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Simpson Bowles Commission

Jason Linkins

'Simpson-Bowles' Nominated For 'Time Magazine Person Of The Year' In The Most 'Washington Insider' Move, Ever | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

If you had asked me this morning, "Hey, what is the most grotesquely 'Washington' thing that will happen this week," I definitely would have said, "Th...

Obama: Bipartisan Panel Went Further 'Than I Felt Comfortable With'

Reuters | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday a bipartisan panel's deficit reduction recommendation went too far on spending ...

Ryan Grim

Behind The Simpson-Bowles Nonsense | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Journalists here are homing in on Vice President Joe Biden's criticism of the GOP for not supporting any of the deficit-reduction p...

Joshua Hersh

Paul Ryan Never Committed To Budget Commission, Former Rep. Says | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

A former Democratic congressman who sat across from Paul Ryan on a major bipartisan budget deficit commission said Mitt Romney's running mate took a h...

Dimon, Simpson, Geithner: This Week's Three Horsemen of the Corporate-Politics Apocalypse

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This year it's going to be incumbent on the Democratic Party to prove that it's something more than the oligarchy's more genteel rubber stamp. And it's not going to be able to do that unless it rejects the wildly unpopular and unfair Simpson-Bowles plan.

Jason Linkins

Morning Joe Praises Potty Talk Over Policy Talk | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

The Morning Joe crew got very excited today, because -- as you may already know -- former Sen. Alan Simpson (one of the titular heads of that whole ...

'We Face The Most Predictable Economic Crisis In History'

Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Erskine Bowles, a true Southern gentleman and co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s erstwhile budget-deficit commission, came...

Behind The Bipartisan 'Austerity Class' That Rules Washington

The Nation | Ari Berman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

In September the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a bipartisan deficit-hawk group based at the New America Foundation, held a high-p...