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Budget Negotiations

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Religious Leaders Pray For 'Just And Compassionate Budget’ | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

Every weekday at 12:30 p.m., religious leaders and their followers crowd onto the front lawn of the United Methodist Building near the U.S. Capitol to...

"But We Promised!" Says the GOP

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You made commitments to your constituents, and they made commitments to their constituents. You promised to do X, and they promised, in many cases, to do Not-X. Now what?

The End Game: Saving Obama From Himself

Robert Kuttner | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The stakes are so high that Obama can probably win this one without giving away the store. The question is whether he will needlessly give up much of Social Security, Medicare, and the resources he needs to pull the country out of recession, along the way.

Crazy Like a GOP Fox: Eric Cantor and the Current Crisis

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

President Obama needs to get Eric Cantor out on a golf course -- and bury him up to his chin in a sand trap. When Eric Cantor stands shoulder-to-sh...

The "No Taxes Never!" Cult (VIDEO)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

No wonder the negotiations collapsed: That's not a position -- it's a religion! ...

GOP Budget Cuts Would Weaken American Defenses, Risk Thousands of Lives

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republicans budget would slash funding for our defense against the flu virus that attacks our country regularly and on the average kills 36,000 Americans. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Budget Talks Put Dems Over a Barrel (Again)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

[After hours, just a short walk from the Capitol...] "We're gonna do it again -- I can feel it." "Do what again?" "What we always do -- we're g...

GOP Willing to Create Economic Catastrophe to Protect Tax Loopholes for CEO's Who Fly Corporate Jets

Robert Creamer | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Last week Eric Cantor signaled that the GOP will demand enormous sacrifices from ordinary Americans, but nothing from the top paid CEOs. And if they don't get what they want, the Republicans are threatening to pull the pin and blow up the entire economy.

Ryan Grim

Koch Industries Putting Millions Behind Social Security Assault | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bipartisan negotiators representing the House, Senate and White House continue to haggle over what spending cuts will be demanded in exc...

Dem Senators To Biden: Reject GOP Medicare Plan

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Five Democratic senators are calling on Vice President Joe Biden to keep the House Republican plan for Medicare out of out of budge...

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Discusses Budget Negotiations On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Alex Wagner appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to discuss ongoing budget negotiations as well as other topics. Addressing the issue of potential ...

Amanda Terkel

Where Are Women In The Budget Negotiations? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Who's missing from the list of lawmakers and administration officials involved in budget negotiations? Women. Vice President Joe Bide...

Banging Their Heads on the Debt Ceiling?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"If you don't want us to do something really irresponsible, you'd better let us do something really irresponsible." If you happen to be John Boehner, a sentence like that apparently makes perfect sense.

William Alden

Tax Breaks For Rich Exceed Value Of Budget Cuts | William Alden | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Today, as Americans submit their tax returns, the wealthiest earners will each reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax savings. As...

Jon Ward

Barbour Defends Boehner's Budget Deal | Jon Ward | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

BOW, N.H. –- Potential GOP presidential candidate Haley Barbour on Wednesday night defended the deal House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) cut with Pr...

Geithner: Congress Will Increase Debt Limit

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2011 | Business

April 13, 2011 10:55:23 PM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Wednesday that Congress will allow the country to bo...

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...

Jason Linkins

Deal Or No Deal: The Mediagasm | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.12.2011 | Media

If you were anywhere near Capitol Hill last Friday night, or a teevee with cameras pointed at Capitol Hill last Friday night, or at a computer watchin...

Jennifer Bendery

Budget Deal Axes Billions For Most Vulnerable | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Congressional leaders unveiled their final budget deal early Tuesday, a $1.049 trillion spending plan that axes billions of dollars fo...

D.C. Mayor Released After Being Arrested For Protesting Budget Restrictions

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The budget deal lawmakers struck to avoid a government shutdown was greeted by some with relief, but it has one city already reelin...

Progressives Must Stand Up to the President

Cenk Uygur | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

It's time to stop playing nice. Good cop-good cop doesn't work. We need a bad cop. We need a strong progressive wing to keep shouting "no deal!" every time the White House wants to concede.

Jon Ward

Meet The Man Behind The Speaker | Jon Ward | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The man who cut a deal on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) behalf to avoid a government shutdown Friday night wasn’t originally...

Restoring American Democracy

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

What is actually in this spending cut? Neither the White House nor congressional leadership has shown the slightest interest in keeping the American people informed about any step of this process.

Budget Deal Brings Relief, Disgust

AP/The Huffington Post | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A collective sense of relief resonated across the nation Saturday, now that a federal government shutdown is merely a thought of what c...

Sarah Palin Speaks Up On Budget Fight

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin just took to Twitter and Facebook to share her take on President Obama's veto threat of a GOP stopgap funding bill, ongoing budget negotia...