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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

House Speaker John Boehner, left, and President Barack Obama (credit: Getty Images)

Obama Willing To Up Threshold For Raising Taxes On Households To $400,000

There were signs Tuesday that a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” may be in the offing. President Barack Obama blinked on tax hikes and so did House Speaker John Boehner.

12/18/2012

Obama (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images); Boehner (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Spending Cuts Remain Major Sticking Point In ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Negotiations

The fact is it won’t be a merry Christmas if there is no deal on the so-called fiscal cliff, because without a compromise tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts kick in.

12/13/2012

John Boehner, Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images | SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Families Have Message For ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Combatants: Do Right By Us

For tens of thousands of people in the Tri-State Area, the “fiscal cliff” debate is more than just a Washington political battle. Many in the middle class here are wondering how they’ll make ends meet if their taxes go up on New Year’s Day.

12/12/2012

Obama (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images); Boehner (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Slams Obama For Refusing To Cut From Social Security, Medicare To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

As the so-called “fiscal cliff” gets closer, there is still no agreement on taxes and budget cuts in Washington. No deal means everybody’s taxes will go up in a little less than three weeks.

12/11/2012

(FILE - credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

School Boards Association: NY Could Lose $164M In Funding To Fiscal Cliff

The group’s analysis of federal grant allocations estimates New York City’s potential loss at $95 million. Buffalo could lose $4 million, Rochester, $3.4 million and Syracuse and Yonkers, $1.6 million each.

12/11/2012

Barack Obama (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

What’s With Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Road Trip?

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.

12/10/2012

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

House Speaker John Boehner outside is office at the U.S. Capitol - Dec. 7, 2012 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Dueling Fiscal Cliff Deceptions

Factcheck.org’s Rob Farley told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot that “both sides” are doing the deceiving.

12/07/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)/ Jets head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Majority Leader Reid References Jets QB Woes In Speech On Senate Floor

During a speech on the floor of the senate, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada used the Jets to make his point that the Republicans lack cohesion in their position on how to prevent the fiscal cliff.

12/06/2012

IRS Tax Form 1040 (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

DiNapoli: Heading Over Fiscal Cliff Would Mean $43B In Tax Hikes For NYers

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says that if the federal government goes over the ‘fiscal cliff,’ it would mean a big hit in the wallet for Empire State residents.

12/06/2012

Obama (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images); Boehner (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Analysis: Over The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Mean Doom For Tri-State Area Residents

New Jersey residents would be the hardest hit in the nation, with the average family of four paying an extra $6,933. That same family in Connecticut would ante up an extra $6,653 and in New York, $4,103.

12/05/2012

Fmr. Sen. Alan Simpson dances to 'Gangnam Style' (credit: YouTube)

Must See: Fmr. Sen. Alan Simpson, 81, Dances To ‘Gangnam Style’

The 81-year-old is in a new web video dancing to the pop hit ‘Gangnam Style.’ The video, sponsored by the group ‘The Cans Kick Back,’ urged young people to get involved in fixing the national debt crisis.

12/05/2012

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Conn. House Minority Leader: State Facing Own ‘Fiscal Cliff’

While residents are paying more through a range of everyday taxes, they next will see big cuts and state programs and services, according to Republican House Minority Leader Larry Cafero.

12/05/2012

U.S. Capitol - Washington, DC - Aug 1, 2011 (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Looming Fiscal Cliff Leaves Many Confused, Concerned

Even as the country barrels toward the fiscal cliff, there was much confusion about what exactly lies ahead – both for regular people and the country as a whole.

12/02/2012

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