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Hey Super Committee! THIS Is What Success Looks Like

Karen Dolan | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Karen Dolan

The super committee failed to reach an agreement that would have unnecessarily imposed untold hardship on the vast majority of those of us already struggling in a bad economy. If this inability to reach a terrible deal is "failure," can you imagine what "success," defined by this crowd, would have looked like?

LIVE VIDEO: Obama Addresses Super Committee Failure

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

President Obama is set to make a statement from the White House briefing room at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, following news that the congressional super comm...

The Useless Supercommittee

Wendell Potter | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

One of the reasons why Congress has been largely unable to make the American health care system more efficient and equitable is because of the stranglehold lobbyists for special interests have on the institution.

Amid Failure, Lawmakers Scramble To Avoid Super Committee Triggers

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Don't look for the Pentagon to shut down one side of its famous five-sided building. Don't expect the Education Department to pull ...

Deficit-Cutting Committee Reaches Deadline

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress' supercommittee conceded ignominious defeat Monday in its quest to conquer a government debt that stands at a staggering $...

Better Than Failure: Super Committee Can Set Up a 'National Referendum,' Avoid Sequestration

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Super Committee can still salvage something that, for a Congress whose approval rating is just slightly north of Fidel Castro's, would actually make the American people feel empowered.

Michael McAuliff

Super Committee Stalled As Democrats Reject Latest GOP Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The gap between Democrats and Republicans on the debt-cutting super committee appeared as unbridgeable as ever going into the last weeke...

Super Committee Democrats Reject Last-Ditch Republican Offer

AP | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Deadline nearing, the deficit-reduction talks in Congress sank toward gridlock Friday after supercommittee Democrats rejected a lat...

Super Committee Plays The Blame Game

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats exchanged barbs but little else Thursday as Congress' super-committee limped toward a Nov. 23 deadline wi...

Sam Stein

Super Committee Dems Decide Against Extending Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on the super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction have ruled out supporting a measur...

Sam Stein

Super Committee Could Pass A Resolution Giving Itself More Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The congressional super committee tasked with finding $1.5 trillion or so in deficit reduction is racing against the clock. Under its ch...