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Fiscal Cliff

The Takeaway

Why Obama Should Go Over the Fiscal Cliff

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Some Republicans, including columnist Marc Thiessen, say their only negotiating tactic is to let the United States go over the fiscal cliff. But New Yorker staff writer John Cassidy says it’s Obama who would benefit from the January 1st package of tax hikes and spending cuts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

On The Edge

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

As the situation in Gaza escalates, The New York Times' David Sanger explains how the conflict fits into President Obama's overall Middle Eastern policy approach. Plus: Kathryn Wylde of the Partnership for New York City on the fiscal cliff and New York; what a second Obama term holds for policy towards Asia; and the new vocabulary to come out of the election.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Post-Election Politics

Monday, November 19, 2012

Molly Ball, political reporter for The Atlantic, discusses the politicking surrounding the fiscal cliff, the Benghazi hearings and the possible influence they may have on the President’s new Cabinet.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: The Fiscal Cliff

Friday, November 16, 2012

David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author, most recently, of Red Ink: Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget, and Mattea Kramer, Senior Research Analyst, National Priorities Project, and lead author of National Priorities Project's new book, A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget, explain what the fiscal cliff means, why we’re heading for it, and ways Washington can solve the nation's budget problems.

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It's A Free Country ®

5 Things We Learned From Obama’s First-in-Five-Months Press Conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Until Wednesday, President Obama hadn't faced questions from a room full of reporters since June. What did they want to know?

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Don't Hold Your Breath for a Fiscal Cliff Fix

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'd like to think that the positive sounding things that House Majority Leader John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama have been saying, but much of their comments include worrisome hedging.

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The Takeaway

Many Opinions on the Fiscal Cliff, But Few Options

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The big issue facing Congress as it gets back to work is the so-called 'fiscal cliff.' To that extent, nothing is going to get much of a look in unless a deal is reached on a range of laws which, if unchanged by the end of the year, will result in tax increases and massive spending cuts. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explains.

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It's A Free Country ®

WATCH | President Obama Addresses 'Fiscal Cliff'

Friday, November 09, 2012

At 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, President Obama will make his first comments on economic policy since the election. The president is expected to address the "fiscal cliff" the nation will face in January.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Will Obama and Congress Avoid the Fiscal Cliff?

Friday, November 09, 2012

With President Barack Obama reelected to a second term and Congress set to reconvene after Veterans Day, all eyes in Washington are set on the January 1 fiscal cliff when billions in spending cuts and tax increases will go into effect.

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The Takeaway

After the Election Comes the Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, November 08, 2012

With the presidential campaign season coming to an end, the media is desperately looking for something else to endlessly obsess over. Luckily, we'll have to look no further than the so-called “fiscal cliff,” that combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect after the New Year. Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters, explains.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Beltway News: Romney on Healthcare & Fiscal Cliff Check-In

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Now that Congress is back in session, Kate Nocera, congressional reporter for Politico, explains what's on the agenda. Plus: Governor Romney's stance on the Affordable Healthcare Act.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Economy on the Cliff

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Business Day reporter for The New York Times, Nelson Schwartz, talks about the effects the federal budgetary "cliff" is already having on corporate spending.

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