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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Most households will pay thousands of dollars more in taxes if politicians can't compromise

    Most households will pay thousands of dollars more in taxes if politicians can't compromise
    President Barack Obama signaled on election night that he's willing to work with leaders in both parties on deficit reduction and tax reform. And House Speaker John A. Boehner said a day later that Republicans were open to new revenue. Is compromise...
  • Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality

    Obama begins new term with calls for unity, equality
    President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it. Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
  • Letter: Defense budget should be reduced and money used elsewhere

    Endless chatter about the "fiscal cliff" has avoided serious consideration of military spending, a major cause of our difficulties. Defense appropriations are $525 billion for 2013 — 57 percent of the discretionary budget, more than those of all...
  • Brain-lock inside the Beltway

    Brain-lock inside the Beltway
    It's at times like this I'm ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Well, that's probably not specific enough since I'm usually ashamed to admit I live inside the Beltway. Still, the second you try to explain the stupidity of this "fiscal cliff"...
  • Are media losing their way in mad #My2K and #Lauerfail hashtag chases?

    Are media losing their way in mad #My2K and #Lauerfail hashtag chases?
    From #SaveBigBird and #womeninbinders, to #Lauerfail and #DrunkDianeSawyer, it seems like we are awash in stories with hashtags these days --stories about the 140-character wonders of Twitter and their impact on media and politics. And while there is...
  • Obama's debt-ceiling strategy could put the squeeze on GOP

    Obama's debt-ceiling strategy could put the squeeze on GOP
    A week before his inauguration, President Barack Obama said he wouldn't negotiate with Republicans over raising the federal debt limit. At an unexpected news conference Jan. 14, the president asserted that he won't trade cuts in government spending in...
  • Grover Norquist: Republican ayatollah

    Grover Norquist: Republican ayatollah
    Ayatollahs seem to just appoint themselves and then start enforcing their own brand of orthodoxy. Grover Norquist has been doing that in the Republican Party for years. Mr. Norquist has never been elected to anything. Nobody ever said he should be in...
  • Boehner's version of compromise: You give 100 percent, he gives nothing

    It appears to me that Speaker John Boehner and the House Republicans are determined to drive us off the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year, and they are positioning the party to blame President Barack Obama for it. The speaker keeps repeating...
  • Five questions for ... Robin McKinney

    Five questions for ... Robin McKinney
    This is the busiest time of year for Robin McKinney. McKinney is the director and co-founder of the Maryland Creating Assets, Savings and Hope (CASH) Campaign, which provides free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income households in the state....
  • A weak Boehner is bad for the GOP, Obama and America

    A weak Boehner is bad for the GOP, Obama and America
    Only a few days into the new year, the Grand Old Party has a huge political hangover from the events that rang in the tidings of 2013. First came the escape from the fiscal cliff that saw its speaker of the House, John Boehner, embarrassed by his flock'...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER: Partly sunny, high near 65. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, low around 50. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS Postal inspectors focus on Calif.-Md. delivery of drugs: Search warrants unsealed...
  • The lesson of the fiscal cliff: Our problem is jobs, not the federal deficit

    The lesson of the fiscal cliff: Our problem is jobs, not the federal deficit
    I wish President Barack Obama would explain to the nation that the federal budget deficit isn't the nation's major economic problem and deficit reduction shouldn't be our major goal. Our biggest problem is lack of good jobs and sufficient growth. And...