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As fiscal cliff approaches, staffers work behind the scenes

Despite a lack of action Saturday from the principal players in the political discourse concerning the fiscal cliff, aides and other staffers behind the scenes are working on the issue.

Saturday - 12/01/2012, 03:02pm EST

Tags: obama, Tim Geithner, mitch mcconnell, Heather Brady

Sen. Warner: We won't fall off fiscal cliff

Congress and the White House have a limited time to reach a compromise on taxes and spending to avoid going off a fiscal cliff at the end of the year. While some are not optimistic that a deal will be reached this month, Sen. Mark Warner believes it will happen.

Friday - 11/30/2012, 02:08pm EST

Tags: Sen. Mark Warner


Norquist: Some have 'impure thoughts' about breaking tax pledge

Approaching the fiscal cliff, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are having to face the reality of compromise to avoid the inevitable financial crisis Americans face if a combination of tax increases and budget cuts are allowed to take effect Jan. 1.

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 12:00pm EST

Tags: Grover Norquist,


WTOP Guide: What is the 'fiscal cliff'?

As concern grows over the implications of reaching a "fiscal cliff," WTOP offers a breakdown of the questions surrounding the government deadline and what it means for our region.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 11:17am EST

Tags: Megan Cloherty, wtop guide

APNewsBreak: Va. gov orders 4 percent agency cuts

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 06:04pm EST


'Fiscal cliff' threatens area jobs, railways and resources

The current stalemate in Congress over budget cuts known as the "fiscal cliff" could affect area commuters.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 02:23pm EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Metro,

Local jobs a casualty if Congress fails to act

If Congress fails to strike a budget deal before year's end and the nation falls over the "fiscal cliff," the cost in local jobs is projected to be enormous.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 02:16pm EST

Tags: Stephen Fuller, Dominic Chu, Megan Cloherty, George Mason University


Woodward on fiscal cliff: 'No one is fearful enough'

"The financial house of the U.S. Government is not in order," says the author "The Price of Politics," which came out earlier this month. "There is a value in any business or enterprise or sport in running scared. No one is fearful enough."

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 11:31am EDT

Tags: John Boehner, Barack obama, bob woodward

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