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What Will It Mean To Go Over The Fiscal Cliff?

A serious split Thursday night among House Republicans in Congress meant no deal yet to avoid the fiscal cliff. Members of Congress returned home for Christmas, raising the chances of going over that cliff. But what exactly does that mean?

12/21/2012

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Falling Off Fiscal Cliff Could Hurt LIHEAP, Other Programs

With all this talk in Washington about making the wealthy pay more in taxes, or not raising taxes on the middle class, it’s easy to think this fiscal cliff is only about taxes. But it’s also about automatic spending cuts of $55 billion this coming year in non-defense programs.

12/03/2012

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Public Education Funding In Danger Of Falling Off Fiscal Cliff

As lawmakers debate what to do about the impending fiscal cliff, we’re starting to get a better understanding of just what is at stake, including education.

11/15/2012

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Opinion: Petraeus Must Testify On Libya

Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.

11/12/2012

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Are You Impacted By The Fiscal Cliff?

At Primanti’s in Market Square, the chef was cooking up sandwiches when President Obama came on the television screen. No surprise, only a few people paid attention as the President repeated his campaign pledge to extend tax cuts for Americans who earn under a quarter million dollars while asking the wealthy to do a little bit more.

11/09/2012

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What’s This Fiscal Cliff Lawmakers Are Talking About?

Leaders in Washington and on Wall Street are calling it the “Fiscal Cliff,” automatic tax hikes and domestic and military spending cuts in January if Congress fails to act.

11/08/2012

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Republican Rothfus Is Newest Member Of Congress

On Tuesday night, the region’s newest member of Congress celebrated at a victory party. The next day, Keith Rothfus was back at his campaign headquarters thanking volunteers.

11/07/2012

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Rothfus Wins Seat In Pa.’s Redrawn 12th Congressional District

Keith Rothfus has won the seat in Pennsylvania’s redrawn 12th Congressional District, according to the Associated Press.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Obama Makes The Case: One-Term Limit Needed For President

President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.

10/23/2012

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Social Security Tax Rate Expected To Increase

It doesn’t matter who’s elected president – federal payroll taxes to fund Social Security are going up on January 1st. Most people don’t seem aware of it.

10/08/2012

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National Democratic Party Chair In Pittsburgh To Push Obama

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Party, says her visit to Pittsburgh this weekend is designed to shore up Pennsylvania as an Obama state.

09/15/2012

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Congressman Mike Kelly’s Speech Inspires “USA” Chants

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek talks with Erie Congressman Mike Kelly about a passionate speech he gave on American business.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/27/2012

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Opinion: Where’s Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.

07/12/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care Again

Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.

07/11/2012

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Opinion: 8.2 Percent Unemployment Rate Won’t Reelect Obama

Of all the signs leading to a defeat for President Barack Obama in the presidential election of 2012, the most glaring sign is the 8.2% unemployment rate.

07/09/2012

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