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Paul Ryan

Opinion: Over The Cliff

At midnight, not only did the ball drop in Times Square, ushering in a New Year, but Congress dropped the ball on delivering the country meaningful deficit reduction.

01/04/2013

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. (credit: Pool/Getty Images News)

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Brings Some Relief To Calif.

The deal in Washington to avoid the “fiscal cliff” will bring a reprieve to California’s slowly rebounding economy, but uncertainty remains in part because Congress delayed action on federal spending cuts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/02/2013

Grover Norquist

Opinion: Enjoy The Last Day Of The Fiscal Cliff

If Congress manages to pass a feeble, last minute, deal on taxes it will be a deal that is long overdue. All of this could have been avoided.

12/31/2012

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. (credit: Pool/Getty Images News)

LA Faces $22M Budget Shortfall If ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Isn’t Reached

Los Angeles could face at least a $22 million shortfall if a deal isn’t reached in Congress by Tuesday to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” according to the city’s top budget analyst.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/28/2012

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Looming ‘Fiscal Cliff’ A Growing Concern Among Holiday Shoppers In SoCal

Even on Christmas Eve, the U.S. economy is moving closer and closer to the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

12/24/2012

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Calif. Jobless Rate Dips Below Double-Digits; 1st Time Since ’09

For the first time since 2009, the unemployment rate in California has fallen below 10 percent.

12/21/2012

John Boehner

Opinion: GOP Too Extreme

More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.

12/20/2012

Barack Obama (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s With Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Road Trip?

The president would do much better by staying in Washington, D.C. where the action is rather than taking a road tour-styled trip to talk to the American people. In D.C., he actually would be talking to the people who are going to make the decision with him.

12/10/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Counter Offer

Republicans built a trap for themselves, having for years passed bills with highly unpopular cuts and little public notice. Now Republicans will take the blame if we go over the fiscal cliff.

12/10/2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: GOP A Party Without A Plan

With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.

11/30/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

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