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'Paris Hilton Tax' Vs. 'Death Tax': A Lesser-Known Fiscal Debate

The estate tax is yet another piece of the fiscal cliff that needs to be worked out. Those who want to the raise what they call the "Paris Hilton tax" say it applies only to the very rich, who can afford to pay. Opponents of the increase, however, brand it the "death tax" and say it hurts farmers and small-business owners.

Some Democrats Uncomfortable With Fiscal Cliff Cuts

House Speaker John Boehner said on Tuesday that he's waiting for President Obama to provide specific spending cuts as part of a deficit-reduction package. Robert Siegel talks to Tamara Keith.

Key Part Of Negotiating Is Running Into The Deadline

We talk with labor and other high stakes negotiators about the art of compromise.
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Comptroller Franchot Opts Out Of Run For Maryland Governor

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot's name has been in consideration for a run for governor in 2014, but on Tuesday, he announced his intention to run for the office of comptroller.


Are 'Fiscal Cliff' Conversations Going Anywhere?

President Obama is on the road, promoting his solution to the so-called "fiscal cliff." He's also in negotiations over the issue with House Speaker John Boehner. But can they come to an agreement in time? Host Michel Martin talks with Ron Christie, a Republican strategist, and Michael Fauntroy, an associate professor at George Mason University.