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- Opinion Brief: Did Ronald Reagan tax Americans more heavily than President Obama?
- Analysis: Would going over the fiscal cliff help the U.S. in the long run?
- Analysis: What a fiscal cliff compromise might look like
- Cartoon View: Grover's great fall
- 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.?
- By the numbers: Congress' enormous gender pay-gap: By the numbers
- 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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President Obama has apparently learned the art of the deal. Can Republicans make him an offer he can't refuse?
When Mitch McConnell first heard Obama's proposal, he reportedly laughed in disbelief
A New York Times analysis finds that most Americans paid a higher percentage of their income in taxes in the '80s than they do now. Can that be?
Republicans and Democrats don't appear to be making progress toward a deficit-reduction deal to head off punishing automatic tax hikes and spending cuts
The president is planning campaign-style events to shore up public support for his push to raise taxes on the wealthy
Temporarily lowering payroll taxes on American workers failed to stimulate the economy — and ending the holiday promises to invite major political blowback
Cheering for steep spending cuts and tax hikes to kick in Jan. 1 is now a bipartisan sport
Lawmakers strike an optimistic note after meeting with Obama, raising hopes that Congress will spare the economy an unwelcome jolt on Jan. 1
Democrats have beefed up their Senate majority with the election of some "unabashed progressives." Will that make compromise even harder on Capitol Hill?
Democrats say Romney's proposal to raise revenue by slashing deductions for the rich could reduce deficits — without the tax-rate hikes that Republicans despise
In the months leading up to the election, Democrats successfully portrayed Republicans as the party of rich white elites. Never again, vow some conservatives
Liberals have urged Obama to play hardball in budget talks with Republicans, even if it means plunging the country into economic uncertainty
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