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Budget Deal

'Captain America' Looks A Lot Different On A Small Budget

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.09.2016 | Comedy

"Captain America: Civil War" cost a reported $250 million to make and raked in $178 million domestically in its opening. But must all that money be at...

Congress' Half-Trillion Dollar Spending Binge

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

Rand Paul thinks the national debt is the “greatest threat” to America’s future. Donald Trump warns that the nation is at risk of becoming “a ...

Face It: Ted Cruz Won The Republican Debate

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came into the third GOP presidential debate with little to lose and everything to gain. He got more out of ...

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Ruin A Bunch Of Rich Folks' Vacations

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

So, that happened. This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) embarrassed Wall Street again, this time with a new report detailing the extent to which...

GOP Senses That Winter Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Winter is coming, as they say on "Game of Thrones," and the Republican Party seems to have become vaguely aware that if it doesn’t get...

Boehner's Parting Gift: Two-Year Budget Deal Passes The House

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of negotiations between congressional leaders and the administration, the House passed a major budget deal Wednesday, effect...

Social Security Advocates Shrug At Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates for senior citizens said they're neither happy nor unhappy with a congressional budget deal that makes changes to Social Secur...

The Budget Deal Raises Taxes On Rich People, Kind Of

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although outgoing House Speaker John Boehner may be reluctant to acknowledge it, the latest budget deal between Congress and the White H...

Paul Ryan Mad About Budget Bill His Staff Helped Write

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday morning that he hadn't seen the new bipartisan budget deal and that the secretive process used to c...

The Budget Deal To End All Obama Budget Deals Is Here. Read The Details.

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just before midnight on Monday, congressional lawmakers and the White House tentatively agreed on a major budget deal that would end suc...

White House, Congress Close In On Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House and congressional leaders appear close to finalizing a critical budget deal that would increase domestic spending modera...

Sam Stein

Top Dem Warns GOP To Deal Now Or Risk Another Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Democrat who cut the last budget deal to avoid the full impact of sequestration is warning Republicans they risk a government...

How 'Citibank Budget' Push Foreshadows "Fast Track" for Trade Deals

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

It is worth examining how the process was rigged to push that budget deal through Congress over the weekend that contained Citibank-written derivative deregulation and all kinds of other goodies for the rich and powerful

Fever Breaking? Clean Debt Ceiling Bill Passes House

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

So, when an arsonist doesn't burn down the House [sic] do you praise him for self-restraint or just go about your business because, you know, you're not supposed to burn things down?

Top Obama Aide Predicts Drama-Free Debt Ceiling Increase

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - A top White House official voiced confidence on Thursday that Republicans would agre...

GOP Senator Criticizes Bipartisan Efforts For Enabling 'Status Quo'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) spoke out Sunday against the narrative that bipartisanship is good for government, telling NBC's David Gregory that the rece...

Obama's Weekly Address Calls Bipartisan Budget A Hopeful Sign

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the bipartisan budget approved by Congress is a hopeful sign that Washington can end its cycle of cris...

A Few Final Thoughts on the Budget Deal

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's not over -- they still have to appropriate their new top-line spending numbers down to all the agencies -- but it looks like the budget deal that quite handily cleared both chambers will soon be enacted. But I've got a few lingering thoughts

HOPELESS: Congress Leaving Unemployed Out In The Cold

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter, Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Note to the 1.3 million Americans wondering if Congress will cut off their unemployment benefits at year-end: It's hopeless. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore...

The Republican 'Civil War' Isn't About Policy: It's About Cash

Jason Sattler | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

But are there actual divisions in policy between Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz? They currently disagree on one thing -- tactics. John Boehner and Paul Ryan cannot afford another government shutdown. Ted Cruz can.

Senate Passes Big Bipartisan Deal

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cu...

Budget Deal Could Have Been Worse, But Fiscal Policy Still on the Wrong Track

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

There was good news, bad news, and stupid news from the budget deal reached by the U.S. House of Representatives this week. Probably the best news is that we can have a national day of gloating that there are no cuts to Social Security.

Shahien Nasiripour

With The Lights On, 99 Senators Voted Against Wall Street. The Lights Went Off And They All Fled

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s biggest banks have quietly dodged a measure expressing Congress’s desire to eliminate the unfair advantages they may en...

We Just Got One Step Closer to a Budget Deal -- But Now I Need Your Help

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

This is not the deal Democrats would have written on our own, and it's not the deal that Republicans would have written on their own. It's a compromise -- and can hopefully serve as a foundation for continued bipartisan work. But first, this bill needs to pass.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Budget Deal Clears Major Hurdle In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate advanced a budget compromise Tuesday that provides modest relief to across-the-board spending cuts and prevents...