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Obama, Boehner Star In 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks

Of the 535 members of Congress, not many are in the loop about negotiations to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases in the new year. Lawmakers are waiting to see what President Obama and John Boehner come up with — and some are nervous about having to quickly vote on a bill despite misgivings.
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Virginia Faces Shortfalls From Fiscal Cliff, Report Details

Cuts from the looming fiscal cliff could cost the state of Virginia tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars. A new report will detail what's at stake for the Commonwealth.

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Obama Silent On Fiscal Cliff During Negotiations

President Obama had previously taken his message on middle class taxes to a toy factory, a Twitter chat, a group of CEOs, a meeting of governors, and a Virginia family.
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Survey: Business Leaders Warming To Tax Increases

In a quarterly survey by Duke University and CFO Magazine, 63 percent of CFOs of U.S. companies say they support a Simpson-Bowles level of tax increases and spending cuts.
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In Midwest Union Fights, Michigan Shows 2010 Election Still Trumps 2012

Michigan this week provided more shock treatment for organized labor and, by extension, the Democratic Party. And a lame-duck Legislature showed that elections do have consequences. But in this case, it was the election two years ago — the one that swept out Democrats in key statehouse races.
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Obama's Cabinet Reshuffle, What's Next For Hillary?

President Barack Obama is expected to make some key changes to his second-term cabinet. As Hillary Clinton prepares to step down as Secretary of State, many wonder whether she will run for president in 2016.
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When It Comes To Entitlements, Obama Feels Heat From Left And Right

Despite his re-election and bolstered Democratic numbers in Congress, President Obama has far from a free hand to make a comprehensive deal with House Speaker John Boehner that would include cuts to entitlement programs. Strong resistance to that notion is coming from the political left — and with a warning.

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