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Fiscal Cliff

News

John Boehner: ‘I Need This Job Like I Need A Hole In The Head’

by David Badash ● 10:32 AM January 7, 2013
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John Boehner says, “I need this job like I need a hole in the head,” and, ironically, claimed President Obama is “unwilling to take on the left wing of his own party.”

News

Boehner Told Reid ‘Go F*ck Yourself’ In Front Of Oval Office

by David Badash ● 10:15 AM January 2, 2013

Apparently, before the fiscal cliff vote late last night, Speaker of the House John Boehner was feeling a bit stressed. Politico reports Boehner had passed Reid and lashed out with some strong language.

Economics

The U.S. House of Representatives Dodges the Fiscal Cliff

by Tanya Domi ● 12:09 AM January 2, 2013

After a very long day in American political history, the House of Representatives, led by a majority of Democrats, passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act, avoiding the fiscal cliff

Economics

UPDATE: House Republicans Reconsider Amendment for Spending Cuts; Expect to Vote on Senate Bill Tonight

by Tanya Domi ● 4:37 PM January 1, 2013

House Republicans who strongly opposed the Senate compromise on the fiscal cliff want $300 billion in spending cuts but don’t have 218 votes, so will most likely take up a vote on the Senate bill tonight

Economics

Senate Passes American Taxpayer Relief Act 89-8; Moves to House for Final Passage

by Tanya Domi ● 2:45 PM January 1, 2013

The U.S. Senate worked into the early hours in the New Year and overwhelmingly passed a measure in a deal crafted between the White House and Senate Republicans

Economics

Political Brinksmanship on the “Fiscal Cliff”; Will Congress Make a Deal?

by Tanya Domi ● 9:54 AM December 31, 2012
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Congress engages in political brinksmanship on making a deal as the fiscal cliff looms within hours of the New Year

News

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz Appointed to Fill Vacancy; On Plane to D.C. Tonight

by Tanya Domi ● 9:00 PM December 26, 2012
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Hawaii’s Governor Neil Abercrombie appoints Lt. Governor Brian Schatz to fill vacancy in wake of Danny Inouye’s death

Economics

Obama: Aloha ‘Oe Hawaii; Back to Grind and Fiscal Cliff

by Tanya Domi ● 2:51 PM December 26, 2012
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President Barack Obama departs his Hawaii vacation for a tortured return of jousting with House Republicans who are bent on taking the country over the fiscal cliff

Arts

‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:45 AM December 24, 2012
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‘Twas the week before Christmas
And all through The House,
The Speaker went begging,
While the Tea Caucus groused……
The New Civil Rights Movement presents our annual political parody, ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas.