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Obama: U.S. Can't 'Cut Our Way To Prosperity'

After the House approved the Senate's fiscal cliff deal late Tuesday night, President Obama sent a message to the next Congress, arguing for a balanced approach to deficit reduction. And he was clear about his position on the coming debt ceiling debate. 'We can't not pay bills,' he said.

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    Pelosi Waiting For House GOP

  2. Is Obama Failing on the Fiscal Cliff? Play

    Is Obama Failing on the Fiscal Cliff?

  3. Obama: GOP Has ‘Trouble Saying Yes’ Play

    Obama: GOP Has ‘Trouble Saying Yes’

Cliff Notes

Down to the Wire

Obama Wins Cliff Showdown

Obama Wins Cliff Showdown

But Howard Kurtz says it could prove a pyrrhic victory that could threaten his second-term agenda.

Debate

Terms of Disagreement

What Do They Want?!

What Do They Want?!

Abby Haglage peeks at the fiscal-cliff wish lists of Obama, Pelosi, Boehner, and more.

Laughable

The Aftermath

Congress’s Cliff Chaos

Congress’s Cliff Chaos

It was an ugly scramble—and leaves us facing yet another fiscal showdown before spring, says John Avlon.

History

Past as Prologue

A Confederacy of Madmen

A Confederacy of Madmen

The president’s budget battle is really a fight with 200 years of obstructionism and selfish greed. By Michael Tomasky.

FAQ

Your Questions Answered

Fiscal Cliff for Dummies

Fiscal Cliff for Dummies

Impress the relatives with tidbits from our guide on everything from the sequester to the supercommittee.

Not Surprising

Ineffective Government

Our Pathetic Congress

Our Pathetic Congress

John Avlon on how our government turned to self-sabotage.

Entitled

Fix Entitlements, Voters Say

Fix Entitlements, Voters Say

New polls shows that voters are ahead of politicians in understanding the necessity of reforming entitlement programs, writes Eleanor Clift.

Bipartisan Deal

Democrats Must Step Up

Fiscal Cliff

Don’t Back Down, Obama!

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