fiscal cliff

Now is the time to lance the boil of Republican extremism once and for all. Read more...
Speaker Boehner, Go F@*k Yourself
In December, House Speaker John Boehner told Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to "go f@*k yourself." It's long past time for Speaker Boehner to look in the mirror and say the same thing. Here's why... Read more...
While the White House Easter Egg Hunt was saved from sequestration, other programs haven't been so lucky. Here's our guide to what's happened since the across-the-board budget cuts took effect. Read more...
After years of austerity by state and local governments, the GDP numbers for the first quarter of 2013 show Uncle Sam, too, is holding back U.S. economic growth. Read more...
Uncle Sam has a well-documented need for more tax revenue in the years ahead. And a big reason why is that between them, Presidents Bush and Obama cut taxes by more than the five times the amount of the combined new revenue hikes Obama got in January and is asking for now. Read more...

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When it comes to the unprecedented Republican debt ceiling hostage-taking that precipitated Washington's "cliffhanger," PBS Frontline missed the forest for the trees altogether. Read more...
So much for the alleged "deficit reduction," huh? (As Atrios keeps repeating, nobody really cares about the deficit.) Bill Moyers interviews Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) about a corporate tax exemption for Amgen, the world's largest biotech company, Read more...
If the ACA is a bundle of experiments in how to lower health care costs and make it more affordable for everyone, then this deal gives Republican a mark in their "kill" column for the ACA and consumers. On the very last page of the part of the Read more...
“Exxon Hates Your Children” ad hits the airwaves: Hard hitting ad targeting subsidies to air in multiple markets this weekend. Countering a multi-million dollar onslaught of advertising by the oil industry in defense of its subsidies, Read more...
A conservative advocacy group has targeted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, running ads in his home state of Kentucky highlighting his key role in negotiating a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Brent Bozell, the president of For America, Read more...