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The Past Wasn't Always So Easy

Jack Gardner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Jack Gardner

When you look at today's problems thru the 1787 lens -- or that of 1864 or 1942 -- and consider the truly herculean challenges our ancestors were able to overcome for our benefit, it seems as though we should be able to do better.

Michael McAuliff

Two GOP Senators Battle 'Bizarre' Tea Party Demand

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two prominent old-line Senate Republicans threw down the gauntlet to their more conversative colleagues on Tuesday, challenging them to ...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats' Budget: Read The Details

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) introduced his federal budget blueprint, Senate Democrats unveiled thei...

Governing: I Wish We Could Get Our Leaders to Collaborate by Paying Them for Results

Suresh Kumar | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Suresh Kumar

I am encouraged that some legislators have proposed pay for results via a "no budget, no pay" provision as the modus operandi for the next three months. Why not make this the norm going forward?

Fiscal Cliff or Bunny Slope?

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Superstorm Sandy was a disaster brought to us by Mother Nature. The fiscal cliff is being brought to us by human nature. Which will be worse? Time will tell.

Automatic Spending Cuts Already Wreaking Havoc On Troops' Kids

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

* Native American schools forced to seek bank loan * Jan. 2 automatic spending cuts target some groups early * Congress ...

For Barney Frank's Legacy: Pass the Mulvaney Amendment

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

If the House can vote to cut military spending now, that will make it more likely that military cuts can replace domestic cuts in the big deal.

No Work, No Pay

Ami Bera, MD | Posted 06.28.2012 | Politics
Ami Bera, MD

If Americans struggling to make ends meet can make tough decisions to balance their books, why can't Congress?

Saki Knafo

Should Homeless People Be Sheltered Or Diverted? Obama Budget Renews Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

Every night, homeless shelters across the country turn away thousands of people seeking beds -- and not just because they're full, though they often a...

Obama Document Likely To Reveal Insights Into Re-election Strategy

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

By Alister Bull WASHINGTON--When President Barack Obama unveils his annual budget next month, the blueprint will reveal a lot about his re-election...

Why Congress Should Get Paid on Commission

Kelly Moore | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Kelly Moore

Clearly, Congress needs some motivation. So let's pay them on commission. If they don't produce, they don't get paid. If the current state of affairs is any indication, we'd save a lot of money.

Budget Politics Continued

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

TO TERRY - In fact, according to certain senators, Congress will never pay for government. This morning, Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida, appea...

Sam Stein

IRS Funding Cut Days Before Report Shows $330 Billion In Uncollected Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of the budget deal hashed out on Friday evening, lawmakers agreed that no additional federal funds would be used to hire new IRS...

Are We a Society?

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The current U.S. budget confrontation raises the issue of whether we are a society, a community, or a collection of individuals inhabiting the same geographical space.

WATCH: HuffPost's Ryan Grim Talks The Government Shutdown Blame Game

Huff TV | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Ryan Grim stopped by MSNBC's "NewsNation With Tamron Hall" to discuss a potential government shutdown, which will be imminent should Republ...