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Still no fiscal cliff deal in sight

  • 9:45 pm Thursday, December 13th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

After a week filled with finger pointing and increasingly caustic verbal exchanges, lawmakers in both parties left Washington, D.C. last night hoping for a breakthrough on the fiscal cliff, but seemingly more and more pessimistic about the negotiations on the tax and budget impasse. “Spending is the problem,” said House …

Goodbye to WDBO’s Jim Turner

  • 1:59 am Thursday, December 13th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

One of my best friends in radio is signing off the air this week, as Jim Turner, host of the WDBO-FM morning show in Orlando is hanging up his radio cleats, more than ready to hop in his pickup truck and quickly drive his way into retirement. “I’ve been trying …

Senate’s Hurricane Sandy relief plan

  • 10:28 pm Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled the details of a $60.4 billion disaster aid plan to help deal with the damage from Hurricane Sandy.  The plan basically tracks what was proposed late last week by the White House and the Obama Administration. Even as famous bands like the Rolling Stones took …

In search of a fiscal cliff deal

  • 8:59 pm Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

As Democrats and Republicans wrangle over the details of a fiscal cliff deal, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke again warned leaders in both parties that going over the cliff, or just postponing scheduled tax increases and budget cuts should not be an option in Washington, D.C. “There’s a problem with …

No balanced budget in fiscal cliff talks

  • 8:08 pm Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

There are two words that for many years played a major part of the tax and budget debate in Washington, D.C. which are now no longer uttered on a regular basis in the halls of Congress.  What has gone out of style? A “balanced budget.” That was the buzz phrase …

Fiscal cliff talks hazy

  • 10:02 pm Monday, December 10th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

With two weeks until Christmas, we have reached a point where you might want to get out the Ouija board to figure out what is going on with the fiscal cliff talks between President Obama and Speaker Boehner. After a sit down on Sunday at the White House, Messrs. Obama …

21 days to the fiscal cliff

  • 9:07 pm Sunday, December 9th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

After finger pointing seemed to dominate last week on the fiscal cliff, many might expect this week in Washington, D.C. to be dominated by work behind the scenes to cut a deal to avert a year-end tax and budget impasse, while still delaying some of the battles on details into …

$60.4 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid request

  • 9:15 am Sunday, December 9th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

The White House on Friday sent the Congress a request for $60.4 billion in disaster aid to help with a variety of needs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the New York and New Jersey areas in October.  The Obama Administration wants action on the plan before lawmakers …

Time marches on in the Congress

  • 10:00 am Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

It has been almost 54 years since my parents arrived on Capitol Hill as fresh-faced staffers in the Congress; time, though is taking a toll, as their friends and the members of Congress from their era keep falling in what has become an ominous march in recent years. This week, …

Conservatives slam Boehner over committee changes

  • 8:51 pm Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

With at least four Republicans being booted from key committee slots in the House, GOP leaders and Speaker John Boehner are taking fire from their own right wing, accused of punishing those who don’t toe the leadership line all the time. “We haven’t even been told officially that we were …