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February 28, 2013 12:00 am
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February 25, 2013 12:00 am

Federal debt, budget deficit are nation's real fiscal cliff

The media might tell you there is safety from the fiscal cliff for now. The real fact is that both parties failed to do the right thing and make real budget cuts to reduce the out-of-control government spending.

January 21, 2013 12:05 am
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January 11, 2013 12:00 am
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January 09, 2013 12:00 am

How much do we pay Congress for its poor service?

Has it ever been disclosed to the U.S. taxpayer what we pay congressmen to run our country? Their vote this year almost gave themselves a new pay raise. Do these pay raises come each year?

January 08, 2013 12:00 am
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January 05, 2013 12:00 am
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January 04, 2013 12:00 am
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January 04, 2013 12:00 am
Donnelly takes oath to represent Indiana in U.S. Senate

Donnelly takes oath to represent Indiana in U.S. Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | Demonstrating the bipartisanship he's promised will define his tenure in office, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., was sworn in Thursday with two of Indiana's former U.S. senators — Republican Dick Lugar and Democrat Evan Bayh — standing beside him.

January 03, 2013 5:30 pm Related
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January 03, 2013 12:00 am
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January 03, 2013 12:00 am

Area lawmakers wanted more from fiscal cliff deal

INDIANAPOLIS | Three months ago, well before the United States sailed over the fiscal cliff, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, told The Times he expected Congress would "at best, kick the can down the road" on taxes and spending.

January 02, 2013 6:00 pm

Illinois comptroller: Fiscal cliff will cost state

CHICAGO | Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka estimated Friday there will be a $1 billion impact on the state budget if Congress and President Barack Obama don't strike a deal before the deadline to stop the scheduled federal spending cuts and tax increases.

December 28, 2012 8:30 pm

Cliff looms, as Washington plays kick the can

WASHINGTON | When it comes to the nation's budget challenges, congressional leaders are fond of saying dismissively they don't want to kick the can down the road.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am

Over the fiscal cliff: What kind of landing?

WASHINGTON | Efforts to save the nation from going over a year-end "fiscal cliff" were in disarray as lawmakers fled the Capitol for their Christmas break. "God only knows" how a deal can be reached now, House Speaker John Boehner declared.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am
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December 26, 2012 12:00 am

Obama has long work list to tackle when he returns

WASHINGTON | It's hardly a secret Barack Obama, like every president no doubt, muses about his ultimate legacy and spot in the presidential pantheon. He approaches his second term confronting tough and shifting challenges that will play big roles in shaping the rest of his presidency and his…

December 25, 2012 12:00 am

Lawmakers see 'fiscal cliff' deal as elusive

WASHINGTON | With anxiety rising as the country lurches towards a "fiscal cliff," lawmakers are increasingly skeptical about a possible deal, and some predict the best possibility would be a small-scale patch because time is running out before the yearend deadline.

December 24, 2012 3:57 pm
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December 23, 2012 12:00 am
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