Opinion: Over The CliffAt 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.
Payroll Tax Left Out Of Fiscal Cliff DealInstead of paying four percent on the first $110 thousand dollars earned, workers will pay six percent.
Opinion: Enjoy The Last Day Of The Fiscal CliffIf 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.
Rutherford Claims Fiscal Cliff Will Hurt State Revenue The state of Illinois' chief investor says if the President and Congress can't reach a compromise, that means less money in workers' paychecks.
Topinka Warns Of Devastating Effects From Fiscal CliffIllinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says the state will face devastating consequences if the federal government goes over the fiscal cliff.
Walter's Perspective: Education Is Next Fiscal CliffCBS 2's Walter Jacobson sounds off on lawmakers and their inability to help keep schools running.
Opinion: GOP Too ExtremeMore 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.
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.
Opinion: The Counter OfferRepublicans 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.
Joe Walsh Opinionated In Final Town Hall MeetingJoe Walsh hosted his final Town Hall meeting in front of a supportive crowd of 200 in Wauconda.
Biggert: Political Posturing Stalling Compromise To Avoid 'Fiscal Cliff'Outgoing suburban Congresswoman Judy Biggert said she’s very concerned that efforts to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” of mandated tax hikes and program cuts are falling prey to partisan bickering.
Protesters Set Up 'Durbinville' Shantytown To Oppose Entitlement Program CutsAbout 300 spirited demonstrators lined up at a makeshift soup kitchen and shanty town set up in Federal Plaza on Thursday, to protest the possibility of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as Congress looks to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”