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Sam Stein

Kent Conrad Advised Barack Obama Not To Back Bowles-Simpson

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said on Sunday that he urged President Obama not to publicly support a much...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Caters To Base By Taxing The Wealthy, But Entitlement Cuts Loom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is back in the good graces of progressives. For now. Hours after Obama delivered a fiery speech demanding that...

Debt Debate -- Politicians Shirk the Responsibilities of the Job

Daniel Dicker | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Daniel Dicker

With my retirement account and my clients' at such grave risk, I am wondering when the responsibility of the job of being a Congressman will trump the rhetoric and jousting for political advantage.

Obama Meeting With Senate Leaders On Debt Ceiling

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plunged into deadlocked negotiations to cut government deficits and raise the nation's debt limit Monday, an...

Obama: Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised To Prevent New Financial Crisis

Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday there could be another global financial crisis if Congress failed to raise the national debt ceiling. ...

Barack Obama Debt Reduction Plans Run Into Economic Reality

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama headed west to sell his big picture deficit-reduction plan. But many people are waiting for a quick fix to ...

Sam Stein

Did Obama Plan His Budget Speech Months In Advance?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama’s much discussed speech last week on how to remedy the country’s fiscal future was part of a far broader, mor...

Obama: Deficit Reduction Push 'Can't Exempt Anyone'

AP | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the nation's effort to curb ballooning deficits "can't exempt anyone." Obama spoke Thursday as he met ...

Obama Tiptoes On Proposed Tax Increases

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With his striking choice of words, President Barack Obama clearly outlined the greatest perils for Republicans – and for Demo...

President Obama Offers Moral Vision, Faith Leaders Must Press For More

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 06.13.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Faith leaders in the United States should applaud President Obama for offering a moral vision for the nation while carefully monitoring how the White House and Congress proceed.

Obama Deficit Speech Outlines Approach For Reducing Spending (FULL TEXT)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

Challenging Republican budget plans, President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed lowering the nation's future deficits by $4 trillion over a dozen ye...

Sam Stein

Obama Debt Speech: Tax Increases, Medicare Changes Included In President's Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to recast the debate over the nation’s fiscal future, President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday a plan to reduce the ...

Obama Jumping Into Debt Debate

AP/The Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, jumping into a debt-reduction debate that will help define the rest of his term, will outline his ideas Wed...

Obama Open To Deal On Debt Ceiling

The Wall Street Journal | Damian Paletta & Carol E. Lee | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

White House officials have opened the door to a deal with Republicans that would allow the U.S. to increase its ability to borrow, potentially easing ...

Federal Budget Cut Highlights, Past And Pending

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

Some details of the bipartisan spending measure agreed to Friday night by President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Major...

Obama Prevents Budget Cuts To Favorite Programs

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The historic $38 billion in budget cuts resulting from at-times hostile bargaining between Congress and the Obama White House were ...

Obama First To Put Tax Increases On Budget Table

AP/The Huffington Post | TOM RAUM | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Higher taxes have been missing from the fierce budget battle that nearly shut down the federal government. But President Barack Oba...

Obama To Lay Out Plan To Tackle Deficit

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, plunging into the rancorous struggle over America's mountainous debt, will draw sharp differences with Repu...

CBO: Obama Understates Future Budget Deficits By $2.3 Trillion

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A new assessment of President Barack Obama's budget released Friday says the White House underestimates future budget deficits by m...