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Congress Deficit

New GOP Goal Denounced As 'Ryan On Steroids'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's sharp disagreements over taxes and spending are on a re-routed collision course, as Senate Democrats launch a plan that inc...

Time to Declare Victory Over the Deficit - And Start Fixing Our Real Problems

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Let's stop pretending this is a debate about "fiscal responsibility" or "facing reality": It's about keeping taxes as low as possible for the wealthy and corporations while shifting as much pain as possible onto lower-and middle-income Americans.

Pentagon Considers Backup Plan In Case Of Congress Fail

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will begin taking steps to freeze civilian hiring, delay some contract awards and curtail some maintenance to prepare ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Says Congress Can Still Help The Economy, Despite Focus On Elections | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can still get a handful of things done in the coming weeks to boost the economy, even t...

Lawmakers Concerned About Key Cuts Amid Deficit Resolve

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's call to shrink the military, shut bases and cancel weapons to meet the demand for budget cuts tests the resolve...

Debt Ceiling Controversy Resurfacing

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House on Wednesday kicked off another session with a protest vote against raising the government's borrowing cap...

USA: Fiscal Reform or Failure?

Rob Taub | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Rob Taub

Call me naive, but I don't know anyone who would willingly let an incompetent manage their money, yet as taxpayers all of us allow the government to do so every day.

House Takes Up Controversial Amendment

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the federal government racking up deficits of more than $1 trillion a year and lawmakers paralyzed by political differences, t...

Obama Prods Deadlocked Congress

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sidestepping controversy, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., declined to take sides Monday on a proposal for higher tax reve...

Deficit-Cutting Committee Deadlocked As Clock Ticks

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With Congress' supercommittee stymied, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday of a "paper tiger" Pentagon if the panel fail...

Congress, Super Committee Running Out Of Time

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A sputtering Congress enveloped in an atmosphere poisoned with politics and distrust enters its final weeks of the year struggling ...

Jennifer Bendery

Carney: 'Basically An Admission By Congress That They Can't Do Anything' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday resoundingly rejected a push by Republicans to amend the Constitution with a balanced budget amendment as part...

Sam Stein

Pollster Reveal: Few Candidates Saw Deficit Reduction As A Major Issue | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW HAVEN -- It is expected as a fait accompli that President Obama, both in his upcoming State of the Union address and during his next year or two i...