When economists talk about their fears, they constantly use three phrases: "fiscal cliff," "muddle through" and "hard landing." Each is related to a different problem in a different region of the world: the U.S., Europe and China. And there are worries that all of these crises will explode soon.
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh talks about the council's transition after Kwame Brown, explains the contentious meeting that let to Phil Mendelson's election as interim chair, and looks ahead to the future.
Maryland lawmakers haven't yet made up their minds on a possible Prince George's County casino, but Maryland House Speaker Mike Busch is lining up a deal for the possible National Harbor gambling facility just in case.
Mitt Romney and President Obama contrasted their economic visions in dueling Ohio events Thursday. In Cincinnati, Romney attacked Obama's record on the economy and talked about his own plan to lower taxes and cut regulations.
President Obama campaigned in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, where he gave a speech about the economy. The message was that the poor state of the economy is less the fault of Obama's policies and more due to Republican foot-dragging in Congress.
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