Fiscal Cliff

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Counter Offer

Republicans built a trap for themselves, having for years passed bills with highly unpopular cuts and little public notice. Now Republicans will take the blame if we go over the fiscal cliff.

12/10/2012

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Editorial: Why The “Fiscal Cliff” Isn’t Working

The “cliff” was created a year or so ago when Congress and the White House couldn’t agree on a way to cut the federal deficit.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/08/2012

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Tuesday’s KDKA Afternoon News: Dec. 4, 2012

Here’s a recap of the Tuesday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/04/2012

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Parent Company Of Ryan Homes May Acquire Heartland Homes

Their homes are all over the local landscape — single family residences and town homes built by the two largest home developers in the region — Ryan Homes, a division of Virginia-based NVR Inc., and Heartland Homes, a growing locally based home developer.

12/04/2012

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Monday’s KDKA Afternoon News: Dec. 3, 2012

Busy Monday and unable to catch that interview you were waiting to hear on the KDKA Afternoon News? Well, here’s a recap of the show.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/03/2012

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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

New twenty dollar bills at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, DC(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

How The Fiscal Cliff Could Affect You Personally

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Kevin McQuillan of Pittsburgh-based The McQuillan Group, about how the fiscal cliff will affect you personally.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–12/03/2012

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Friday’s KDKA Afternoon News: Nov. 30, 2012

In case you were too busy to catch that special segment of Friday’s KDKA Afternoon News you were waiting to hear, here’s a recap.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/30/2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: GOP A Party Without A Plan

With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.

11/30/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Congressmen Murphy & Kelly Discusses Fiscal Cliff

Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA by Congressman Tim Murphy and Congressman Mike Kelly to talk about the fiscal cliff.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/27/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

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