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Budget Showdown

The Impending Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Obama does announce immigration changes, Republicans may decide the issue is bigger than any competence issue, and go right ahead and shut the government down. But this doesn't automatically make the issue a winner for Democrats everywhere in the midterms, of course.

'No Budget, No Pay' Works Once Again in California

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Every so often, in the world of legislation, California lives up to its own self-image of trendsetter. This is one of those times.

Sam Stein

Senate Dems Scoff At McConnell's One-Week CR Idea

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reports emerged on Monday afternoon that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was floating the idea of a one-week continuing r...

Budget Showdown Hits Military

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

* Army chief says cuts jeopardize ability to fight a major war * Warnings come as Congress squares off over 2014 spending ...

Boehner Video Slams Obama For Refusing To Negotiate

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) isn't happy that President Barack Obama is willing to compromise with the Russian leader, but won't negotiate with...

Another Budget Showdown Looms

Reuters | Steven C. Johnson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) - Another year, another battle over the U.S. budget. It's hardly what investors need, but it looks like they're going to...

Obama To Lay Out Economic Vision Ahead Of Budget Battle

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled...

Joy Resmovits

Pell Grants Saved -- Kind Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | College

With the maximum allocation for Pell Grants preserved in the latest round of the budget showdown -- despite much political football and an earlier Hou...

Bond Market Yawned At Budget Showdown

The Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

But the market for Treasury bonds lately has been exceedingly calm. While the money managers who invest in those bonds say they monitored last week's ...

The GOP's Pro-Abortion Stand

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As evidenced by the budget showdown that took place last week in Washington, the Republican Party is doing everything in its power to ensure that there are more abortions than ever in the years to come.

Budget Showdown Pushed Back To March

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress cleared a stopgap funding bill Tuesday to keep the federal government open into March, a temporary truce until Republicans...