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Sam Stein

Obama Budget Will Undo Sequestration Cuts For Some -- But Not All

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House budget to be released in early March will aim to repair some of the damage caused by the sequestration cuts enacted one ...

Where Do Vets Stand on Pensions -- One Group Needs to Figure It Out

Jon Soltz | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Jon Soltz

If Concerned Veterans for America wants to protect pensions, vets will be right there with them. But when the coda to that argument is the complete opposite -- "And let's privatize your pension" -- that's where you lose many troops who are depending on a stable retirement.

Obama Signs Budget Deal

Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed the 2013 bipartisan budget deal on Thursday, the AP reported. The legislation passed the Democratic-controlled Senate...

Shahien Nasiripour

With The Lights On, 99 Senators Voted Against Wall Street. The Lights Went Off And They All Fled

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s biggest banks have quietly dodged a measure expressing Congress’s desire to eliminate the unfair advantages they may en...

Senate Approval Of Budget Deal Likely This Week

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

* Conservatives lack votes to block fiscal measure * Procedural vote set for Tuesday * Final passage expected by Wednesd...

Paul Ryan Raises Cash Off Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The budget deal cut last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will reduce the deficit. The House Budget Committee chairman ...

Senate Republican Backs Bipartisan Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) announced his intent to vote for a bipartisan budget deal in a statement on Sunday. The budget agreement was reached by R...

Budget Deal May Signal Era Of Tiny Achievements

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — People hoping for a government that works better can't decide whether to cheer or lament a bipartisan budget bill that legislative...

Ryan Budget Plan Has Potential To Bridge Bitter GOP Divide

AP | KEN THOMAS and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan likened his 2-year budget agreement with Democrats to taking a few steps in the right direction. But the bipartisa...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims Happy With A Budget Deal That Relieves A Third Of The Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The umbrella advocacy group representing organizations hurt by sequestration urged lawmakers on Wednesday to accept a two-year budget de...

Jennifer Bendery

Lindsey Graham: Paul Ryan Budget Deal Boosts His 2016 White House Chances

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has any interest in entering the 2016 presidential field, the bipartisan budget proposal he put forward Tuesd...

Sam Stein

Budget Deal Reached By Bipartisan Negotiators

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bars set this low were made to be jumped over. And yet, it was something of a marvel on Tuesday when lawmakers from the House and the Se...

Prospects Brighten For Small-Scale Budget Deal

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the poisonous environment in Congress, chances are improving for a small-scale budget deal next month that would ease auto...

'We're Not There Yet'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they're not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. "We're trying to find common gr...