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The Takeaway

'We're Nowhere' on the Fiscal Cliff

Monday, December 03, 2012

Worries about the fiscal cliff are beginning to sound like predictions from the Mayan calendar. Dave Weigel, political reporter from Slate, tries to demystify the smoke and mirrors of Washington politics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fiscal Negotiations Latest

Monday, December 03, 2012

Heidi Przybyla, Washington reporter for Bloomberg, discusses what is on the table and what is off the table in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

 

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The Washington Report

The Fiscal Cliff and the Battle in Syria

Monday, December 03, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the fiscal cliff negotiations and the Assad regime in Syria.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Cause and Effect

Monday, December 03, 2012

Hear how gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale could change the energy calculus for the nation. Plus: the latest on tax and spending negotiations in Washington; City Councilman Brad Lander a bill banning employers from doing credit checks on job applicants; a new constitution for Egypt and what it means for the region; how telecommunication companies are regulated and why it matters after a natural disaster; and the founder of the Bread and Puppet show on a 50th anniversary performance.

It's A Free Blog

Opinion: No Gold Coins at the End of the Fiscal Cliff Rainbow

Friday, November 30, 2012

If the talks fail and we go off the cliff the million-dollar question becomes, "who will be blamed for the failure?"

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Future of Economic Growth After the Fiscal Cliff

Friday, November 30, 2012

The question gets more urgent by the day: Can President Obama and Congress cut a deal in the next month to prevent the automatic government spending cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff?

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The Takeaway

Your Fiscal Cliff Questions, Answered

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What is the difference between the fiscal cliff and the threat of the government shut-down, last year? What are the chances that Congress will do nothing more than change the January 1, 2013 deadline? What will the fiscal cliff mean for my federal student loans? Takeaway listeners wrote in with these and other questions about the fiscal cliff. Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich is here with the answers. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: The Case for Going Over the Fiscal Cliff

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bad policy got us into this mess. No need for worse policy to get us out.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Giving Check-In 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

With so much money having been donated for Sandy relief and during the election cycle, many non-profits are worried that there will be a “giving hangover” this holiday season. Sol Adler, CEO of 92nd Street Y and founder of "Giving Tuesday", and Willie Rapfogel, executive director of Met Council, a social service agency, discuss how organizations are looking to raise money and the possibility of deduction reform as part of the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paul Krugman on the "Fiscal Cliff"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist, Nobel Prize-winning economist, and author most recently of End This Depression Now!, discusses the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in Washington and how he thinks it should be resolved.

 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | November 28, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Your Fiscal Cliff Questions, Answered | Fiction or Non-Fiction? A Veteran Journalist Explains Why He Ventured into Fiction | The Hobbit Premiers In New Zealand, Middle Earth Goes Nuts | Winston Churchill, 'The Last Lion' | The Onion: From Fake Sexiest Man Alive to Real News

The Brian Lehrer Show

Over the Edge

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

As they debate how to avoid going over the 'fiscal cliff" in Washington, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman talks about what he thinks they should do to resolve it. Plus: charitable giving post-election and post-Sandy; journalist and author Pete Hamill on his new book of stories; why Intrade is shutting its doors to U.S. customers; the Mexican president-elect visits Washington; and the danger of consuming energy drinks.

The Takeaway

Anti-Tax Icon Grover Norquist Losing His Grip on Some Republican Lawmakers

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Broken pledges — that's the story this week in Washington as several Republican lawmakers begin backtracking from a pledge to not raise taxes they signed with Grover Norquist and the Americans for Tax Reform. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has been following the story.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Post-Thanksgiving, Pre-Cliff Politics

Monday, November 26, 2012

John Heilemann, political reporter for New York Magazine, discusses the latest in the negotiations over the "fiscal cliff" and whether Republicans and Democrats can find enough common ground on tax deduction reform.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Good on GOP for Quitting Grover Norquist's Preposterous Tax Pledge

Monday, November 26, 2012

The pledge is now 20 years old, and polls show that if anything, it is a burden on Republicans as the nation struggles to preserve popular programs such as Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Four Weeks After Sandy

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's been four weeks since Sandy hit. Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public Radio, gives an update on the recovery effort in New Jersey four weeks in. Plus: the latest in national politics and the "fiscal cliff" negotiations with John Heilemann, politics reporter for New York magazine; and Tim Ferriss, author of the new book The 4-Hour Chef.

The Washington Report

A Ceasefire Between Hamas and Israel, and the Looming Fiscal Cliff

Monday, November 26, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the temporary truce in the middle east and the coming fiscal cliff negotiations.

Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Quiet Car Edition

Saturday, November 24, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, discuss whether raising taxes, enhancing revenue, or closing loopholes (or however you want to describe it) is going to be key to the White House and Congress finding a solution to the "fiscal cliff." They then discuss the new Steven Spielberg movie "Lincoln," and what it tells us about today's politics.

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WNYC News

Bernanke Warns Congress to Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Tuesday urged Congress and the Obama administration to strike a budget deal to avert tax increases and spending cuts that could trigger a recession next year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Fiscal Cliff and New York

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Kathryn Wylde, CEO of the Partnership for New York City, discusses how the fiscal cliff debate affects New York and her work as part of the Fiscal Leadership Council for the Fix the Debt campaign.

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