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Obama Debt Deal

Sam Stein

Obama To Progressives: 'I Am Not Going To Budge' On Bush Tax Cuts | Sam Stein | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will enter high-stakes budget negotiations firmly committed to seeing the tax rates for high-income earners rise ...

The Myth of the Pandering, Rudderless President

Robert M. Eisinger | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Robert M. Eisinger

The claim that President Obama follows public opinion instead of leading it contradicts the GOP's broader message, namely that 'Obamacare' is unpopular and worthy of repeal.

Obama: Election Year Politics Stalling Compromise

Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

President Obama spoke to CBS News about the possibility of reaching compromise with congressional Republicans on the national debt, stating that he be...

How Obama Lost Control Over Congress Over Debt Talks

The Washington Post | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

President Obama summoned the top four congressional leaders to the White House on Saturday morning, July 23, 2011. The night before, House Speaker Joh...

Sam Stein

Obama-Boehner Debt Deal Not On Table, Administration Officials Say | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top officials in President Barack Obama's administration pushed back Tuesday on a report that they would still support a debt-reduction ...

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.

Arianna On 'Fareed Zakaria GPS': The Debt Deal 'Is Not Working'

Huff TV | Posted 10.07.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna Huffington appeared on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" to discuss the fallout of the debt ceiling deal. She said that President Obama "failed" at ...

Arianna On CNN: The Debt Deal 'Is Not Working'

Huff TV | Posted 10.07.2011 | Media
Huff TV

Arianna Huffington appeared on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS to discuss the fallout of the debt ceiling deal. She said that President Obama "failed" at ga...

What Dr. King's Speech Might Have Sounded Like Today

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of American's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of jobs and equality.

Governing Not Dealing

Emilie Townes | Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices
Emilie Townes

A deal is not what good government should be about, especially when the most vulnerable in our society are one of the major pawns in making the deal work.

Snap Out Of It!

Steven Weber | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

To buy into the writ-in-crayon meme of Obama having "let us down" or that he is in any way "less than what we hoped he would be" makes us into the slobbering chumps we have characterized our opposition to be.

A Tough But Necessary Pivot

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Obama now needs to take advantage of his street cred as a compromiser, a grownup, a deficit cutter, and explain, as he did Tuesday, that while he understands the need to live within our means, we can't start cutting too soon.

What Do You Think Of The Debt Deal?

Posted 10.02.2011 | College

Monday's debt deal has proved intensely controversial. The New York Times called it "terrible" while the the Delaware County Daily Times called it "a...

Graduate Students Hit Hard In Debt Deal

Posted 10.01.2011 | College

The debt deal reached by Congressional leaders and President Obama would keep the nation from defaulting on its loans, but it would make graduate scho...

Sam Stein

Labor's Discontent With Obama Surfaces Yet Again | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debt ceiling bill set to be voted upon Monday evening has left labor advocates in yet another precarious -- and deeply frustrated --...

Debt Deal Nails Defense Budget

AOL Defense | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics

Few things seem certain at this point from the budget deal struck yesterday. One point that three Hill sources agree on is that the Defense Department...

Ransom Paid

Robert Reich | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Anyone who characterizes the deal between the president, Democratic, and Republican leaders as a victory for the American people over partisanship understands neither economics nor politics.

Sam Stein

Obama Calls Sunday Debt Meetings As Sides Remain 'Far Apart' (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he would reconvene debt talks with congressional leadership on Sunday, admitting that ...