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Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Launch Second Post-McCutcheon Supercommittee To Tap Megadonors

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every year, the Republican Party launches a fundraising committee linking a handful of its most important Senate candidates together to ...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Launch First 'Super Committee' To Rake In Post-McCutcheon Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party has launched a "super committee" to accept the super-sized donations from wealthy donors that are now possible beca...

Why Big Bipartisan Committees Mostly Fail

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the end of World War II, more than a dozen high-profile bipartisan panels have been convened to tackle the nation's thornies...

Michael McAuliff

A New Supercommittee? GOP Plans New Bid To Crack Federal Standoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are set to unveil a new strategy -- one that sounds startlingly like 2011's supercommittee -- to deal with both the fe...

House Republicans Mulling New 'Supercommittee' On Debt Ceiling

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are weighing legislation requiring the creation of a new negotiating panel to find deficit-redu...

Fiscal Cliff or Bunny Slope?

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Superstorm Sandy was a disaster brought to us by Mother Nature. The fiscal cliff is being brought to us by human nature. Which will be worse? Time will tell.

Generation Sequestration: A Call to Action

Kathryn Salucka | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Kathryn Salucka

As the Chicago Teacher's strike appeared over and over on the news, I began to think about what an evaluation of another group of public employees may unearth -- the performance and efficacy of our Congressmen and women.

Senate Candidate To Lobbyists: We Can't Survive Without You

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg has been pounding Democratic Sen. Jon Tester over lobbyist fundraising in their tight Senate race, but Rehberg declared las...

Time to Work the Pivot Points

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Only one letter separates word from work. Words, ideas, thoughts can become the basis for work. By concentrating on and working the pivot points, we can translate concepts into action and get America working again. Let's get to work!

Government Report Contradicts GOP On Dire Situation

Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A new government report said spending cuts scheduled to go into effect in 2013, coupled with the simultaneous expiration of Bush-era tax cuts, will sh...

Reid Stands Firm On Tough Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top Democratic ally in the Senate said Wednesday that he won't block much-feared automatic spending cuts to the...

McCain, Kyl Unveil New Plan

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Intent on sparing the Pentagon from deep spending cuts, top Senate Republicans on Thursday endorsed legislation that targets federa...

Jason Linkins

In 2012, Keep Rooting Against Congressional Deficit Reduction Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

As a corollary to my earlier post on that Lori Montgomery article, let's remember that if 2011 was a year in which Congress did very little to address...

10 Reasons Homelessness Could Increase In 2012

Joel John Roberts | Posted 02.17.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

As this year ends, the confusing tallies of homelessness in America persist. Take the federal perspective on the number of homeless in our country. Th...

Senate Hits the Mark on Missile Defense

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

The implications of Iran's growing bellicosity are increasingly more difficult for the United States.

Saving WIC and Protecting Struggling Families

Debbie Halvorson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Chicago
Debbie Halvorson

The Super Committee's failure to come up with a plan to cut the deficit will be devastating for low-income pregnant women, infants and children.

Stop Searching for Super

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Howard Steven Friedman

My thoughts on Superfoods, Superman, and Super Committees are pretty much the same. It's nice to pretend that there are simple solutions to complicated problems but I live in the real world.

Lynne Peeples

Environment At Risk From Anticipated Farm Bill Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

On October 17, a massive dust storm hit Lubbock, Texas, adding to already significant agricultural and environmental devastation across the South this...

Both Sides Now: Spitzer and Matalin Debate the Economy and Latinos

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin focus on the Big Two 2012 issues: go back to Bushonomics or stick with Teddy Obama? And there's consensus that GOP anti-immigrant rhetoric risks losing Hispanic voters and swing states. Like Texas?

Guns or Butter? Decisions After the Failure of the Super Committee

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

We face, today, our own hard and inescapable facts that call into question what the most important pursuits of America's responsibility and purpose at home and abroad really are. Guns to kill people in other countries or butter to save people in our own?

What's Liberal About A Civility Pledge?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

If Congress wants an America that knows what it stands for, where things get done and where civility actually matters, it will set the example by signing the Purple America Pledge.

Both Sides Now: Can the Final Three Pass Their 2012 Character 'Stress Tests'?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Rosen debate personal flaws of the Final Three. Obama a loner? Romney a phony? Newt a blowhard with "baggage"?

Sam Stein

Barney Frank: Majority Of Democrats Will Support Amending Defense Cut Trigger

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Retiring Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spilled a few beans on Sunday morning when he said a majority of Democrats would sign off on...

Super Congress Fail May Not Hurt Pentagon

AOL Defense | By Colin Clark | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON: President Obama's defense budget for 2013 implements the start of the $500 billion in budget cuts required by the Budget Control Act but d...

The Great Recession of 2007-2008 Could Be Ruinous If Not Resolved

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Nake M. Kamrany

Currently we are stuck and the government must implement fiscal and monetary policy vigorously to ward off a depression and get the economy out of the great recession.