Saturday, October 19, 2019

Tag: fiscal cliff

The Sequester Puts Fiscal Cliff to Shame:...

Many Americans haven’t even heard the term “sequester” before but it could possibly pose a greater threat than the fiscal cliff – so why...

Obama Pushing Congress to Avoid Massive ‘Sequester’...

With the government's self-imposed "sequestration" cuts looming, President Obama is trying to convince Congress to come up with a menu of short-term budget cuts...

Public Opinion Wanes For Both Parties After...

In the final hours of negotiation, Washington’s lawmakers were able to come to an agreement to avert the "fiscal cliff.” However, the American people...

Obama Vows Not to Play Games with...

Now that the fiscal cliff drama is behind him, President Obama returned to Washington this weekend to face several more looming budget battles with...

The Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Giveth and...

Despite a fiscal cliff deal being reached, working Americans will see less money in their paychecks this year. A temporary reduction in the Social Security...

GOP Comes to Its Senses to Avert...

Sen. Mitch McConnell asking for help from the White House? I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I read that the Kentucky Republican asked...

Fiscal Cliff Looms Closer As House Adjourns...

With 2012 coming to a close, the country sits just hours away from the much maligned fiscal cliff. Congressional negotiations have been an exercise...

Drake's 'YOLO' Motto Makes the 2012 Banned...

What does the annoyingly popular term 'YOLO' (You Only Live Once) and the Northern Michigan’s Lake Superior State University have in common? Well, the...

Obama Blames Boehner, McConnell for Congress’ Dysfunction

As Senate aides scurried back and forth in the halls of Congress over the weekend, trying to come to some sort of agreement that...

What the Fiscal Cliff Really Means for...

Some lawmakers are back in Washington hoping to hammer out a last-minute deal to avert the so-called "fiscal cliff," but so far it seems that there's...

Fiscal Cliff Battle: Winners and Losers

Fiscal Cliff : While much of the country is mired in snowstorms across the nation’s midsection and in Pennsylvania and New England, the nation’s...

Fiscal Cliff: Congress’ Dysfunction Affects Unemployment Benefits...

Update: Congressional leaders are now scrambling to find 'fiscal cliff' compromise The epic dysfunction of Congress will hit more than 2 million Americans who will...

Obama Leaves Family in Hawaii to Return...

With the nation still on the brink of the fiscal cliff, President Obama will leave his family in Hawaii tonight to return to Washington...

Distracted Shoppers Deal with Fiscal Cliff, Newtown...

Christmas shoppers thronged malls and pounced on discounts but apparently spent less this year, their spirits dampened by concerns about the economy and the...

John Boehner Faces a Career-Defining Moment with...

House Speaker John Boehner has now stepped into perhaps the defining moment of his career. After he and President Obama had failed to close the...

With Fiscal Cliff Deal Close, GOP Gets...

It looked like a deal to avert the fiscal cliff was at hand—but apparently Republicans at the last minute got cold feet, perhaps spooked...

Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Bring Nation Closer to...

Either the "fiscal cliff" negotiations between the White House and Congress are going absolutely nowhere, or the news coverage of the negotiations is completely...

President Obama: Fiscal Cliff Shouldn’t Affect Debt...

As if the bitter partisanship and gridlock in Washington weren’t bad enough already as the dreaded “fiscal cliff” looms nearer. Recalcitrant House Republicans added another...

Fiscal Cliff: John A. Boehner Offers Another...

The White House and Republican leaders remain at a negotiations impasse as the year-end “fiscal cliff”looms closer. Both sides took uncompromising tones on Sunday, making...

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee To GOP:...

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Friday called on the GOP to stop waging a “war on the working people of America” as fiscal...

Fiscal Cliff: Conservative Congressman Tom Cole Sides...

While House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans tried to seize the upper hand in the fiscal cliff negotiations today by telling the media...