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Cut Cap and Balance

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 ...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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 pus...

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 -- ...