December 12, 2012 A look at the proportion of Republicans and Democrats speaking on air in relation to the "fiscal cliff" offers an insight into political bias by NPR. The finding? A pretty even balance, despite a slight Republican tilt in the numbers. But further dissection welcomed.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., prepares to announce a debt ceiling deal in July 2011. That deal laid the foundation for the across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect on New Year's Day, 2013.
November 22, 2012 References to the fiscal cliff, set for Jan. 1, have become ubiquitous in Washington. But many may have forgotten just how and when the looming tax increases and spending cuts were first devised.
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Tax the other guy's subsidy all you want, but hands off my incentive — that's good policy you're messing with.
July 25, 2012 A research group tallies up all government spending and tax breaks across nine sectors of the economy — with eye-opening results.
Lawmakers have begun a debate on how to tackle the budget deficit, though Congress is unlikely to act until late this year.
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July 17, 2012 Big automatic budget cuts slated for January 1 has spurred talk of spending cuts and other budget fixes. We revisit where federal spending actually goes.
U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) holds a copy of the U.S. Constitution during a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill January 5, 2011.
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January 6, 2011 House reads the Constitution; House takes up spending bill; former Ill. governor George Ryan makes emergency plea to go to wife's bedside
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