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Nation's capital gripped by 'sequester stress'

Feb 19, 2013
D.C. denizens turn to happy hours, cigarettes to cope with looming budget cuts.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, Washington D.C.

A smaller crowd in Washington as Obama begins second term

Jan 21, 2013
Four years after the largest presidential inauguration in history, President Obama's second term begins on a more subdued note.
Posted In: inauguration, Washington D.C., tourism

Notable firsts in inauguration history

Jan 18, 2013
Tradition and ritual play major roles on Inauguration Day. Here are some of the firsts, both quirky and significant, that have occurred throughout history.
Posted In: inauguration, presidents, vice president, Washington D.C.

Government job cuts hurt wealthy, middle class and poor

Jan 18, 2013
Wealthy, poor and in-between residents tell us how shrinking government would affect their personal finances
Posted In: budget cuts, budget, Washington D.C.

D.C. economy likely to see smaller inaugural bump

Jan 17, 2013
Obama's second inaugural is not expected to be the same windfall as the first.
Posted In: inauguration, Washington D.C.

Congress is hated, but people still love to visit

Jan 9, 2013
Congress is enduring historically-low popularity ratings – so why do hordes of tourists still visit the Capitol?
Posted In: Washington D.C., Congress, Capitol Hill

Marketplace's Guide to the Fiscal Cliff

Dec 31, 2012
Check out Marketplace’s explainers and decoders of the fiscal cliff. Find out what exactly could happen to your personal budget -- and learn how we got to this point.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Washington D.C., Taxes

Time for Plan C? Fiscal cliff solution stalls

Dec 21, 2012
It was called "Plan B" -- a way to avoid some of the tax increases that are part of the fiscal cliff without putting together a broad bipartisan deal before the New Year.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Washington D.C., Congress, Boehner

Corporate tax reform could help avoid fiscal cliff

Dec 12, 2012
President Obama and House speaker John Boehner are still tussling over the details of any fiscal cliff deal. But the Wall Street Journal reports that, now corporate tax rates have entered the discussion.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, corporate tax, Washington D.C.

Senator Kent Conrad on the fiscal cliff

Dec 10, 2012
The chair of the Senate Budget Committee explains why he thinks we'll reach a fiscal cliff deal before the end of 2012.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Washington D.C.

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