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Obama Spending Cuts

Sam Stein

Budget Negotiations Prove That S**t Gets Complicated The Closer A Deal Gets | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations over a budget framework to fund the government through the next two fiscal years are progressing better than initially expe...

Sam Stein

The Current Budget Negotiations May Actually Result In A Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are close to a breakthrough on a budget deal that would avoid another government shutdown next year and provide relief for seq...

Sam Stein

Fix The Sequester Or Budget Deal Means Nothing, Obama Allies Say | Sam Stein | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democratic Party's top think tank is urging lawmakers to accept nothing short of ending sequestration during upcoming budget cuts. ...

Sam Stein

House Republicans Warn About The Next Round Of Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican appropriators on the Hill warned in a Monday letter against keeping sequestration in place, raising the specter that ...

Obama, Leaders Meet At White House Over Sequester

Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Obama met with congressional leaders Friday to discuss looming automatic budget cuts. Republican House Speaker John Boehner was among the leaders w...

GOP Losses Obscure Hidden Wins

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican angst over presidential election losses obscures the fact that many conservative ideals have prospered for decades. Conserva...

Obama Warns Spending Cuts Could Idle Military Resources

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama brushed off a Republican plan Tuesday to give him flexibility to allocate $85 billion in looming spending cu...

Walker: GOP Should Call Obama's Bluff

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) urged lawmakers to call President Barack Obama's "bluff" ahead of March 1, when a serious of automatic cuts take effec...

Orrin Hatch: 'I'm For Sequestration'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

If one wanted a sense of how difficult it's become to manage the public relations fallout of sequestration, they need read no further than Sen. Orrin ...

Obama In No Hurry To Help GOP Out Of Awkward Position

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the heated talk about deep spending cuts that will dominate Congress in the coming weeks, one thing is likely to be in short supply: ...

Jon Ward

Obama Looks To Cut GOP's Spending Advantage | Jon Ward | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's first priority during his Monday press conference was to position himself for the debt ceiling showdown in Febr...

Obama Optimism Surprises, Confuses Republicans

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress expressed surprise and doubt on Tuesday about President Barack Obama's commen...

White House To Detail Backup Plan For Congressional Failure

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The Obama administration plans to deliver a report to Congress late next week that details ...

The Enemies We Love

Christopher Holshek | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Obama's proposed cuts, part of a strategic rebalancing towards greater investment in infrastructure, education, and other long-term sources of American strength, are relative -- at worst, they represent a flatlining of defense spending.

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.

Sam Stein

Obama Debt Reduction Plan Calms Democrats' Concerns On And Off Hill | Sam Stein | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's broad new debt reduction proposal has, at least momentarily, managed to placate a community of progressive acti...

Sam Stein

Obama Will Veto 'Super Congress' Plan That Cuts Medicare Without Raising Taxes | Sam Stein | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will veto a comprehensive deficit reduction package if it includes cuts to entitlement program benefits but no ta...

Federal Budget Deficit Puts Pressure On White House, Congress

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The United States' budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for a third straight year, adding pressure on Congress and the White House...

Obama Urges Lawmakers To Reach Budget Agreement To Avert Government Shutdown

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pressed the House and Senate leaders Saturday to agree to a budget in time to avert what he says would be an...

Obama Holds White House Press Conference

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defending his new budget as one of "tough choices," President Barack Obama said Tuesday that more difficult decisions about the nat...

Ryan Grim

You Can Forget About That Budget Now: Obama Plan Takes A Number, Gets In Line | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama's 2012 budget arrived on Capitol Hill on Monday, it had to contend for space on the desktop with a document that's ...

Obama Budget Proposal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after signing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans into law, President Barack Obama proposed a spending plan to Co...

White House To Cut Energy Assistance For The Poor

The National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's proposed 2012 budget will cut several billion dollars from the government's energy assistance fund for poor people, officials briefe...

Obama Pushes Bill To Cut Earmarks, Wasteful Spending

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent legislation to Congress on Monday that would allow him to force lawmakers to vote on cutting earmarks a...

Obama Wins More Spending Cuts Than Bush

The Washington Times | Stephen Dinan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama notched substantial successes in spending cuts last year, winning 60 percent of his proposed cuts and managing to get Congress to ax s...