Articles Tagged 'Fiscal Cliff'

‘Fiscal cliff’ debt truce nears its end with no solution in sight

A three-month truce on the debt-limit war is about to expire, and Congress and President Obama will enter a no-man’s land with nobody quite knowing… READ MORE

Fiscal hangover: Americans will see a payroll tax increase

Washington — Despite a late night deal Congress forged to avert historic tax increases, most Americans will still see less in their paychecks in 2013.… READ MORE

Senators Got 154-Page ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Bill 3 Minutes Before Voting on It

by By Matt Cover,
January 3, 2013

The U.S. Senate voted 89-8 to approve legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff despite having only 3 minutes to read the 154-page bill and budget… READ MORE

Tea party backers swallow a bitter pill in ‘cliff’ bill

The bill was 153 pages long. It was written only the day before, by Washington insiders working in the dark of night. It was crammed… READ MORE

Boehner could face rocky vote for speakership amid Republican angst

January 3, 2013

John Boehner could be in for a fight Thursday when the newly seated House votes for the next speaker, with conservatives grumbling about his leadership… READ MORE

After “fiscal cliff,” U.S. conservatives eye Republican primaries

by Nick Carey, Reuters
January 3, 2013

CHICAGO | The U.S. Congress prevented hefty tax hikes and spending cuts with a “fiscal cliff” deal this week, but grassroots conservatives are already seeking 2014 primary challengers for high-profile Republican lawmakers who backed the deal. Few challengers have yet come forward. But fiscally conservative activists irate at Republicans who voted to raise some taxes without cutting spending are casting… READ MORE

Congress approves ‘fiscal cliff’ measure

Congress approved a plan to end Washington’s long drama over the “fiscal cliff” late Tuesday after House Republicans surrendered to President Obama’s demand to let… READ MORE


January 2, 2013

The Senate passed legislation meant to end the “fiscal cliff” crisis in the wee hours of the morning. And it seems Hollywood’s rigorous backing of… READ MORE

Over the ‘fiscal cliff’ we go — for one day

Congress careened over the edge of the “fiscal cliff” Monday, even as outlines of a deal emerged on Capitol Hill that could quickly close the… READ MORE

Democrats have no counteroffer on ‘fiscal cliff’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday he hasn’t been able to work up a plan to avert the fiscal cliff, leading his Republican counterpart,… READ MORE

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