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Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first
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# Barack Obama

Column: For Obama, this inauguration will be very different than the first

Jan 21st 2013, 9:30 AM 36 Views 18 Comments

In January 2009, nearly two million people flocked to see the first African-American be sworn in as president – but, four years on, some promises have yet to be fulfilled. This term will present even more challenges, writes Larry Donnelly.

Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year
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# News You Missed

Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year

Jan 6th 2013, 8:15 PM 18,502 Views 16 Comments

Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks
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# United States

New US Congress sworn in ahead of tough spending talks

Jan 4th 2013, 8:06 AM 2,516 Views 3 Comments

Curbing the US’s runaway national debt, and reforming immigration law, are points on the 113th Congress’s agenda.

Obama signs 'fiscal cliff' deal into law (with an autopen)
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# Fiscal Cliff

Obama signs 'fiscal cliff' deal into law (with an autopen)

Jan 3rd 2013, 8:34 AM 8,311 Views 10 Comments

The President puts a firm end to major spending cuts, for now – using a novel (but legally questionable) piece of kit.

Stock markets like it when there's no Fiscal Cliff. Who knew?
# Happy New Year
# Happy New Year

Stock markets like it when there's no Fiscal Cliff. Who knew?

Jan 2nd 2013, 11:52 AM 4,685 Views 11 Comments

European markets are all enjoying a healthy start to the year, while US futures have also welcomed the deal.

Deal reached to avoid tax hikes for middle-class America
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# Deal Done

Deal reached to avoid tax hikes for middle-class America

Jan 2nd 2013, 8:59 AM 5,404 Views 20 Comments

Is that the end of the ‘fiscal cliff’ talk then? Maybe. But the debt ceiling chat is back.

The Evening Fix…now with added 1990s Daniel Craig
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix…now with added 1990s Daniel Craig

Jan 1st 2013, 7:45 PM 19,412 Views 11 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline
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# Barack Obama

US Senate strikes deal on 'Fiscal Cliff', two hours after deadline

Jan 1st 2013, 9:16 AM 6,591 Views 16 Comments

The new budget package can’t take effect just yet – because the House of Representatives didn’t wait around.

The Evening Fix...now with 2 million added bubbles
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with 2 million added bubbles

Dec 31st 2012, 8:00 PM 7,159 Views 1 Comment

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Obama: 'fiscal cliff' agreement in sight but not done
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# Fiscal Cliff

Obama: 'fiscal cliff' agreement in sight but not done

Dec 31st 2012, 6:55 PM 4,021 Views 6 Comments

The US President said the solution will come in stages, rather than a ‘grand deal’.

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff
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# Fiscal Cliff

US politicians still at odds on last day before fiscal cliff

Dec 31st 2012, 9:25 AM 3,203 Views 10 Comments

If no deal is reached, Americans will see their paycheck hit, and the economy will suffer from massive automatic spending cuts.

Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House
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# Fiscal Cliff

Let's get fiscal: Obama to host talks on looming cliff at White House

Dec 28th 2012, 10:32 AM 3,139 Views 7 Comments

Congressional leaders will meet with the President at the White House today with just days left to avert a series of tax rises and spending cuts due to come into effect in the new year.

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?
# Let's Get Fiscal
# Let's Get Fiscal

Explainer: What is the 'fiscal cliff' and why does it matter?

Dec 27th 2012, 3:16 PM 8,712 Views 15 Comments

The US is facing a potentially devastating financial crisis in less than a week but what is it all about, what impact will it have on Ireland and what’s got to happen if it is to be avoided? TheJournal.ie explains…

European stocks rise after festive break
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# Markets

European stocks rise after festive break

Dec 27th 2012, 11:30 AM 2,685 Views 0 Comments

Europe’s main stock markets rise as traders focus on whether the United States will avert the 2013 “fiscal cliff”.

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails
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# Fiscal Cliff

'Plan B' to avert fiscal cliff in the US fails

Dec 21st 2012, 8:33 AM 3,591 Views 19 Comments

Obama said he’ll try to prevent across-the-board tax increases after a vote calling for higher rates on million-dollar earners failed.

What's a fiscal cliff? Let Monty explain...
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# Fiscal Cliff

What's a fiscal cliff? Let Monty explain...

Dec 9th 2012, 2:23 PM 10,542 Views 14 Comments

Mr Burns takes a few minutes to explain the upcoming fiscal cliff.

Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts
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# The Naked Truth

Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts

Nov 28th 2012, 10:17 AM 11,039 Views 12 Comments

Activists occupied the office of House speaker John Boehner ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday.

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms
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# Four More Years

Back to work: Obama heads back to Washington as 'fiscal cliff' looms

Nov 8th 2012, 8:05 AM 4,708 Views 13 Comments

The US president and the Republican-led House of Representatives want to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts but they are far off any compromise.

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee
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# US2012

Paul Ryan to remain as chair of House Budget committee

Nov 7th 2012, 5:31 PM 6,300 Views 11 Comments

The defeated vice-presidential nominee intends to stay on as the Republicans’ leading fiscal spokesman.