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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Debt cliff ahead?

    Debt cliff ahead?
    With the fiscal cliff surmounted, at least temporarily, a new Congress sworn in and Republicans licking their self-inflicted wounds, it is tempting to theorize that a new political reality has taken hold in the nation's capital — one where the...
  • Now, how about that spending?

    I take exception to your last sentence in The Sun's editorial on the fiscal cliff resolution that it "sets the stage for more Republican gamesmanship..." ("Trouble ahead," Jan. 2). President Barack Obama has been hammering on taxing the successful...
  • Delaney, state's newest congressman, starts term

    Delaney, state's newest congressman, starts term
    Maryland's newest member of the House of Representatives, Democrat John Delaney, was sworn into office Thursday amid a flurry of symbolism and celebration but also apprehension over issues left unresolved by the last Congress. The Potomac banker, who...
  • Md. should go slow on mandatory sick leave

    Most of us likely take paid sick leave for granted. It accumulates over time, and we dip into the account when there's an injury or illness that prevents us from going to work, whether for a day or, as in the case of a serious malady, for much longer....
  • Biden has the last laugh

    Biden has the last laugh
    Vice President Joe Biden, the Republicans' favorite punching bag, gave his critics nothing to laugh about as President Barack Obama's ultimate fireman in rescuing the country from the fiscal cliff it teetered on as 2012 ended. Mr. Biden's 11th-hour...
  • 'Fiscal cliff' deal leaves federal employees with uncertainty

    Congressional action to avert a "fiscal cliff" of higher taxes and across-the-board federal budget cuts means that government agencies will avoid many dreaded spending reductions — at least for now. But "now" is no more than two months. The future...
  • Congress approves additional Sandy aid

    Congress approves additional Sandy aid
    In a move that will help some 800 Maryland families affected by the effects of Hurricane Sandy, Congress approved $10 billion in emergency funding Friday for the federal flood insurance program. The hastily scheduled votes came in response to criticism...
  • Winning ugly -- Obama and the fiscal cliff

    Winning ugly -- Obama and the fiscal cliff
    By all accounts, President Barack Obama won the fiscal cliff showdown. Why anyone would take much pride in this kind of "win" is beyond me. It's a bit like being the least filthy toddler in the mud pit. One of the main reasons Mr. Obama won, according...
  • For Republicans, a not so happy New Year

    For Republicans, a not so happy New Year
    Author's disclaimer: Today's piece may cause my center/right readers severe irritability, sleeplessness, and a strong desire to limit your cable television options to Fox. The antidote may not arrive until the midterm elections of 2014. Fiscal cliff...
  • Americans better off without milk subsidy

    A frequent bugaboo of the fiscal cliff debacle was the "milk cliff" — the threat of milk price doubling if Congress failed to extend dairy subsidies. Parents were expected to forgo other necessities because their children "had to have milk."...
  • Obama talks tough on taxes, fiscal cliff

    Obama talks tough on taxes, fiscal cliff
    Anyone who wondered whether a vote for President Barack Obama meant something should have been reassured by his performance in today's news conference. In the central issue that faces the country right now, whether the resolution to the so-called fiscal...
  • Who's afraid of a fiscal cliff?

    Let the taxes go up on January 1. The country will survive. Worse things happened. After all, Democrats and Republicans voted for the sunset on the Bush tax cuts, and the president signed the bill. The rich will continue to find a way to avoid taxes. Mitt...