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Monday, October 29, 2012

Next President Likely To Have Economic Winds At His Back

Presidential and vice presidential candidate names are seen on a ballot at the Polk County Election Office in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP/Charlie Neibergall)

The chances are good that a true economic recovery is underway in the United States, according to David Leonhardt, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times. And whether it’s President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney who wins the election, he’ll be able to take credit for that improvement.

One big caveat to the economic recovery though, Leonhardt says, is the impending “fiscal cliff” – $600 billion in spending cuts and tax increases that will take effect on Jan. 1, unless Congress does something.

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Methodist Pastor Faces Last Church Trial

Reverend Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating his son's same-sex marriage and later reinstated, awaits one more church trial. He writes about the experience in a new memoir.

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Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

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