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Deficit Deal

House Republicans Urge Two-Year Budget Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Top Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee on Monday urged budget negotiators to agree on spending levels ...

Jason Linkins

Passing The 'Grand Bargain' Voters Don't Care About Will Restore Confidence In Government, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

Time Swampland contributor Joe Klein -- who is confident that Congress will agree to a "grand bargain" -- says that people like me who contend that vo...

Poll Shows Majority Of Voters Believe Deficit Talks Doomed

The Hill | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

A clear majority of voters expect President Obama and Congress will fail to reach a deal to prevent spending cuts and tax hikes on millions of househo...

Dilemma Threatens To Derail Ryan Ambitions

National Journal | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

Fresh from the campaign trail and mulling his options for the future, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will play a pivotal role in negotia...

Lieberman: Fiscal Cliff Deal 'Not A Certainty'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) warned Sunday that while congressional hopes remain high to reach an agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff, a deal is "...

WATCH: Liberal Columnist Gives Obama A Failing Grade

the gavin show | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.19.2012 | San Francisco

When New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof issued Barack Obama a report card last month, the president's job performance GPA was somewhere in the ...

Where's the Supercommittee's Mojo?

Tarot Politico | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Tarot Politico

A grand bargain may not be in the cards for the congressional supercommittee tasked with negotiating a deficit-reduction deal that cuts at least 1.2 t...

Obama's Hostage Situation Continues

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Four Myths About the "Deal" -- and Four Ways It Can Hurt You

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Today we're watching the end of a brief manufactured crisis and the beginning of a long national nightmare. There's nothing to celebrate unless you're either an economic right-winger or very wealthy -- or both.

LIVE UPDATES: Debt Ceiling Deal Reached

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S...

How House Progressives Can Save the Debt Ceiling Deal ... and the Middle Class

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The House Progressive Caucus finds itself in an unusual position. Despite its name, it's fighting for views that aren't just popular among Democrats and independents, but which in many cases are supported by a majority or plurality of Republicans.

Mitch McConnell: Medicare To Be Part Of Debt Ceiling Deal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Republican said Friday that lawmakers should not fear voter backlash for trying to pluck savings from Medicare as part ...

All Eyes On 'Gang Of Six' As Deficit Deal Negotiations Continue

Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They have met in almost total secrecy for months, holed up in an office on Capitol Hill: three Republican and three Democratic senators ...