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Obama Budget Sets Up Battle With Republicans

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016 that sets up a b...

The Huge Flaw In Obama's Budget

New York | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

One thing that came through in a discussion with senior Obama administration officials is that, whatever their view of the likelihood of striking a Gr...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Budget Divides Democrats | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's budget proposal divided House Democrats on Wednesday. The budget blueprint includes a Social Security benefi...

Cut Social Security to Destroy the Recovery

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The Republican bargaining habit is well-established -- take Obama's "final" offer as the new starting point and demand further concessions. With this strategy, our president has let them take him to the cleaners for more than four years now, and is still hoping that sweet reasonableness will produce compromise. It never has and never will. If Democrats stand for anything, it is defense of Social Security and Medicare -- America's two most broadly beneficial and most beloved government programs -- and the president just gave away this last bit of product differentiation. In the past, Republicans have saved Obama from himself by refusing to consider any tax hikes. Now, I'm beginning to think, it's time for Democrats save him from himself. And the Democratic Party. And us.

Obama Plan Would Deal Blow To Romney

Bloomberg | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal would cap multimillion-dollar tax-favored retirement accounts like the one held by Mitt Romney, his Republi...

Obama Plan Reportedly Includes Controversial Idea

Salon | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

President Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, is a politics-over-policy guy....

Forgetting Lessons of Keynes and FDR Brings On the 'Obama Recession'

David Woolner | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
David Woolner

When FDR ignored the Keynesian tenet that cutting spending in a downturn spells disaster, he paid dearly. Obama is set to relearn this lesson the hard way.

Barack Obama's Memento Presidency

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Obama is now making strong promises he's already broken. He's like a political version of the Guy Pearce character in Memento -- he's figured out a way to break promises outside of the limitations of linear time.

Sam Stein

Did Obama Plan His Budget Speech Months In Advance? | Sam Stein | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama’s much discussed speech last week on how to remedy the country’s fiscal future was part of a far broader, mor...

The Budget Skirmish & How Obama Handles His Role In Shaping Domestic Policy

The New York Review Of Books | Elizabeth Drew | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

As is his custom, President Obama erred on the side of caution in confronting this country's grave fiscal crisis. On Wednesday he gave a good speech f...

President Obama Offers Moral Vision, Faith Leaders Must Press For More

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Faith leaders in the United States should applaud President Obama for offering a moral vision for the nation while carefully monitoring how the White House and Congress proceed.

Howard Fineman

The 2012 Campaign Starts Now | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Forget the Republican primary battle. It’s so boring even Donald Trump can’t make it interesting. But in case you didn’t noti...

Obama Deficit Speech Outlines Approach For Reducing Spending (FULL TEXT)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Challenging Republican budget plans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed lowering the nation's future deficits by $4 trillion over a dozen ye...

Sam Stein

Obama Debt Speech: Tax Increases, Medicare Changes Included In President's Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to recast the debate over the nation’s fiscal future, President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday a plan to reduce the ...

Obama Jumping Into Debt Debate

AP/The Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, jumping into a debt-reduction debate that will help define the rest of his term, will outline his ideas Wednesd...

Obama Open To Deal On Debt Ceiling

The Wall Street Journal | Damian Paletta & Carol E. Lee | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

White House officials have opened the door to a deal with Republicans that would allow the U.S. to increase its ability to borrow, potentially easing ...

Chris Kirkham

How The Budget Deal Affects For-Profit College Regulations | Chris Kirkham | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business

Much of Friday's last-minute budget gridlock centered on policy disputes over funding for Planned Parenthood and environmental regulations. But anoth...

Obama Budget Proposal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after signing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans into law, President Barack Obama proposed a spending plan to Co...