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Economist Tells The Middle Class There’s No Free Ride In America [AUDIO]

There's been a lot of talk in New Jersey about taxpayer-funded entitlements for public employees. Governor Chris Christie asked for and got some reforms in the areas of public workers' pension and health care payments.

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President Barack Obama makes a statement alongside U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden (L) in the White House Briefing Room
President Barack Obama makes a statement alongside U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden (L) in the White House Briefing Room (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Washington’s Next Fiscal Battle Q+A

President Barack Obama had a clear political edge in his fight with Republicans over the fiscal cliff, and used it to his advantage. In the upcoming battle over federal borrowing and spending, the leverage will be more evenly divided and the outcome less predictable.

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Governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama
Governor Chris Christie and President Barack Obama (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie: Comments On Obama, Boehner Part Of Job

Gov. Chris Christie says his praise of President Barack Obama's visit to the Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy and his smackdown last week of House Speaker John Boehner for delaying a vote on a $60.4 billion storm-aid package are part of the job.

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“Fiscal Cliff” Deal Leaves Big Deficits in Place, CBO Says

The nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress says the legislation passed earlier this week to avert the "fiscal cliff" could still leave in place deficits averaging more than $900 billion a year over the coming decade if Congress fails to follow its tax increases up with spending cuts.

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Jersey Shore Communities Continue Recovery Efforts From Superstorm Sandy
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House Approves $9.7 Billion In Sandy Flood Aid [VIDEO]

 

The House has overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy.

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NJ Congressman Albio Sires (D) speaks on House floor about Sandy aid bill
NJ Congressman Albio Sires (D) speaking on House floor about Sandy aid bill (C-SPAN)
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Congress To Vote On Sandy Aid [LIVE VIDEO]

Debate has started on a $9.7 billion measure to pay flood insurance claims is set for a vote in Congress, boosting prospects for relief for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy.

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President Obama discusses the fiscal cliff
President Obama discusses the fiscal cliff (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Jersey Businesses Not Thrilled With Fiscal Cliff Deal [AUDIO]

Most Jersey residents are happy we didn't go over the 'fiscal cliff' this week. But many are not exactly thrilled with the deal that was worked out, especially in the business community.

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What’s Next For Economy? More Jobs? Recovery? [AUDIO]

Thanks to the last minute deal reached in Washington, we didn't go off the "fiscal cliff," so what's next for the economy?

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Payroll Tax Holiday Expires [AUDIO]

Leaders in Washington managed to avoid putting the country over the dreaded "fiscal cliff," but the last-minute agreement failed to include a perk Americans have been enjoying for the past two years.

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Governor Chris Christie
Governor Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Governor Christie Rips Boehner For Scrapping Sandy Vote [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

Late yesterday afternoon, members of the New Jersey and New York congressional delegation announced that Republican House Speaker John Boehner has scheduled a vote on a $9 billion flood insurance bill tomorrow and vote on a $51 billion Sandy Relief package January 15th.

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