Fiscal Cliff

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10-16-13 Senator Amy Klobuchar With Dave Lee

She’s in the middle of the negotiations…..and talked live with Dave Lee.

10/16/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Sequester: The Latest Washington Crisis

Washington, it seems, likes to lurch from crisis to crisis. Just weeks ago it was the fiscal cliff, now we have the sequester and the possibility of $85 billion in cuts being phased in, starting March 1.

02/23/2013

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Talking Points: Rep. John Kline On Debt Ceiling

If you think this past week’s fiscal cliff deal puts an end to the partisan grid lock in Washington, guess again.

01/06/2013

Paul Ryan

Opinion: Over The Cliff

At midnight, not only did the ball drop in Times Square, ushering in a New Year, but Congress dropped the ball on delivering the country meaningful deficit reduction.

01/04/2013

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Minn. Great American Think-Off Announces Question

The 21st annual Great American Think-Off question seems relevant given the recent national debate over the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

01/02/2013

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Reality Check: Fiscal Cliff Avoided, But Pay Checks Still Shrinking

It doesn’t seem to be quite the deal that any politician in Washington wanted, but Congress and President Barack Obama did manage to steer the country away from the fiscal cliff.

01/02/2013

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How Minnesota Delegates Voted On Fiscal Cliff Bill

Although the majority of the Minnesota delegation in the U.S. House and both Senators voted for the measure avoiding the cliff, it was a mixed bag and not necessarily along partisan lines.

01/02/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Procrastinate?

When the U.S. House voted to approve a bill ending the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that took effect on Jan. 1 — the so-called fiscal cliff — they did it with less than 40 hours left in their terms.

01/01/2013

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Sen. Franken Weighs In On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Sen. Al Franken is glad a compromise was reached to avoid the so-called Fiscal Cliff.

01/01/2013

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Klobuchar: Cliff Bill Prevents Doubling Of Milk Prices

It looks like milk prices won’t be going up. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says the fiscal cliff compromise approved after midnight would extend the farm bill along with current prices for milk.

01/01/2013

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Lawmakers Reach Apparent Deal To Avoid Fiscal Cliff

It appears tax increases across the board in the U.S. will not happen after a bill was passed overnight by the U.S. Senate to avoid going over the fiscal cliff.

01/01/2013

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Deal Reached On Fiscal Cliff

A senior Democratic aide confirms to CBS News there’s a deal with Republicans on the fiscal cliff.

12/31/2012

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

House Won’t Vote Before Midnight On ‘Cliff’ Deal

The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”

12/31/2012

Grover Norquist

Opinion: Enjoy The Last Day Of The Fiscal Cliff

If Congress manages to pass a feeble, last minute, deal on taxes it will be a deal that is long overdue. All of this could have been avoided.

12/31/2012

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‘What Should I Do About The Fiscal Cliff?’

Financial advisor Nicole Middendorf, CEO of Prosperwell Financial, says the biggest questions she getting about the upcoming “fiscal cliff” is “should I be doing something?”

12/28/2012

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State Investment Head Nervously Eyes `Cliff’ Talks

Count Howard Bicker among those taking careful stock of the sputtering fiscal cliff talks in Washington.

12/28/2012

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Jill Schlesinger On Money and The WCCO Morning News

Jill Schlesinger talked about budget negotiations in Washington DC with Dave Lee Friday morning on WCCO.

12/21/2012

John Boehner

Opinion: GOP Too Extreme

More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.

12/20/2012

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Frank Interviews Obama On Fiscal Cliff, Spending Cuts

With negotiations regarding the impending fiscal cliff hanging in the balance, President Barack Obama told WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro he’s confident a deal will be reached.

12/13/2012

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Full Transcript Of Frank Vascellaro’s Interview With Obama

Here’s the full transcript of Frank Vascellaro’s interview with President Obama.

12/13/2012

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David Wellstone Takes Up Fiscal Cliff Activism

The son of the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone is taking up his own political activism at a state Capitol event calling for upper-income federal tax hikes to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.

12/13/2012

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What’s With Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Road Trip?

The president would do much better by staying in Washington, D.C. where the action is rather than taking a road tour-styled trip to talk to the American people. In D.C., he actually would be talking to the people who are going to make the decision with him.

12/10/2012

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Opinion: The Counter Offer

Republicans built a trap for themselves, having for years passed bills with highly unpopular cuts and little public notice. Now Republicans will take the blame if we go over the fiscal cliff.

12/10/2012

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Minnesota Projects $1.1 Billion Budget Deficit

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and lawmakers will have to eliminate a $1.1 billion state budget deficit when the session convenes in January, a smaller shortfall than in recent years, as Democrats prepare to take over the Legislature.

12/05/2012

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Dayton To Meet Obama To Talk About Fiscal Cliff

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and six other governors meet Tuesday with President Barack Obama to discuss the fallout of Washington’s search for a long-term debt fix.

12/04/2012

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