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GOP Senator Slams House For Letting America 'Become Europe'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle A. Dunkley | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) criticized the recent vote to temporarily suspend the debt ceiling on Wednesday, claiming that the House of Representatives ...

Cheney, Others Worry Over Looming Issue

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

By Lauren French and David Alexander WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republican lawmakers on Tu...

Fresh Fodder Delivered For Year-End Brawl Over Bush-Era Legislation

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

* U.S. debt could reach 200 percent of GDP in 25 years-CBO * Letting Bush tax cuts expire cuts U.S. long-term debt load ...

Panetta: Congress 'Put A Gun To Their Heads' By Taking Big Risk

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics

ABOARD THE USS PELELIU -- Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told U.S. Marines and sailors on Friday that Congress would be irresponsible if it doesn't ac...

Plan That Caused Political Firestorm Igniting New GOP Battle

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After a few months of relative peace on the budget front, Democrats and Republicans are readying for a party-defining, election-yea...

Taking Care of America's Best Idea

Tom Kiernan | Posted 04.09.2012 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We must address our unsustainable deficit, but we are also in the midst of a recession. In any economy, it just doesn't make sense to compromise America's "best idea," our national parks.

From This Civilian to the Soldiers of America: Happy New Year! And a Heartfelt Thank You for All That You Do

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Impact
Darryl A. Cobbin

Every time I see a soldier in uniform at the airport, duffel bag tossed over his or her shoulder, waving a tearful good-bye to a wife, husband, fiancé, mother or father, my heart overflows with gratitude.

Obama Raises Fundraiser Ceiling

Sunil Adam | Posted 10.05.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam

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The Opportunity Provided by the "Deal" Debacle

Jay Mandle | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Jay Mandle

The right's success rests on one very solid foundation. The American people do not trust their government to serve their interests.

Is It Safe to Cut the Pentagon Budget?

William Hartung | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

Amid reports that President Obama and House Republicans may be zeroing in on a budget deal that could cut as much as $700 billion from the Pentagon over the next decade, the "spend now, ask questions later" crowd is poised to make a political counterattack.

AmericaSpeaks: Town halls and more on the national budget

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

The online grassroots democracy thing is real, gathering momentum. Here's another example of a notable effort, focusing on the national budget.As I re...