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Fiscal Cliff

WNYC News

Tax Reform Options Spread Pain Differently for New Yorkers

Friday, December 21, 2012

As a compromise remains out of reach for President Obama and John Boehner on how to revamp spending and tax policies in 2013, a new analysis looks at five different scenarios for tax reform and how each would affect the annual bills paid by New Yorkers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reconciling Congress

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Legislators continue to discuss whether they will take on gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting. Plus, John Boehner's "Plan B" (did you miss Plan A?) to avert the "fiscal cliff" has kicked off a round of proposals and counter-proposals. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses the news from Washington.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Questions Answered

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The mental health conversation continues with a look at what the obstacles are to finding policies that work, and we crowd source your answers. Plus: who is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year?; a fiscal cliff solution is on the horizon, and Todd Zwillich of the Takeaway explains; comedian and satirist Mo Rocca is being taught how to cook by grandmothers; and the Brian Lehrer Show’s end-of-year photo project kicks off with a look at the new Instagram policy and a call for your photos.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Latest on the Fiscal Cliff

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor at The Guardian, and Rachel Smolkin, Politico White House editor, talk about the latest moves by Republicans and Democrats as they attempt to avoid the fiscal cliff.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Political Cliff

Monday, December 17, 2012

USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page discusses the latest from Washington, from reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting to a new counter-offer on tax rates from Speaker John Boehner.

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On The Media

Should Republican Politicians Quit their Fox Addiction?

Friday, December 14, 2012

With the fiscal-cliff fight in its umpteenth week, Republicans want House Speaker John Boehner to sell his fiscal cliff solutions outside the safe confines of Fox News. Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins talks to Brooke about the GOP strategists who want their party to diversify their media appearances.

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The Takeaway

America's Poor Left Out of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Thursday, December 13, 2012

As politicians negotiate how to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Tavis Smiley says millions of Americans who are in poverty have already gone over the cliff. According to the radio and television host, the real economic focus should be over austerity and its effect on the poor.

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The Takeaway

We've Run Up the National Debt Before — But It's Different This Time

Thursday, December 13, 2012

As the United States teeters on the edge of the fiscal cliff, Simon Johnson, professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, explores America's love affair with debt, our longstanding hatred of taxes, and what lessons we should take from history.

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The Takeaway

More Republicans Express Support for Taxes on Rich

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The chorus of Republicans supporting tax increases on the rich is getting louder, with Republican Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee recently jumping on board, along with Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, explains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Changing the Medicare Age

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and writer of The Apothecary blog on healthcare policy for Forbes, discusses the politics of fiscal cliff proposals to change the Medicare eligibility age, and how much money it would actually save.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Death of Handwriting Edition

Saturday, December 08, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio panelists discuss the GOP’s search for better leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations while on the Culture Gabfest the hosts talk about the end of handwriting.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

John Dickerson's DC

Friday, December 07, 2012

John Dickerson, Slate and CBS political analyst, and panelist on the Political Gabfest, discusses the latest in DC politics, from ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations to today's jobs report.

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It's A Free Country ®

Fiscal Cliff Cuts Would be Deepest for New York's Disadvantaged

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New York stands to take a $600 million hit in 2013 if Congress fails to avert automatic spending cuts slated for January, which would fall disproportionately on poor and middle-income New Yorkers, according to a new study. 

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WNYC News

DiNapoli: Fiscal Cliff Would Cost NY Dearly

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New Yorkers will face a $43 billion tax hike next year if Washington does nothing to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, according to state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who calls the planned tax hikes and spending cuts an "anti-stimulus" for the state's economy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fiscal Cliff Back-and-Forth

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, talks about the ongoing negotiations over the fiscal cliff, and other key Washington news.

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WNYC News

New York Faces Billions in Tax Hikes if Fiscal Cliff Not Averted

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

New Yorkers will face a 43 billion dollar tax hike next year if Washington does nothing to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama's Public Fiscal Cliff Appeal

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Josh King, director of production of presidential events under President Clinton and host of the podcast "Polioptics" on Sirius XM satellite radio, details how President Obama is staying in "campaign mode" during the fiscal cliff negotiations, and whether it's having the intended effect.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Putting it Out There

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

President Obama is back in campaign mode, mobilizing supporters in order to gain the upper hand in negotiations. Plus: attempts to legislate gay "conversion" therapy; and what a new study tells us about why we get bored.

The Takeaway

Boehner Puts Forward Fiscal Cliff Counter Offer

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

On Monday, Majority Leader John Boehner introduced a $2.2 trillion plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. President Obama and the Democrats are looking to cut $600 billion in spending, with $1.6 trillion in tax increases, primarily through increasing taxes on Americans earning more than $250,000 per year. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the latest on the fiscal cliff negotiations, and Diane Lim, chief economist at the Concord Coalition, analyzes the economic details.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Republican Fiscal Cliff Proposal

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The GOP has made a "fiscal cliff" counter-offer. James Capretta, fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the plan and what conservatives want from the negotiations.

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