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Obama Spending

Sabrina Siddiqui

Smoking Machines, Video Games And Other Stuff The Government 'Wastes' Money On | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders in Congress complain that President Barack Obama wants to keep raising taxes instead of joining the GOP in a plan to ...

Obama's Second-Term Ambitions Already At Risk?

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

* Fiscal fights may consume Washington, elbow out all else * Obama vows to push ahead with broader agenda * 'A high leve...

Sam Stein

Final Tallies: Obama Buried Romney On Airwaves And With Staff | Sam Stein | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee announced this week that it had arranged for a post-campaign autopsy to figure out what exactly went w...

Election Day Dawned Clear and Bright

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

When will the public wake up to the pointlessness and waste in campaign finance? If the president can now strong-arm the Congress to pass a version of the original Simpson-Bowles plan, the election will have been a success

Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney: Don't 'Buy Into The B.S.' From GOP About Obama's Spending Record | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had some advice for reporters on Wednesday when it comes to covering President Barack Obama's rec...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Spending: Text Messages, Online Ads, Planned Parenthood And Apple Computers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's reelection campaign spent more than $14.6 million in April, ending up with more than $115 million cash on hand,...

WATCH: Colbert Nails Romney's 'Peacetime Spending Binge' Gaffe

Posted 06.27.2011 | Comedy

It may be a first in American history: we're at war during peacetime. At least, that's what Mitt Romney seems to think. On Tuesday night's "Report...

Sam Stein

Senate Dem On Spending Cuts: We've 'Pushed This To The Limit' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) declared on Sunday that his party was unwilling to budge one cent further on the number of c...

Sam Stein

American Crossroads GPS, New Rove Group, Has Dems Questioning Obama's Political Operations | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

News that two former top Bush strategists have formed a spinoff organization to dig up dirt on Congressional Democrats before the 2010 elections has r...

Has Obama Created A Social Security 'Death Panel'?

Nieman Watchdog | Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and the leadership in Congress have delegated enormous, unaccountable authority to 18 unrepresentative, inordinately wealthy individua...

Joseph Stiglitz Advice To Obama: 'Don't Give In To Deficit Fetishism'

Politico | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The economy seems caught between a rock and a hard place: ever mounting deficits and ever mounting job losses - leading to a soaring jobs deficit. The...

Sam Stein

Obama Allies Struggle To Defend Spending Freeze | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of President Obama's strongest allies in the labor world and the Democratic community struggled on Tuesday to defend his plan to implement a thre...

Sam Stein

Obama To Propose Major Spending Freeze Saving $250 Billion | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will propose a three-year freeze in discretionary, "non-security" spending as part of a budget he will unveil one week from now...

DeMint: Obama Is "Out Of Control"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Jim DeMint, R-S.C., who has taken a particular glee in pushing the argument that health care could be Obama's unraveling, did little to calm t...

Can We Afford All This Spending?

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There has been a war of words written about Washington's recent increase in spending. However, this war hasn't focused on the numbers. Let's take a look at the numbers and see what they tell us.

Obama Is Leading Us Down the Road to Economic Hell

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Economist Woody Brock has written a long, persuasive analysis that the Obama administration is taking us down a dangerous path on the economy and I must admit, I find his argument persuasive.

Obama Earmark Reform Remarks (FULL TEXT)

AP/MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama plans to sign a massive spending bill to keep the federal government running, even though it is stashed with the very kinds of ...

Sharper Economic Downturn Complicates Obama Spending Plans

New York Times | PETER S. GOODMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy is spiraling down at an accelerating pace, threatening to undermine the Obama administration's spending plans, which anticipate vigorous r...

Live Video: Obama, Biden Open Fiscal Responsibility Summit

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden open the Fiscal Responsibility Summit. Event is scheduled to begin at 1pm EST. Visit

Reagan Aide Backs Obama On Stimulus Spending

Wall Street Journal | JUSTIN LAHART | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Martin Feldstein is an unlikely Democrats' darling. The onetime presidential adviser to Ronald Reagan might even be considered the least likely advoc...

Remembering the Lessons of Economics 101: Why Increasing the Federal Deficit Does Not Mean that Our Kids Must Sacrifice to Pay the Bill

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Republicans will argue that when times are tough you don't increase your spending, you tighten your belt and live within your means. That may be a good idea for an individual. It's a terrible idea for a country.

Sam Stein

Obama: A Continued Economic Decline Is Not Acceptable | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama, addressing the press for the fifth straight day, offered perhaps his gloomiest assessment yet on the current economic situation. Relayin...

Obama's Fighter Jet Decision Represents Clash Of Two Goals

New York Times | CHRISTOPHER DREW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of President-elect Barack Obama's stated goals -- cutting wasteful spending and saving or creating millions of jobs -- are on a collision course i...

Dems Readying Health, Spending Legislation For Obama's First Day

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic Congressional leaders and the nascent Obama administration are moving quickly to assert control over federal policy, aiming to have economi...

Sam Stein

New GOP Mail Goes After Obama On Lobbyists, Taxes, And Socialism | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The anti-Obama mail keeps piling up. A reader forwarded a set of pieces that go after the Illinois Democrat for not, really, being a thorn in the side...