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Obama Grand Bargain

Unemployment and "Fundamental" Tax Reform

Stephen Kent | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Stephen Kent

When Congress comes back next week, Washington will increasingly focus on what it calls "fundamental" tax reform. But it won't be entertaining reform capable of fundamentally shifting employment patterns and generating the jobs we need.

Jason Linkins

DC Scandal-A-Rama Has A Happy Hidden Pony For America | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

It's an open question as to whether any of our recent Beltway scandalettes will heat up or peter out, but in the meanwhile, it's best to be reminded o...

Sam Stein

Obama, House Dems At A Loss Over How To Move Agenda | Sam Stein | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over a two-and-a-half hour dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Washington Wednesday night, President Barack Obama and nine House D...

Obama's 'Permission Structure' May Be Last Shot For Big Deal

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

When legislation that would have extended criminal background check requirements for gun buyers failed in the Senate two weeks ago, opinion makers beg...

Jason Linkins

Obama's Budget Offer May Finally Successfully Fool 'Grand Bargain' Fetishists | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Moving from a discussion of an empty gesture from the White House to a potentially more substantive one, the big news Friday is that President Barack ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Calms House Democratic Concerns Over Entitlement Reform | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama assured House Democrats Thursday he won't slash Social Security and Medicare, moments after he reaffirmed his com...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Hopeful Obama Ready To Slash Safety Net | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans emerged from their Thursday afternoon lunch with words that might be terrifying to some Democrats: The president may ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Progressives Warn Obama Against Giving Away The Store | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama took a break during his offensive to charm Republican lawmakers open to a budget deal on Tuesday to assure his fe...

Uh Oh: Obama Wants A Grand Bargain On The Deficit

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

'Undead' Plan Seduces Beltway Elites

Salon | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Washington has Grand Bargain fever, again....

Sam Stein

Rep. Louie Gohmert On Debt Ceiling: 'That's Our Leverage' | Sam Stein | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK CITY -- One of the only new proposals that President Obama introduced in his opening bid to resolve the impasse over the so-called fiscal cli...

Sam Stein

Debt Ceiling Showdown: Obama, Boehner Diverge On Demands | Sam Stein | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once again, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Barack Obama find themselves in a standoff over how to raise the nation's debt c...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Wants His Grand Bargain Back | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner wants his "grand bargain" back. Moving quickly to put a disappointing election behind him, the Ohio Republ...

Ryan Grim

Austerity War Revs Up: Private Equity Baron Drops Millions On New Campaign | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaire private equity mogul Peter Peterson is investing millions of dollars in a new Washington-based campaign for austerity, plann...

Obama Vs. Obama, Part 2: Of 'Grand Bargains' and Lost Hope

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In negotiating with John Boehner, why did the Obama administration prioritize debt reduction? Millions did what Obama asked in 2008 and voted their hopes, but how many were hoping for the Grand Bargain we really got?

Sam Stein

Obama Won't Include Social Security Reform In Recommendations To Super Committee | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jilted by Republican leadership during the deficit-reduction talks that accompanied the debt ceiling debate, the Obama administration is...