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Fiscal Cliff

  1. Boehner Dishes on Negotiations With Obama, Cursing Out ReidI need this job like I need a hole in the head,” says Boehner.
  2. Do Republicans Like Obama’s Deal? They Won’t SayThey are too angry to negotiate.
  3. Want to Complain About the Tax Increase? There’s a Hashtag for ThatAnger in 140 characters.
  4. John Heilemann on Morning Joe: The Post-Fiscal Cliff FightsTime for more cuts.
  5. Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill From HawaiiAfter all the drama, he didn’t have to leave vacation to make it official.
  6. The Big Lebowski Explains the Fiscal CliffHow to deal with nihilists holding a nonexistent hostage? Ask John Goodman.
  7. Frank Rich on the National Circus: The Fiscal Cliff Was a MolehillThe standoff is over but the ideological war will get much bloodier.
  8. After Days of Drama, Congress Passes Fiscal Cliff DealBoehner told Reid to “Go f— yourself,” while Reid threw an Obama proposal in the fireplace.
  9. Obama’s Deal Is Possibly Not a Terrible DealProbably still terrible, but you never know.
  10. Why Is Obama Caving on Taxes?Obama concedes, Republicans don’t accept it, lather, rinse, repeat.
  11. All the Terrible Things That Will Happen If Congress Goes Over the Fiscal CliffThings are going to get real austere real quick.
  12. McConnell Asks Biden for Help As Talks StallI need a dance partner.” 
  13. President Obama Definitely Does Not Blame Himself for Fiscal Cliff Impasse Go ahead and guess who he thinks is responsible here.
  14. Fiscal Cliff Talks Are Still HappeningWhat that means right now is unclear.
  15. ‘Moderately Optimistic’ President Obama Declares: Let My People Vote!Obama intends to bring a fiscal cliff bill to the Senate floor regardless of whether or not an agreement can be reached.
  16. Senators Are Sad They Have to WorkThere is not.
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    Obama Will Meet With Congressional Leaders, But Don’t Get Your Hopes UpThis may be just for show.
  18. Mitch McConnell Dragged Into Game of Fiscal Cliff ChickenWhy won’t Boehner and Obama just leave him out of it?
  19. Obama Leaving Hawaii in Search for Cliff DealSo far, it’s not promising.
  20. Even Tea Partiers Are Tired of Fighting About the Fiscal CliffOr they’re just testing Republicans in Congress.
  21. Meet the Last Congressional Republican to Vote for Higher TaxesNew Mexico Senator Pete Domenici did it in 1990.
  22. Obama and Boehner’s Chats Sound UnfriendlyYou get nothing. I get that for free.”
  23. Some Conservatives Think It’s Time to Replace John Boehner But he’s probably not going anywhere.
  24. Obama Waking Up From Dream of Grand BargainTurns out the House Republicans are still crazy.
  25. Plan B Fails, Boehner Marches Toward CliffThe obstinacy of the ulra-crazies paradoxically weakens the merely crazy.
  26. John Boehner’s CalvinballThe speaker’s weird penchant for making up new rules.
  27. Boehner’s Plan B Fails; Inmates Running AsylumCrazy — but that’s how it goes …
  28. House Republicans Again Show Why We Need to Wait Until January for a DealAll I want for Christmas is you … to agree in principle to extend a portion of the Bush tax cuts. This song isn’t working.
  29. Liberal Obama Budget Freak-outs: A How-To GuideWhen and how to get your freak on.
  30. Krugman’s Deficit Calm Perhaps a Tad Too CalmSeeking a middle ground between blind deficit panic and total complacency.
  31. John Boehner Proposes Tax Hike for Millionaires In exchange for major entitlement cuts. 
  32. Is Obama Punishing the GOP Because He’s Mean?It’s an increasingly popular Republican theory.
  33. Raising the Medicare Retirement Age Still SuckyBut not totally-unacceptable-sucky.
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    Why Republicans Can’t Propose Spending CutsIt’s not because they’re afraid.
  35. Marco Rubio and the Coming Conservative RevoltThe canary in the Republican coal mine.
  36. Obama and Boehner Meet to Discuss Fiscal CliffThis sounds a little bit like progress. 
  37. President Obama Asked Congress for $60 Billion for Sandy Relief More than expected, but still less than needed. 
  38. My Wanker of the Day Acceptance SpeechSome vintage hippie-punching for a Friday afternoon.
  39. The Psychology of Defeat on the RightAs conservatives contemplate rising taxes, the gamut of emotions is on display — rage, despair, spite… Oddly, no bargaining, though.
  40. Go Ahead, Raise the Medicare Retirement AgeA tolerable budget concession.
  41. Bobby Jindal Unclear on What Fiscal Cliff IsSeems like something a leading policy thinker ought to know.
  42. The Republican Anti-Tax Maginot LineThey’ll never get their tax increase through it!
  43. Obama: No More Debt Ceiling ExtortionShoot the hostage.
  44. Frank Rich on the National Circus: The Fiscal Cliff Is the Y2K of 2012Obama can wait out the GOP.
  45. Obama’s Refusal to Deal Paving Way for a DealThe Zen of striking a deal by refusing to compromise.
  46. The Logic of a January Fiscal Cliff DealEverybody chill the f-ck out. The calendar has got this.
  47. GOP Claims to Offer ‘Middle Ground’ in Fiscal Cliff CounterproposalBut they won’t raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans.
  48. GOP ‘Doomsday Plan’ Neither a Plan Nor Doom-ySounds better than “give Obama what he wants,” though.
  49. Geithner and Boehner Describe Budget TalksThe two offered up their opposing takes on the Sunday morning talk shows.
  50. Do Republicans Want to Cut Medicare?It’s not clear they have an answer.
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