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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

Obama On Defense As Republicans Pounce On Critical Issue

AP | KEN THOMAS and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Government spending and debt are emerging as a campaign tug-of-war, with Mitt Romney blaming President Barack Obama for a "prairie fire ...

Obama's Thrifty Claims Prove False

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is aggressively pushing the idea that, contrary to widespread belief, President Barack Obama is tightfisted with taxpaye...

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,...

Obama's Latest Executive Order

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the stroke of his pen, President Barack Obama has sacked souvenirs federal agencies buy with taxpayer money to promote their w...

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...

Obama Offers Deeper Cuts For Budget Deal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's willing to make deeper spending cuts if Congress can compromise on a budget deal that would end the thre...

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...

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...

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. .msnbcLinks {fo...

AP: Obama Plans Eclipsing New Deal Spending

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In sheer size, the economic measures announced by President Barack Obama to address "a crisis unlike we've ever known" are remarkab...