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The Biden Scenario

Jeff Wald | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Jeff Wald

The Answer to Trump, Fiorina, Carson & Sanders: Draft Joe Biden & Team

Obama Unhappy With Congress Over Export-Import Bank & Budget

GVH Live | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
GVH Live

While Congress is in the middle of its summer recess, President Obama expressed his displeasure with Congress's failure to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank as well as pass a balanced budget. Obama believes their inaction has negatively impacted American jobs and the economy.

Kicking off Republican Presidential Debates in Cleveland: Who Will Dare Ask How to Fix National Debt?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Who will dare to ask tonight's debating Republican presidential candidates in Cleveland, "Will you make fixing the national debt a priority in year one of your presidency, if elected?"

Increasing Number of States Facing Budget Woes a Troubling Sign for America

Timothy Penny | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Timothy Penny

Nearly all of the 50 states have been busy wrapping up their operating budgets. But in the process, far too many had to twist, turn and pull themselves out of shortfalls with budgeting gimmicks.

Igor Bobic

Rand Paul's Plan To 'Blow Up' Tax Code Could Leave Huge Deficit | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to "blow up the tax code," and he's proposing a new, far-reaching flat tax to do it. The only problem is th...

Gabriel Arana

Lindsey Graham Tells Off Sean Hannity: 'Your Solutions Don't Work' | Gabriel Arana | Posted 06.11.2015 | Media

It’s not often that a Republican stands up to Fox News. But Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) took host Sean Hannity to t...

Thinking About Franklin Roosevelt

Paul A. London | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Paul A. London

Reading about Roosevelt and the New Deal as Garner saw them made me think. Garner was a man of the legislature. He believed legislative government could work. Such respect for politics and politicians is not much evident these days. Maybe it should be.

Jesse Rifkin

Advocates See 2015 As Year Of The Balanced Budget Amendment | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution believe they are in the position to win over enough state legislature...

In the Balance: The Public and the Federal Budget Deficit

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

Some economists on the left argue that the deficit is not a serious threat to the health of the economy, while other experts say that projected increases show that long-term solutions need to be found. What does the public think about this debate?

How Tony Robbins' "Money: Master The Game" Represents Exactly What Is Destroying America

Ira Israel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Ira Israel

It is astonishing that someone so bright and well-intentioned does not see the hypocrisy in calling taxes a "drag," "destructive" and "the culprit" and then complaining that money was "slashed" from an entitlement program.

Time Is Now to Rediscover Bipartisan Cooperation in Washington

Gov. John Kasich | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Gov. John Kasich

A balanced federal budget isn't a pipedream or some crazy economic theory that will never come to pass. Our home states of Ohio and Minnesota balance their budgets thanks to constitutional requirements, as does nearly every other state in the nation.

Ryan Unveils House GOP Budget, Claiming Balance

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in fed...

Jon Ward

Tom Coburn Decides Only A Constitutional Convention Can Fix Washington | Jon Ward | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When I entered Sen. Tom Coburn's office on Capitol Hill, he declined my offer to shake hands, telling me he had a cold. That reminded me...

Legislative Democrats in Strong Position Heading Into 2014

Michael Sargeant | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

From fighting for working families to ensuring that Americans have access to equal rights, Democrats are on the right side of voters and the right side of history, and we are in a solid position moving into the elections later this year, in 2014, and for elections to come.

Learning to Say, 'We Can't Afford That'

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I am officially retired from having a regularly paid job and have been for a number of years. Like most retired people, I live on a fixed income: ret...

John Celock

New Backers Behind Constitutional Convention | John Celock | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Advocates for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution have pinned their hopes on state legislatures calling for a new constitutional conv...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Says Obama 'Charm Offensive' Was 'Helpful,' But It's Still Knives Out For Obamacare | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appeared on Greta Van Susteren's "On The Record" Thursday night to give his side of the story on the ongoing knock-down drag-o...

Paul Ryan Disses 'The Help' Again

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The American people don't serve Paul Ryan. They're not "The Help." He's "The Help." And right now, by demanding austerity that Americans already rejected, Paul Ryan is back-talking the boss. It's insolent, insubordinate and disrespectful.

Ryan Budget 'Cuts Too Much,' Says House Appropriations Chair

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is concerned about the draconian cuts of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposed ...

Congressman: Ryan Budget Is Tea Party Extremism

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Democratic Congressman Steve Israel told HuffPost Live's Jacob Soboroff Wednesday that the budget proposal put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan is "extremist" ...

Paul Ryan Proposes Balanced Budget In 10 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Monday he can balance the federal budget in 10 years without rais...

Birth Control and Obamacare

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

It appears that initially the Obama administration miscalculated the depth and fury of the opposition to this mandate.

Sequester Insanity

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Conventional wisdom currently is that the sequester deadline will pass and then Washington will come up with some sort of compromise solution. Perhaps just in time for the next self-inflicted crisis.

The Secret to Deficit Reduction: Getting Back to Basics

Emily Wismer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Emily Wismer

I've discovered the secret to deficit reduction and bipartisan fiscal reform. It's a policy trick that has been lost, but decades ago was created by Congress to avoid constant fiscal crises like those we face today.

Platinum Coin Idea Is Rejected by White House

Warren Mosler | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Warren Mosler

This is far more problematic than markets realize. The president had a choice. The debt ceiling thing expresses 'the will of Congress' where Congres...