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Fiscal Cliff

  1. raging boehner
    Boehner Dishes on Negotiations With Obama, Cursing Out Reid“I need this job like I need a hole in the head,” says Boehner.
  2. the national interest
    Do Republicans Like Obama’s Deal? They Won’t SayThey are too angry to negotiate.
  3. oh internet!
    Want to Complain About the Tax Increase? There’s a Hashtag for ThatAnger in 140 characters.
  4. politics
    John Heilemann on Morning Joe: The Post-Fiscal Cliff FightsTime for more cuts.
  5. fiscal cliff
    Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill From HawaiiAfter all the drama, he didn’t have to leave vacation to make it official.
  6. the national interest
    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. politics
    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. the national interest
    Obama’s Deal Is Possibly Not a Terrible DealProbably still terrible, but you never know.
  10. the national interest
    Why Is Obama Caving on Taxes?Obama concedes, Republicans don’t accept it, lather, rinse, repeat.
  11. fiscal cliff
    All the Terrible Things That Will Happen If Congress Goes Over the Fiscal CliffThings are going to get real austere real quick.
  12. fiscal cliff
    McConnell Asks Biden for Help As Talks Stall“I need a dance partner.” 
  13. fiscal cliff
    President Obama Definitely Does Not Blame Himself for Fiscal Cliff Impasse Go ahead and guess who he thinks is responsible here.
  14. fiscal cliff
    Fiscal Cliff Talks Are Still HappeningWhat that means right now is unclear.
  15. the cliff of insanity
    ‘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. early and annoying
    Senators Are Sad They Have to WorkThere is not.
  17. fiscal cliff
    Obama Will Meet With Congressional Leaders, But Don’t Get Your Hopes UpThis may be just for show.
  18. fiscal cliff
    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. fiscal cliff
    Even Tea Partiers Are Tired of Fighting About the Fiscal CliffOr they’re just testing Republicans in Congress.
  21. fiscal cliff
    Meet the Last Congressional Republican to Vote for Higher TaxesNew Mexico Senator Pete Domenici did it in 1990.
  22. fiscal cliff
    Obama and Boehner’s Chats Sound Unfriendly“You get nothing. I get that for free.”
  23. fiscal cliff
    Some Conservatives Think It’s Time to Replace John Boehner But he’s probably not going anywhere.
  24. the national interest
    Obama Waking Up From Dream of Grand BargainTurns out the House Republicans are still crazy.
  25. the national interest
    Plan B Fails, Boehner Marches Toward CliffThe obstinacy of the ulra-crazies paradoxically weakens the merely crazy.
  26. the national interest
    John Boehner’s CalvinballThe speaker’s weird penchant for making up new rules.
  27. the national interest
    Boehner’s Plan B Fails; Inmates Running AsylumCrazy — but that’s how it goes …
  28. the national interest
    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. the national interest
    Liberal Obama Budget Freak-outs: A How-To GuideWhen and how to get your freak on.
  30. the national interest
    Krugman’s Deficit Calm Perhaps a Tad Too CalmSeeking a middle ground between blind deficit panic and total complacency.
  31. fiscal cliff
    John Boehner Proposes Tax Hike for Millionaires In exchange for major entitlement cuts. 
  32. the national interest
    Is Obama Punishing the GOP Because He’s Mean?It’s an increasingly popular Republican theory.
  33. the national interest
    Raising the Medicare Retirement Age Still SuckyBut not totally-unacceptable-sucky.
  34. the national interest
    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. fiscal cliff
    Obama and Boehner Meet to Discuss Fiscal CliffThis sounds a little bit like progress. 
  37. hurricane sandy
    President Obama Asked Congress for $60 Billion for Sandy Relief More than expected, but still less than needed. 
  38. the national interest
    My Wanker of the Day Acceptance SpeechSome vintage hippie-punching for a Friday afternoon.
  39. the national interest
    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. the national interest
    Go Ahead, Raise the Medicare Retirement AgeA tolerable budget concession.
  41. the national interest
    Bobby Jindal Unclear on What Fiscal Cliff IsSeems like something a leading policy thinker ought to know.
  42. the national interest
    The Republican Anti-Tax Maginot LineThey’ll never get their tax increase through it!
  43. the national interest
    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. the national interest
    Obama’s Refusal to Deal Paving Way for a DealThe Zen of striking a deal by refusing to compromise.
  46. the national interest
    The Logic of a January Fiscal Cliff DealEverybody chill the f-ck out. The calendar has got this.
  47. fiscal cliff
    GOP Claims to Offer ‘Middle Ground’ in Fiscal Cliff CounterproposalBut they won’t raise tax rates on the wealthiest Americans.
  48. the national interest
    GOP ‘Doomsday Plan’ Neither a Plan Nor Doom-ySounds better than “give Obama what he wants,” though.
  49. fiscal cliff
    Geithner and Boehner Describe Budget TalksThe two offered up their opposing takes on the Sunday morning talk shows.
  50. the national interest
    Do Republicans Want to Cut Medicare?It’s not clear they have an answer.
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