Fiscal Cliff


Mon December 10, 2012
The Two-Way

Can A 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Be Both In And Out Of Reach? Yes

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 10:38 am

President Obama in the Oval Office, where there may be some more late night bargaining sessions before a deal is reached to keep the federal government from going over the "fiscal cliff." (December 2009 file photo.)
Pete Souza The White House


Sun December 9, 2012
NPR Story

A Senator's Last Challenge

Originally published on Sun December 9, 2012 12:36 pm

Sen. Kent Conrad has chaired the Senate Budget Committee since 2006. The Democratic senator from North Dakota is retiring in January 2013, but before leaving the Senate, he is a key player in the negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Conrad about the challenges to achieving a budget compromise.


Fri December 7, 2012
It's All Politics

Who's Behind The Fiscal Cliff Lobbying Effort?

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 12:42 pm

As the White House and Congress continue to wrangle over a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" and its billions in automatic spending cuts and tax increases, we wanted to take a look at who is spending big to influence the debate behind the scenes.

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Fri December 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Three 'Should Read Stories' About The Fiscal Cliff

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 9:17 am

Speaker of the House John Boehner listens as President Obama speaks during a meeting with bipartisan group of congressional leaders in November.
Pool Getty Images

The bottom line on the fiscal cliff negotiations on Capitol Hill is that things seem far from resolved. As Politico put it, the last we heard is that White House congressional liaison Rob Nabors went to Capitol Hill to tell lawmakers that President Obama is not budging.

If Congress does not come to an agreement, the country is facing steep spending cuts and tax hikes that economist warn could send the economy back into recession.

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Thu December 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Alan Simpson Goes 'Gangnam Style'

Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 9:05 am

The Can Kicks Back