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Deficit Committee

How Does a Supercommittee Die?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Not with a bang but a whimper. Not a surprise, but disheartening on many levels. Let us count the ways.

Bigger Battles Still To Come For Deeply Unpopular Congress

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After the U.S. avoided a government budget crisis in the nick of time for third time this year, the public seems fed up with the no...

The War Budget Is Burning Down Our Economy

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

The simple truth is that, beyond war industry hype, military spending costs us jobs.

Key Elements to Lowering the Deficit

Jim Worth | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The biggest obstacle in trying to introduce effective and equitable solutions is Congress; but, banks, corporations, and the wealthy are also in the way.

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) Talks of "Tokenism" on the Super Committee

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Recently, Congressman James Clyburn appeared on my radio program The Tavis Smiley Show from PRI and was asked about the scant representation of people of color and women on the congressional super committee.

Questions About the Deficit Super Committee

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2011-08-29-Tavis.pngEarlier today, I sat down with California Congressman Xavier Becerra for his first national television appearance since being named a member of the bi-partisan deficit super committee.