KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert talks to Erskine Bowles, former White House Chief of Staff , about the Fiscal Cliff and his Pittsburgh speaking visit.
At midnight, not only did the ball drop in Times Square, ushering in a New Year, but Congress dropped the ball on delivering the country meaningful deficit reduction.
For all the commotion — some would say insanity — that Washington created over the fiscal cliff these last few weeks, you’d think final approval of a bill late Tuesday night to avoid the cliff would mark lots of changes in tax rates for average Americans. Not so.
Here’s a recap of the post-holiday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News in Case you missed anything.
All it needs now is the President’s signature. Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives approved a bill to avert the Fiscal Cliff.
President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made one last stab to avoid higher taxes on everyone, scheduled to take effect at midnight tonight.
The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
If Congress manages to pass a feeble, last minute, deal on taxes it will be a deal that is long overdue. All of this could have been avoided.
Dec. 31 is the last chance for Congress to prevent the United States from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” and it doesn’t appear the two sides are close to a deal.
Two senators on opposite sides of the aisle are working on a plan to avoid the Fiscal Cliff.
You’ve been hearing plenty about the Fiscal Cliff over the last few weeks, but what about the Dairy Cliff? While the threat of the fiscal disaster looms in Washington D.C., there’s another issue that’s not getting much attention. And within days, it could have you paying outrageous prices for milk.
Rick Bergman speaks with Economist Robert Kahn regarding the looming 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?
More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
The president would do much better by staying in Washington, D.C. where the action is rather than taking a road tour-styled trip to talk to the American people. In D.C., he actually would be talking to the people who are going to make the decision with him.
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|7:00 PM||CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley|
|7:30 PM||omg! Insider|
|8:00 PM||The Big Bang Theory|
|8:31 PM||Two and a Half Men|
|9:01 PM||Person of Interest|
|11:00 PM||KDKA-TV News at 11|
|11:35 PM||Late Show with David Letterman|