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Budget Deal

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 be...

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 mo...

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 ...

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’...

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

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

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Social Security Advocates Shrug At Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

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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 ...

Paul Ryan Mad About Budget Bill His Staff Helped Write

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

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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...

White House, Congress Close In On Budget Deal

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

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

Debt Vote Shrouded In Secrecy

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line. Nervous senators wer...

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...

Disabled Veterans To Be Exempted From Pension Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive spending bill taking shape on Capitol Hill is likely to repeal a recently enacted pension cut for disabled veterans. Ca...

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...

What The White House Is 'Not Getting Overexcited' About

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new er...

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.

Why These Groups Are Opposing The Budget Deal

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers that still offer workers traditional pension plans are in line for hefty insurance premium increases under the budget ag...