National http://tpr.org en How To Help Keep Us From Going Over The Fiscal Cliff http://tpr.org/post/how-help-keep-us-going-over-fiscal-cliff <p>The Bush tax cuts are about to expire, effectively raising the tax rate for all Americans if congress can't make a deal and come up with a new tax plan by the end of the year.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:30:32 +0000 Chris Eudaily 2478 at http://tpr.org How To Help Keep Us From Going Over The Fiscal Cliff Gonzalez And Lame Duck Congress Scramble To Avoid Fiscal Cliff http://tpr.org/post/gonzalez-and-lame-duck-congress-scramble-avoid-fiscal-cliff <p></p><p>For the first time in 50 years there wasn’t a Gonzalez listed on the ballot for Congressional District 20 of Texas.</p><p>Gonzalez is done with politics, but he isn’t done with being a congressman – not until his replacement, Democrat Joaquín Castro, is sworn in as his replacement in district 20.</p><p>Gonzalez has a prediction about the looming &nbsp;sequestration, or fiscal cliff, that could force automatic austere spending cuts to the federal budget: “Fiscal Cliff - It’s not going to happen.”</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:14:36 +0000 David Martin Davies 1613 at http://tpr.org Gonzalez And Lame Duck Congress Scramble To Avoid Fiscal Cliff How Accurate Were Presidential Predictions In The 2012 Election? http://tpr.org/post/how-accurate-were-presidential-predictions-2012-election <p></p><p>There were several notable predictions made leading up to the General Election on Nov. 6, and since the first debate the opinion polls were twisting the odds this way and that. Now that the results are in, we can see who had the right idea, and who was just guessing.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:56:22 +0000 Ryan Loyd & Chris Eudaily 1436 at http://tpr.org How Accurate Were Presidential Predictions In The 2012 Election? Obama's Win Powered By Organization, If Not Ideas http://tpr.org/post/obamas-win-powered-organization-if-not-ideas The euphoria of Barack Obama's supporters on election night four years ago was replaced Tuesday by relief, as the incumbent president won a second term over Republican Mitt Romney in an effort powered more by organization than by ideas.<p>To retain the White House, Obama managed to overcome the handicap of an economy just finding its footing after a devastating recession, and an unemployment rate higher than it's been under any president seeking re-election since Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression.<p>And in swing states that now serve as pickers of our presidents, Obama and his tea Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:54:28 +0000 Liz Halloran 1401 at http://tpr.org Obama's Win Powered By Organization, If Not Ideas Voting Issues: Long Lines In Florida, Confusion In New Jersey http://tpr.org/post/voting-issues-around-country-long-lines-florida-confusion-new-jersey As the voting day has progressed, we've seen some reports of irregularities.. Throughout the day, we'll be surveying our reporters and other news organizations and keep track of significant irregularities in this post.<p>So far, the big problem has been long lines. Some voters have had to wait hours in line to cast their ballot in battleground states like Florida and Virginia and those affected by Superstorm Sandy like New York. <p><strong>We'll start with Florida: </strong><p>In the Sunshine State some voters have waited up to three hours to cast their ballots. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:30:00 +0000 editor 1378 at http://tpr.org Voting Issues: Long Lines In Florida, Confusion In New Jersey Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That's Out Of Line! http://tpr.org/post/voting-line-etiquette-hey-buddy-thats-out-line For most of us, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/11/06/164377435/voters-to-settle-tight-and-turbulent-presidential-battle">Election Day</a> marks a welcome end to months of relentless political ads and partisan bickering. You show up at your polling place, run the gantlet of sign-wielding campaign volunteers, and join your fellow Americans in long lines that inch toward the voting booth.<p>Maybe you while away the time quietly reflecting on the choices you're about to make. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:16:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 1363 at http://tpr.org Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That's Out Of Line!