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In failing to address the foolishness of present policy, candidates make a comprehensive response less likely

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Voters are very concerned about the impact of the fiscal cliff. Among those familiar with the fiscal cliff issue, 60% are at least very concerned, with one-quarter of likely voters (25%) saying they are extremely concerned.

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Center Forward will host a poll briefing on the release of its new poll on voter’s opinions about the upcoming fiscal cliff and the importance of the issue in the 2012 Election.

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Is Congress going to drive the U.S. economy over the fiscal cliff? Is Washington so dysfunctional that Congress and the president, risking renewed recession, will let taxes rise sharply and spending be cut across the board? Maybe.

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A new group of six Senators committed Monday to working on a “balanced” package to avert the year-end budget cuts required by sequestration. Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and ranking member John McCain (R-Ariz.) led the letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

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If we can’t get members of Congress to put aside their ultra-partisanship and pull together rather than apart, we face the most predictable economic crisis in history. Fortunately for everyone, it is also the most avoidable economic crisis in history.

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Partisanship and process have impeded measures that have traditionally been easy-peasy affairs — like the farm bill, or a measure to protect women against domestic violence — as well as those that have an impact on national security, for instance a bill to combat cybercrimes and a bipartisan measure to finance the military.

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In the witches’ brew of fearmongering, unkeepable promises and poll-tested metaphors that both parties serve up to the electorate every four years, you can always find this predictable dash of inspiration: the image of Americans uniting and working together for the sake of the country.

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While data from all sides are used to inform debates over whether proposals will increase the deficit or save taxpayers money, budget estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) become the final, authoritative word.

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Center Forward, a centrist group previously known as the Blue Dog Research Forum, announced Monday that it will begin running a $1.25 million ad campaign on deficit reduction in eight House districts around the country.

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The centrist public policy group Center Forward is going up with a $1.25 million ad blitz this weekend.

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The Supreme Court will soon announce its ruling on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law passed in 2010, and for many legal observers who have worked in the court and argued cases before the justices, the federal government’s defense of the measure in March did not inspire confidence.

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