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Balanced Budget Amendment

The Perils Of A Balanced Budget Amendment

Bill Schneider | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

The balanced budget vote in Congress again this week is a contest between popular common sense and the informed opinion of the establishment. If you're a politician, you don't want to argue with common sense.

WATCH: Obama Issues Veto Threat And Poll Has Bad News For Republicans

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

As debate over raising the nation's deficit limit rages on in Washington, President Barack Obama issued a threat to veto a contentious Tea Party-backe...

Latest Republican Plan Could Lead To Debt Ceiling Compromise

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON -- The latest Republican plan to avert a looming U.S. default is a fierce statement of conservative principles that pus...

Jon Ward

Pawlenty Draws Attention With Debt Ceiling Rhetoric, But Sends Mixed Signals On Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tim Pawlenty on Friday joined the Jim DeMint wing of the Republican Party in the debt ceiling debate. Sort of. Pawlenty argued in mu...

Jennifer Bendery

Carney: 'Basically An Admission By Congress That They Can't Do Anything'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday resoundingly rejected a push by Republicans to amend the Constitution with a balanced budget amendment as part...

A Balanced Budget Amendment Would Change Everything

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics
Robin Koerner

The USA has infinitely more economic flexibility under our current system than it would after a budget-balancing amendment, and the economic arguments against it are compelling. So what is there to discuss?

Conservative GOP Senator Issues Warning To Republicans

Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) issued a warning to fellow Republicans in Congress: If you vote to raise the debt ceiling without massive spending cuts, y...

Amanda Terkel

The Tea Party Talking Points On Medicare

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conservative group FreedomWorks has a message for freshman Republicans in Congress: Do not shy away from the Medicare fight. On ...

Jon Ward

Conservative Strategists Warn GOP About Economic Risks Of Pushing Debt Ceiling Debate Too Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

Conservative strategists are warning that the GOP should not push the debt ceiling debate too close to the breaking point. “If there is a vote on...

GOP May Stretch Out Debt Limit Negotiations Until July

Reuters | Andy Sullivan | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

April 12, 2011 11:12:49 PM By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders in Congress said Tuesday they may stretch out negotiations...

Hatch and Lee's Balanced Budget Amendment: A Win for America

Ken Blackwell | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The Balanced Budget Amendment is not just about economic conservatives. We must balance our national budget for the sake of our children's future.

Senate Republicans Seek To Mandate Balanced Budget

Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - All 47 Senate Republicans, seeking fiscal discipline in big-spending Washington, proposed on Thursday an amendment to the Constitution tha...

Elise Foley

Dems Form Group To Cut Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As tension builds over compromise between the GOP-led House and Democrat-led Senate, Democratic Sens. Tom Carper, Mark Udall and Kay Hag...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Tea Party Favorites Struggle To Get Specific

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Signaling how difficult it will be for the Republican Party to live up to its campaign promises of cutting spending while preserving the...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Kentucky's Rand Paul And Jack Conway Face Off In Fox News Sunday Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kentucky Senate candidates Jack Conway and Rand Paul faced off in a debate on this week's edition of "Fox News Sunday," with host Chris Wallace challe...