Quote of the Day: Barack Obama on the fiscal cliff deal

The US president on why the country must avoid excessive cuts.

We can't simply cut our way to prosperity...we're going to have to continue to move forward in deficit reduction, but we have to do it in a balanced way, making sure that we are growing even as we get a handle on our spending.

George Osborne could learn a thing or two from Barack Obama.

Barack Obama leaves the Oval Office to board Marine One and return to his family holiday in Hawaii in the early morning hours of 2 January. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The NS Podcast #112: Going Underground

Are women-only carriages the way forward?

This week, we explain why we're backing Tessa Jowell as Labour's candidate for London mayor, talk women-only carriages on the tube, and speak to Tom Shone about Woody Allen. (Caroline Crampton, Barbara Speed, John Elledge, Stephen Bush, George Eaton).

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