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- Analysis: Would going over the fiscal cliff help the U.S. in the long run?
- Analysis: What a fiscal cliff compromise might look like
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- Analysis: Will campaigning help Obama win the fiscal cliff debate?
- The Bullpen: The pandering, boneheaded motives behind the payroll tax holiday
- The List: 5 reasons to let the U.S. ride over the fiscal cliff
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- Cartoon View: The respectful Congress
- Opinion Brief: After the election: Could civility possibly return to D.C.?
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- The List: 3 reasons Congress sounds less intelligent than ever
- Burning Question: Are the GOP's budget cuts anti-poor?
- The Bullpen: How indefinite detention snuck into Obama's defense bill
- Instant Guide: Is Congress finally working together to save the economy?
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- Cartoon View: The oncoming tsunami
- Opinion Brief: Is the U.S. headed for another debt downgrade?
- Burning Question: Why isn't Paul Ryan on the debt super committee?
- The List: Congress' 'troubling' super committee picks: 5 talking points
- Forecast: The U.S. credit downgrade: 4 predictions
- World Reactions: How badly did the debt fight damage America's image abroad?
- The Bullpen: The debt deal's biggest losers
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Democrats and Republicans are already hurling accusations at each other
House Republicans refuse to go along with Speaker Boehner's proposal to let tax rates rise for people making more than $1 million
There's still no deal to prevent the double-whammy of harsh tax hikes and spending cuts kicking in on Jan. 1. Who will feel the most pain if we take the plunge?
Going from 65 to 67 would save more than $100 billion over the next decade
The steep tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect at year's end pale in comparison to what the country weathered just a few years ago
Voters overwhelmingly want Washington to solve the country's budget problems. But they reject nearly every meaningful proposition to do so
Some say the Obama administration could avoid a brewing fight over raising the credit limit (yes, yet again) by minting super valuable coins — and spending them
As the Senate minority leader discovered, political point-scoring doesn't always go as planned
If the GOP wins, the biggest losers are states that voted for Mitt Romney. If Obama wins? Blue states pay up
President Obama is insistent that the fiscal-cliff battle not be a prelude to a debt-limit war in February, as the GOP is reportedly hoping
Democrats weren't impressed with Boehner's gauzy $800 million revenue offer, but some on the Right are downright livid
If the GOP can't beat President Obama on tax hikes for the rich, their sneakiest move might be to surrender
The White House isn't impressed with the GOP's opening gambit, but this game of fiscal chess has finally started in earnest
Insiders reportedly say the president doesn't want to let devastating automatic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect Jan. 1 — but will if he has to
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