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Obama Budget Deal

The Budget Fight Was the First Skirmish in the War for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Richard Kirsch | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

For the next two years we will see Republicans do everything they can to deliver for corporate America at the expense of the American people. The only question is whether Democrats will enable them. Will President Obama continue to make compromise after compromise?

Obama Signs Budget Deal

Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the 2013 bipartisan budget deal on Thursday, the AP reported. The legislation passed the Democratic-controlled Senate...

What The White House Is 'Not Getting Overexcited' About

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new er...

Obama Says Budget Deal Is Good First Step, Urges Congress To Act

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday praised a bipartisan budget deal as a good start and urged the U.S....

Obama Signs Budget Deal, Reopening Government And Averting Default

Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed a budget bill early Thursday morning to reopen the government and avert a potential debt default. The deal, which was...

Obama Doesn't Have High Hopes For Budget Deal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is conceding "we're probably not going to be able to get a deal" on budget, tax and spending issues with Congres...

Dems Ready To Fight Obama 'Tooth And Nail' On Major Cuts

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama must work with a deeply skeptical partner as he tries to undo ...

Obama Called Steaming Mad Over Failure

AP | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is acknowledging he was angry with House Republicans last year when a supposed "grand bargain" budget agreem...

Obama's Big Chance ... and his Big Choice

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The president can win the bipartisan support of the electorate. Or he can win the support of insiders from both parties, backed by billionaires and corporate think-tanks. But he can't do both.

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.

Sam Stein

Did Obama Plan His Budget Speech Months In Advance? | Sam Stein | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama’s much discussed speech last week on how to remedy the country’s fiscal future was part of a far broader, mor...

Obama Caught On Open Mic At Fundraiser (AUDIO)

Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama was caught on an open mic making some blunt and intriguing remarks about the actions of Republicans in recent budget negotiatio...

Federal Budget Deal Sent To Obama By Congress

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress sent President Barack Obama hard-fought legislation cutting a record $38 billion from federal spending on Thursday, bestow...

Obama Deficit Speech Outlines Approach For Reducing Spending (FULL TEXT)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Challenging Republican budget plans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed lowering the nation's future deficits by $4 trillion over a dozen ye...

Sam Stein

Obama Debt Speech: Tax Increases, Medicare Changes Included In President's Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to recast the debate over the nation’s fiscal future, President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday a plan to reduce the ...

Obama Jumping Into Debt Debate

AP/The Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, jumping into a debt-reduction debate that will help define the rest of his term, will outline his ideas Wed...

Jennifer Bendery

Budget Deal Axes Billions For Most Vulnerable | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Congressional leaders unveiled their final budget deal early Tuesday, a $1.049 trillion spending plan that axes billions of dollars fo...

Shutdown Averted, But No Congratulations in Order

Dan Adler | Posted 06.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Dan Adler

I look around and see a system that seems to be led by the politicians and for the politicians. The people -- on both ends -- seem to be left out of that equation.

Federal Budget Deal Reached, Government Shutdown Averted At Least Temporarily

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – A last-minute budget deal forged amid bluster and tough bargaining averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, cut billions in spending a...