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Time Is Now to Rediscover Bipartisan Cooperation in Washington

Gov. John Kasich | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Gov. John Kasich

A balanced federal budget isn't a pipedream or some crazy economic theory that will never come to pass. Our home states of Ohio and Minnesota balance their budgets thanks to constitutional requirements, as does nearly every other state in the nation.

Ryan Unveils House GOP Budget, Claiming Balance

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in fed...

Jon Ward

Tom Coburn Decides Only A Constitutional Convention Can Fix Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When I entered Sen. Tom Coburn's office on Capitol Hill, he declined my offer to shake hands, telling me he had a cold. That reminded me...

Legislative Democrats in Strong Position Heading Into 2014

Michael Sargeant | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Michael Sargeant

From fighting for working families to ensuring that Americans have access to equal rights, Democrats are on the right side of voters and the right side of history, and we are in a solid position moving into the elections later this year, in 2014, and for elections to come.

Learning to Say, 'We Can't Afford That'

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I am officially retired from having a regularly paid job and have been for a number of years. Like most retired people, I live on a fixed income: ret...

John Celock

New Backers Behind Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Advocates for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution have pinned their hopes on state legislatures calling for a new constitutional conv...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Says Obama 'Charm Offensive' Was 'Helpful,' But It's Still Knives Out For Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appeared on Greta Van Susteren's "On The Record" Thursday night to give his side of the story on the ongoing knock-down drag-o...

Paul Ryan Disses 'The Help' Again

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The American people don't serve Paul Ryan. They're not "The Help." He's "The Help." And right now, by demanding austerity that Americans already rejected, Paul Ryan is back-talking the boss. It's insolent, insubordinate and disrespectful.

Ryan Budget 'Cuts Too Much,' Says House Appropriations Chair

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is concerned about the draconian cuts of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposed ...

Congressman: Ryan Budget Is Tea Party Extremism

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Democratic Congressman Steve Israel told HuffPost Live's Jacob Soboroff Wednesday that the budget proposal put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan is "extremist" ...

Paul Ryan Proposes Balanced Budget In 10 Years

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Monday he can balance the federal budget in 10 years without rais...

Birth Control and Obamacare

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

It appears that initially the Obama administration miscalculated the depth and fury of the opposition to this mandate.

Sequester Insanity

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Conventional wisdom currently is that the sequester deadline will pass and then Washington will come up with some sort of compromise solution. Perhaps just in time for the next self-inflicted crisis.

The Secret to Deficit Reduction: Getting Back to Basics

Emily Wismer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Emily Wismer

I've discovered the secret to deficit reduction and bipartisan fiscal reform. It's a policy trick that has been lost, but decades ago was created by Congress to avoid constant fiscal crises like those we face today.

Platinum Coin Idea Is Rejected by White House

Warren Mosler | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Warren Mosler

This is far more problematic than markets realize. The president had a choice. The debt ceiling thing expresses 'the will of Congress' where Congres...

Anthony Randazzo: What's Next For Libertarians?

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Reason Foundation's Anthony Randazzo recently spoke to us about the future of the libertarian movement following the 2012 election. Anthony had a l...

Incumbents Who Boil My Blood

Judy Frankel | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Before you cast your vote for the incumbent, examine two factors: Have they signed Grover Norquist's Taxpayer Protection Pledge, and are they on the list of those incumbents who signed GLB? If they agreed to either one, fiscal responsibility and balancing the budget is not their priority.

Will Someone Please Increase My Taxes!?

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen

Wouldn't it be great if the Congress that exacerbated our current situation were held responsible for their grade school behavior which brought on our current financial situation, paying higher taxes until things right themselves, even if it's after some get voted out of office?

Is the Ryan Budget the Next Bachmann Budget?

Warren Mosler | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

There's a reason the hardcore budget balancer/deficit hawks don't last long under the microscope. Their numbers can't add up, which leaves them with contradictory statements.

Ron Paul: Why Isn't He Excited About the Nomination of Paul Ryan?

Laura Trice | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Laura Trice

With many Republicans excited about Paul Ryan's being selected as Mitt Romney's running mate, there is one Republican who is less than enthusiastic: Dr. Ron Paul.

Matt Sledge

Tit-For-Tat On Job Creation Ignores Governors' Limited Powers, Economists Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

As GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney visited Michigan on Tuesday, his host, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, walked a delicate line, trying to take c...

Careful What You Wish For

latimes.com | Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

This small village of low-slung houses and squeaky swing sets in western Ohio's farm country has already laid off its part-time police officer and dec...

Lucia Graves

Gary Johnson: 'Mickey Mouse Would Poll 15 Percent Against Obama And Romney'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has no qualms about running as a third party candidate, telling HuffPost in a recent int...

Senate Considering Measure That Could Force Draconian Cuts

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday voted against changing the Constitution to require a balanced budget as Congress hit yet another dead end i...

Michael McAuliff

Balanced Budget Amendment Fails In House Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest Republican push for a balanced budget amendment that would force massive spending cuts to the country's social safety net die...