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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Marylanders make financial moves to protect against 'fiscal cliff'

    Some citizens aren't waiting to find out if the White House and Republicans in Congress will be able to reach a last-minute deal to pull the country away from the "fiscal cliff." They are selling securities while capital gains tax rates are still low...
  • End to stem cell research challenge doesn't calm funding fears for scientists

    End to stem cell research challenge doesn't calm funding fears for scientists
    Even as they celebrate clearing a legal hurdle, worries of stem cell research grant money evaporating constantly weigh on scientists like Dr. Ted Dawson, whose projects at Johns Hopkins Hospital have helped inform treatment of neurological diseases like...
  • Keep Social Security out of the 'fiscal cliff' debate

    Keep Social Security out of the 'fiscal cliff' debate
    We are now hurtling toward the so-called fiscal cliff, a package of automatic tax increases and spending cuts for 2013 designed to stampede Congress and the president into a "grand bargain" on deficit reduction, to include new revenues (translation:...
  • Fiscal cliff looms over governor's talk with Busch, Miller

    The prospect that the federal government could go over the so-called "fiscal cliff" is hanging over many of the decisions that must be made on Maryland's tax and spending plans, the leaders of the General Assembly said after meeting Thursday with Gov....
  • On taxes, Republicans discover the problem with "Never ever, ever, ever ..."

    On taxes, Republicans discover the problem with "Never ever, ever, ever ..."
    A few words to ponder as we sail toward the fiscal cliff. Those words would be: "That was then, this is now." Strip away the false piety and legalistic hair splitting offered by Republican lawmakers rationalizing their decision to abandon a pledge...
  • A Washington poker game with $16 trillion in the pot

    A Washington poker game with $16 trillion in the pot
    Every kid knows that falling off a cliff is never good, but what about a "fiscal cliff" — how would that feel? Americans may indeed find out, if Congress is unable to pass a budget plan prior to Jan. 1. So, what's at stake if such an event occurs?...
  • The GOP's cynical debt limit ploy

    The GOP's cynical debt limit ploy
    With President Barack Obama holding his ground on tax increases for the wealthy, congressional Republicans appear intent to make a tactical retreat from the fiscal cliff to an issue where they believe they have more leverage: the nation's debt ceiling....
  • Sticking it to the rich won't solve our debt and deficit problems

    President Barack Obama's views on avoiding the "fiscal cliff," which The Sun endorses, will neither solve our huge debt problem nor help our economy ("On the brink of the 'fiscal cliff,'" Dec. 6). We have an immense federal deficit and debt problem that...
  • Sequestration cuts would embolden Iran to build the bomb

    While many have persuasively argued that the fiscal cliff defense cuts would hurt innovation and slow our economic recovery, few offer concrete examples of how these catastrophic cuts would endanger our national security. Iran's drive to acquire nuclear...
  • Bipartisan Maryland leaders advocate for debt solution

    They haven't solved the nation's fiscal crisis yet, but an advocacy group forming Monday in Maryland already has accomplished another political miracle: bringing together the operatives of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Republican Gov....
  • Hunger pains

    Hunger pains
    In the first two weeks after Hurricane Sandy battered the Mid-Atlantic region, leaving millions without power, relief agencies provided an estimated 4.9 million meals to the victims — the equivalent of 150 tractor-trailer loads of food. That was a...
  • Campaign rules for federal employees get an update

    Campaign rules for federal employees get an update
    Even as Congress and the White House appeared to be at a standoff over the fiscal cliff last month, lawmakers and the president were able to agree on at least one thing: an update of the Hatch Act. The 1939 law prohibits federal employees and certain...