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Washington's Winners and Losers, If the Super Committee Fails

Ronnie Shows | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Ronnie Shows

We all know that the president plans to run against a "do nothing" Congress, and what is more "do nothing" than Congress failing to reach a deal that Congress itself designed?

Defense Spending and the Deficit Debate

Jonathan Masters | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Masters

Most experts believe reducing the defense budget is sensible fiscal policy, but they disagree over the extent of the cuts, and how they should fit into a comprehensive deficit-reduction package.

How to Achieve Transparency for the Super Committee

Ellen Miller | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Ellen Miller

Whatever combination of savings and new taxes this panel devises will be fast-tracked to the floor of both chambers, without amendments, for an immediate vote. This is an unprecedented amount of power densely concentrated in the hands of a few.

The Super Committee is Going to Fail

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Even if the Super Committee does reach some agreement over deficit reduction, it'll be a dismal public policy failure. Fundamental changes to American law will emerge from a legislative black box, without justification or public consideration.

Jaweed Kaleem

Does The Bible Call For Higher Taxes?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion

As a Congressional super committee meets to put together a plan to cut at least $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit in the next decade, a coalition...

Questions About the Deficit Super Committee

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2011-08-29-Tavis.pngEarlier today, I sat down with California Congressman Xavier Becerra for his first national television appearance since being named a member of the bi-partisan deficit super committee.

For 'Super Congress' Members, 'Doomsday' Cuts Loom Large

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For the dozen lawmakers tasked with producing a deficit-cutting plan, the threatened "doomsday" defense cuts hit close to home. Th...

Inside The Connections Of 'Super Congress' Members

The Center For Public Integrity | Sandy Johnson | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Every member of the Super Congress comes with a history of political patrons and connections with special interests. The Center for Public Integrity's...