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2012 Budget

Harry Reid: Boehner Afraid Of Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed on Sunday that GOP leaders, and particularly Speaker of the House John Boehner, were allowing themselves to ...

Budget Impasse Increasing Risk Of Government Shutdown

The New York Times | CARL HULSE | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

With time running short and budget negotiations this week having reached an angry impasse, Congressional leaders are growing increasingly pessimistic ...

GOP Congressman Invokes Holocaust While Railing Against Debt

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) attempted to deliver a dire warning about debt and deficits during a House floor address Friday. While doing so, however,...

Sam Stein

Obama Opens Door On Short-Term Government Funding Measure | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans announced plans on Friday for another short-term government funding resolution, putting off concerns about a federal s...

The Road to Budget Sanity

Donald Kaul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

The Republican tax plan is not a budget -- it's a suicide pact. Let's do something smart for a change.

Howard Dean Commends Speaker Boehner

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean lent a little praise to Speaker of the House John Boehner Monday, saying that the speaker's ...

The Separation Of Art And State: Why Obama's National Endowment Cuts Are Healthy

Travis Korte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Travis Korte

"The ants on the crucifix" should be a synonym for "the writing on the wall". This winter, the Smithsonian Institute removed an artwork that had anger...

Sam Stein

Obama Offers First Budget Compromise | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minutes before lawmakers and Vice President Joseph Biden met to discuss a funding measure to keep the government operational through the...

Dan Froomkin

Study: Public Sees Both Parties Cutting Deficits The Wrong Way | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the public actually set the public agenda, we'd be cutting the deficit much differently than either the Democrats or the Republicans ...

Weekly Diaspora: The 2012 Budget and Our Unsecured Border

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger President Obama is taking heat from all sides this week for his 2012 budget proposal, which propose...

Elise Foley

Democrats Warm To GOP's Short-Term Budget Cuts | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a stopgap spending bill on Friday afternoon that would avert a government shutdown for two weeks while making...

Newt Gingrich Defends Government Shutdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich counseled Republicans Friday to stand by their principles and opt for another government shutdown if the alt...

Talk Of Government Shutdown Has GOP Insiders Worried

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP insiders appear largely convinced that a government shutdown, which is looking increasingly likely after another failed round of spending negotiat...

'Almost No Chance' Of Obama Budget Passing, Moody's Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Walter Brandimarte) - President Barack Obama's budget proposal would be "marginally positive" for U.S. credit ratings in the short term, ...

What Would A Government Shutdown Look Like?

The Washington Post | Ed O'Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If President Obama and congressional Republicans do not reach an agreement on how to fund the final seven months of the fiscal year, some military vet...

GOP Walks Tightrope With Calls For Deep Budget Cuts

The New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the view of officials from both major political parties, Republicans may be risking the same kind of electoral backlash Democrats suffered after th...

Fed Budget Changes Could Hit Aid, Art Charities Hardest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The new budget promises to decrease spending by at least $1 trillion over the next decade, however it may come at a high price -- the decline of chari...

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

From the viewpoint of the Koch brothers and the Tea Party, government programs that work are actually the most important ones to cut, because when government works well it actually becomes more popular.

Obama's Minimalist Budget

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

President Obama's new budget is a highly tactical exercise in fiscal minimalism. But sooner rather than later, he'll have to step up and lead on entitlement reform.

Howard Fineman: 'Republican Leaders In The House May Have Outsmarted Themselves' On Budget

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

With a potential government shutdown looming on March 4, the budget discussion for 2011 appears a lot more pressing than the fight for 2012. HuffPost'...

Ryan Grim

Slash Mob: Secret Senate Gang Weighing Budget Cuts | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators that has been meeting behind the scenes during the past several months is emerging as the focal point in ...

Amanda Terkel

House Proposes More Than 400 Budget Amendments | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the House Appropriations Committee introduced its stopgap budget proposal late last week, lawmakers have introduced more than 400 ...

Elise Foley

John Boehner On Entitlement Cuts: 'Everything Is On The Table' | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED BELOW WASHINGTON -- House Republicans remain divided on whether their upcoming budget for fiscal year 2012 will include cuts to government ...

Budget Season Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats in the last Congress could have passed the 2011 budget, but they did not. They punted, leaving the door open for Republicans to do what they will with the budget for both this year and for FY 2012.

Sam Stein

Obama's Budget Pits Him Against His Own Life Story | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The budget introduced by the Obama administration on Monday is notable not only for the cuts suggested or investments proposed, but also...