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Republicans make fiscal cliff counter offer

  • 8:24 pm Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

Republicans tried to push back against the White House in the battle over the fiscal cliff on Monday, offering a plan that allowed for some increase in tax revenues, but also called for more in the way of budget cuts. The new GOP plan would bring in $800 billion in …

Fiddling with four weeks to the fiscal cliff

  • 10:21 pm Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

In the odd ways of Political Washington, last week might have just been par for the course, as Democrats and Republicans lashed out at each other repeatedly over the year-end tax and budget impasse known as the fiscal cliff. While both sides expressed hard feelings and frustration, it might just …

Checking on White House fiscal cliff details

  • 8:48 pm Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

I had a simple question asked by a listener in recent days – what are the details of the fiscal cliff plans?  Your simple answer – we know some of the basics, but we don’t know most of the details of what is being proposed by each side, though there …

Fiscal cliff talks set for Thursday

  • 1:35 am Thursday, November 29th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

After several days of post-Thanksgiving rhetorical shadow boxing, there will finally be some closed door talks on the fiscal cliff between the White House and leaders in Congress. Sort of. Instead of the Big Four of Boehner, Pelosi, Reid and McConnell meeting with President Obama at the White House, the …

Congress demands answers from VA on conferences

  • 8:41 pm Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

It was a classic scene in a House committee room on Wednesday, as officials from the Veterans Affairs Department were run up and down the flagpole by lawmakers in both parties in a dispute over conference spending by the VA. The battle started earlier this year in the wake of …

Washington’s Fiscal Cliff Dance

  • 9:10 pm Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

If you thought this week would be filled with closed door negotiating sessions involving leaders in Congress and President Obama over the fiscal cliff, that’s not the recipe for success being utilized in Washington, D.C. Instead, both parties are jacking up their public relations efforts, and trying their best to …

Republicans taps new House panel chairs

  • 8:33 pm Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

House Republicans on Tuesday announced their lineup of committee chairs for the 113th Congress, which begins in January, as a number of major changes took place thanks to GOP rules that limit service in the party’s top slot on committees to six years. Only one person was given an exemption …

Sifting through fiscal cliff numbers

  • 10:31 pm Monday, November 26th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

As we wait to see if Congress and the President will go over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year on taxes and spending, it’s important to remember that the options involved are very well known to both parties in Washington, D.C. It was just a year ago …

Congressional fiscal cliff rumblings

  • 10:25 pm Monday, November 26th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

As Chaplain Barry Black opened the first post-Thanksgiving session of the Senate with a prayer on Monday afternoon, there was still some hope in the hallways of the Capitol that the recent holiday might have tempered the political attacks that have marked the debate over the fiscal cliff. After all, …

New legal challenge to Obama health law

  • 10:34 am Monday, November 26th, 2012 by Jamie Dupree

The U.S. Supreme Court today reversed course, and is allowing a challenge against the Obama health law by a religious school to go forward before a federal appeals court, signaling that the legal challenges against those reforms are by no means over. This case involves Liberty University, a religious school …