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Budget 2012

Congress Gearing Up To Face Yet Another Showdown

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A budget showdown for the ages could begin after this year's election and stretch well into 2013 – despite the threat that an...

Amid Perpetual Gridlock, Some In Congress Turn To 'Legislative Scream'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even the top sponsor of a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't – or won't – pass a budget blueprint adm...

Sam Stein

White House Gets Debt Ceiling Victory As Government Shutdown Threat Lessens | Sam Stein | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House appears to have achieved one of its primary goals following the debt ceiling deal, with congressional Republicans showin...

Lucia Graves

House Republicans Take Aim At Environmental Regulations As Debt Crisis Looms | Lucia Graves | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With eight days until the country officially defaults on its debts, likely sparking a worldwide credit crisis, the House of Representati...

Are We a Society?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The current U.S. budget confrontation raises the issue of whether we are a society, a community, or a collection of individuals inhabiting the same geographical space.

Showdown To Avert Shutdown Set Stage For Even Tougher Confrontations

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rivals in a divided government, President Barack Obama and the most powerful Republican in Congress split their differences to stav...

Ryan Grim

You Can Forget About That Budget Now: Obama Plan Takes A Number, Gets In Line | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama's 2012 budget arrived on Capitol Hill on Monday, it had to contend for space on the desktop with a document that's ...

Arthur Delaney

White House Acknowledges 'Real Impact' Of Cuts To Energy Assistance Funding | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration acknowledged on Monday that its proposal to slash funding for heating assistance to the poor would, in fact, hu...