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Contraception Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Jen Psaki | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Jen Psaki

Americans are living healthier lives while saving money at the same time. Seems like a no-brainer right? Apparently not for a few men seeking the Republican nomination for president.

Elise Foley

Tea Partiers To Republicans: 'Hold The Line' Against Debt Ceiling Deal | Elise Foley | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of tense negotiations over the nation's debt ceiling, an all-star cast of Republican lawmakers addressed a Tea Party rally ...

Obama's Elitism, Republican Principled Ignorance and the Debt Ceiling Debate

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Should the U.S. not increase its debt ceiling, the country will likely face higher interest rates, another spike in joblessness, inability to pay basic expenses, and, almost inevitably, higher taxes in the not too distant future.

John Boehner: 'There Is No Deal' On Debt Ceiling, Democrats Have 'Done Nothing'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that the House has "done its job" toward resolving the impasse over raisin...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Kills Tea Party-Backed Bill On Debt | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats shut down the draconian “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill Friday, declaring their action would clear the way to get to a ...

Senate Defeats Tea Party-Backed Debt Ceiling Plan

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner abruptly broke off talks with President Barack Obama Friday night on a deal to make major cuts in federa...

Elise Foley

Harry Reid: Cut, Cap And Balance 'Some Of The Worst Legislation In The History Of This Country' | Elise Foley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Thursday the Cut, Cap and Balance bill passed by the House Tuesday is "some of the w...

Constitution Check: Must the Next Federal Budget Be Balanced?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

It's a safe bet that when the new fiscal year for the federal government begins on October 1, the Constitution will not require a balanced budget. And, probably, neither will it be required of any budget after that.

Bachmann Makes Bold Promise, Hesitates When Pressed On Issue

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

NORWALK, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann promised Wednesday that she would submit only balanced budgets if elected nex...

Progress Scarce As Senate Takes Up Debt Ceiling Plans

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In secretive endgame negotiations, President Barack Obama and House Republican leaders reached anew on Thursday for an elusive "gra...

Republicans Putting Party Above Country

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jackie Speier

Republicans are now touting a cynical ploy dubbed "cut, cap, and balance." It should be renamed politicize, pander, and abdicate.

Don't Sell Our Future Short

Rep. Jim Moran | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim Moran

On Tuesday night, the House of Representatives passed the "Cut, Cap and Balance Act." I was proud to vote against it. This is not the time for the Democratic Party to sacrifice our values.

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Tea Party's 'Cut, Cap And Balance' Fiscal Plan | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans easily passed their "Cut, Cap and Balance" fiscal plan on Tuesday, a proposal that boosts their standing among Tea Par...

Unbalanced Republicans, Running From Reason

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Just humor them, we're advised. Let them mount their little theater piece -- "Cut, Cap and Balance" is the title of the current version. Let them take their symbolic vote and hold their symbolic news conference.

House Republican Freshmen Caught Between Rock And A Hard Place

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republican freshmen are caught between rock-solid fiscal conservatism and a political hard place. The class of 2010 that lift...

Tea Party-Backed Debt Ceiling Plan Faces House Vote

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a c...

WATCH: Obama Issues Veto Threat And Poll Has Bad News For Republicans

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

As debate over raising the nation's deficit limit rages on in Washington, President Barack Obama issued a threat to veto a contentious Tea Party-backe...

Pledge Madness Sweeps GOP Presidential Field

AP | NANCY BENAC | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential contenders may be feeling nostalgic for the days when a candidate could focus on just one pledge: the oath ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Slams Republican 'Cut, Cap, Balance' Plan, Promises Veto | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will veto conservative Republicans' "Cut, Cap and Balance" fiscal plan if it makes it to his desk, the White Hous...

Bachmann Shifts Stance On Contentious Pledge

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann is taking to South Carolina on Monday to sign her name to a "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge, which wh...

White House Still Pushing For 'Big' Debt Ceiling Deal

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The next step in the weeks-long saga over how to increase the government's borrowing cap is to let House tea party forces try it th...

Latest Republican Plan Could Lead To Debt Ceiling Compromise

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON -- The latest Republican plan to avert a looming U.S. default is a fierce statement of conservative principles that...

Tea Party Kingmaker Says He's 'Disappointed' In Michele Bachmann

Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said he's "disappointed" that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) -- who's running for the Republican presidential nomination -- ...