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Arthur Delaney

Planned Food Stamp Cuts To Affect Some Vets | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Roughly 60,000 veterans will be cut from food stamps next year absent policy changes at the federal level, a liberal think tank warned T...

Sam Stein

Budget Negotiations Prove That S**t Gets Complicated The Closer A Deal Gets | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over a budget framework to fund the government through the next two fiscal years are progressing better than initially expe...

Sam Stein

The Current Budget Negotiations May Actually Result In A Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are close to a breakthrough on a budget deal that would avoid another government shutdown next year and provide relief for seq...

Give Americans a Budget to Be Thankful For

Jo Comerford | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Jo Comerford

This Thanksgiving, Congress should set aside dysfunction and the austerity mindset and give the American people a reason to be thankful: a federal spending and revenue plan that takes our best interests to heart.

Sabrina Siddiqui

New Bill Would Force Congress To Stay In Washington Until It Passes A Budget | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the senior Democrat on the House Rules Committee, introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent Co...

Friday Talking Points -- Two Obama Promises

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although it's been a week heavy on Obamacare, we're going to (mostly) look forward this week, to the upcoming budget battles. Because buried in the Obamacare stories this week was one very important bit of news.

The Only Solution for the Budget Committee: How to Muddle Through to 2015

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republicans serve ideological masters, Democrats serve constituencies. None of the Democrats' constituencies fare well under Republican ideology, and nothing that serves Democrats' constituencies satisfies Republican ideology. Unstoppable force, meet immovable object.

Jason Linkins

This Should Be Fun: Sen. Bernie Sanders Will Be On Budget Conference Committee | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

In what can only be seen as good news for people who like traditional earned-benefit programs like Social Security and Medicare, here's one name that ...

Eliminate the Budget Committees

Sean Q. Kelly, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Sean Q. Kelly, Ph.D.

Rather than an exercise in policy-making, the congressional budget process has metamorphosed into political theater.

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Confident Tammy Baldwin Knows 'The Facts,' Assign Budget Committee Spot | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leadership has given incoming Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) a prestigious position on the Senate Budget Committee, despite a Re...

The Bold Choice

Will Durst | Posted 10.17.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

"Romney-Ryan." Short, alliterative and one syllable more conservative than "Obama-Biden."

Will Florida Finally Get A Texting-While-Driving Ban?

Posted 02.21.2012 | Miami

On Tuesday afternoon, Florida's Budget Committee is scheduled to consider a statewide ban on texting while driving. Specifically Bill SB 416 prohi...

Magical Thinking Won't Create Jobs: Heritage Forecasts for Ryan Plan Are Fantasy

Ross Eisenbrey | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Ross Eisenbrey

The United States has never recorded an annual unemployment rate as low as 2.8% since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began scientific reporting after World War II.

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: Government Shutdown 'Sounds Worse Than It Probably Is' | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A government shutdown is still possible when the current three-week federal funding bill runs out, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wi...

Elise Foley

House Republicans Plan To Cut $32 Billion From Budget | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans announced Thursday that they plan to cut $74 billion from President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal 2011, slashing th...

Sam Stein

Van Hollen Makes Play For Budget Committee, Eying Showdown With Paul Ryan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Soon-to-be former Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) formally announced on Wednesday that he is m...