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(The Bishop White House, at 309 Walnut Street, would be closed to tourists if sequester cuts go into effect.  File photo from Independence National Historic Park.)

Automatic US Budget Cuts Would Hit Philly Tourist Spots, Children’s Programs

This was supposed to be the crisis that wasn’t. Now, the impact of some of the expected local cuts would be felt all across the Delaware Valley.

02/25/2013

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Local Advocacy Groups Sound Alarm About Impending Federal Budget Cuts

You can call them “Fiscal Cliff II” or “sequestration” or anything else ominous, but to the groups who serve the unemployed and those on medical assistance, they’re just plain bad news.

02/20/2013

401K

Fiscal Cliff Deal Offers New Option For 401K Retirement Accounts

If you’re saving for retirement in a 401K, you have a new option to consider thanks to the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal.

01/07/2013

Members of the House of Representatives leave after voting for legislation to avoid the 'fiscal cliff' during a rare New Year's Day session January 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. Voting 257-167, the House passed a bill that the Senate passed the night before, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign the legislation to avoid the 'fiscal cliff.' (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fiscal Cliff Compromise Means Less Money In Your Paycheck

Most Americans avoided major changes after the fiscal cliff compromise was reached, but you’ll still see less take-home pay in 2013.

01/06/2013

Paul Ryan

Opinion: Over The Cliff

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.

01/04/2013

(US Sen. Pat Toomey.  File photo by Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

PA Senator Toomey Reluctantly Votes For Deal To Avoid “Fiscal Cliff”

Pennsylvania’s two U.S. senators, Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, voted in favor of the deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” although Toomey did so reluctantly.

01/02/2013

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BREAKING: CBS News Reports Fiscal Cliff ‘Breakthrough’

Multiple congressional sources tell CBS News that the two sides have agreed on an income threshold for the expiration of the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans: $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for families.

12/31/2012

Grover Norquist

Opinion: Enjoy The Last Day Of 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.

12/31/2012

(Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Holy Cow: Milk Prices Could Soar In 2013

According to CBS News, the “dairy cliff” is just the most immediate of what would be gradual price increases on foods across grocery stores if Congress doesn’t pass a farm bill to replace the one that expired nearly three months ago.

12/27/2012

(KYW's Larry Kane)

Anaylsis: Merry Cliff-Mas

A composite view of seven Republican house lawmakers is that 38 ultraconservatives torpedoed John Boehner’s plan to a vote on a bill that was already rejected by Senate leadership but one that he tried to use as a bargaining chip.

12/22/2012

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Charities Keeping Eye On ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Negotiations

Donors may be trying to beat potential tax code changes due to the ‘fiscal cliff’ by accelerating their charitable giving now.

12/21/2012

John Boehner

Opinion: GOP Too Extreme

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.

12/20/2012

Stigall Show Log 12.20.12

Chris debates President Obama’s decision to institute a commission to examine and propose solutions to gun violence, discusses John Boehner’s “Plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff, and asks if you will cheer Andy Reid at the end of his Eagle’s tenure. He talks to Comedian Andrew Dice Clay about his New Year’s Eve Showtime special and Matt Ritter, the creator of the new show, Chained to My Ex on MSNBC.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/20/2012

Stigall Show Log 12.19.12

Chris reviews Speaker of the House John Boehner’s “Plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff crisis, the continued media coverage of the Newtown school shooting, and the efforts to use the shooting to implement stricter gun control. He also talks to Author Clayton Cramer about the difficulties of institutionalizing the mentally ill.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–12/19/2012

(Speaker of the House John Boehner holds a press briefing in Washington, DC.   Credit:  Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Survey: Americans Willing For Tax Hike to Avert Fiscal Cliff, But Not Hopeful

In this new CBS News poll, only 50 percent think a budget-cutting, tax-stabilizing deal can be accomplished by Republicans and Democrats by New Year’s Day.

12/18/2012

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