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Young people upset by Postal Service cutbacks, despite never using it

The U.S. Postal Service is struggling, and Americans know it. The agency, which lost $15.9 billion in 2012, announced last week that it would ax Saturday mail delivery, saving $2 billion…

Jobs report signals continued slow, steady economic pace

The U.S. job market remained on its steady but ho-hum pace of growth in January, adding 157,000 jobs according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate edged up to 7.9 percent…

House GOP plans 3-month debt ceiling hike

House Republicans announced a plan to raise the federal government’s borrowing limit for three months Friday. …

QOTD: Paul Ryan on GOP unity in fiscal talks

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says "all options are on the table."…

Jack Lew’s squiggly signature could end up on your money

Obama's nominee for Treasury Secretary has a signature that looks like a slinky. …

Roundtable: Fiscal cliff notes

We thought it’d be nice to close the fiscal cliff with a roundtable of Politically Inclined’s contributors.…

News of royal baby out-trends the fiscal cliff on Twitter

By Jessica Huseman Will and Kate — the royal couple whose marriage often sends social-media mavens into a frenzy — are now expecting a child. That news, as you can…

The fiscal cliff: Why is this even a thing?

By Andrew Scoggin With the merciful end to election season, the news cycle seems to have found its new obsession: the fiscal cliff. But unlike so many of those campaign…

Don’t Use Tax Code to Encourage Anything

By TJ Mayes A fiscal crisis is looming, and it seems that investors will remain squeamish, and the economy sluggish, until U.S. political leaders instill confidence in the long-term fiscal…

Back To The Basics: A plain and simple case for the flat tax

By Amos Chapman During his short-lived campaign, former presidential nominee and Texas governor Rick Perry espoused a controversial proposal. He postulated, in his signature southern drawl, that the United States…

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