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Treasury Makes Surprising Announcement

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government reported a rare surplus for January and is on track to run the lowest annual deficit since President Barack ...

Jon Ward

Obama Mounts Deficit-Tax Cut Whipsaw Attack On Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "To cut the deficit, we need everyone to pay their fair share." That's how President Barack Obama ended a 30-second commercial his re...

What the Supercommittee Really Said

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Surya Yalamanchili

See -- we're not that stupid. Wait. Maybe that should be the new slogan: "Congress -- we're not that stupid."

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...

Should Obama Pull Constitutional Move, Legal Experts Suggest It'd Prove Difficult To Challenge In Court

Reuters | Carlyn Kolker | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama says he will not bypass Congress and cite an obscure part of the U.S. Constitution to prevent a government...

Obama Takes Case To American People

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

Amid contentious negotiations taking place in the nation's capital to raise the debt ceiling, President Barack Obama is taking his case on the signifi...

When Catastrophe Isn't Enough

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

By Ross Colvin WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With time quickly running out to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, the Obama administration is turning to bibl...

'Gang Of Six' Move Closer To Deficit Deal

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A member of the "Gang of Six" senators working on a bipartisan plan to wrestle the deficit under control said Wednesday that the group h...

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 ...

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 ...

Obama Regrets Vote Against Raising Debt Limit

Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON -- The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt limit - a vo...

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...