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Obama Rips Page From Former President's Playbook

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Give `em hell, Barry? Heading into a tough re-election campaign, President Barack Obama has been railing against Congress to pass ...

'Job Creators' or 'Hostage Takers?'

Peter M. Shane | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

Excessive regulation is hardly the problem that created the housing crisis and banking sector meltdown. Quite the reverse. So, to say that regulations per se are the enemy of growth is just wrong.

WATCH: HuffPost's Sam Stein Talks Obama, GOP 2012 On CBS' The Early Show

Huff TV | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Sam Stein appeared on CBS' The Early Show to discuss President Obama's decision to postpone a major jobs speech in light of GOP pressure. ...

Associated Press: America Is Dead -- Funeral Plans Under Debate

Mark Steinberg | Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

It was announced today that the United States of America, also known as the U.S., U.S.A. and the U.S. of A., died during the last week of August 2011 ...

FAQs on the Standard & Poor's Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If Congress gets smart, goes back into negotiations immediately and comes up with a credible plan to implement budget savings of more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, the world will have renewed faith in the its largest economy.

Friday Talking Points -- More Tea, Anyone?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the conclusion of the debt ceiling "crisis," the media pivoted swiftly to their standard larger questions (to them, at any rate) about any politi...

What If We Really Cut the Pentagon Budget?

William Hartung | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

The good news is that the Pentagon budget is finally on the table in deficit reduction talks. But it will take a lot more hard work to ensure that it is truly reduced as part of ongoing negotiations over the size and shape of the federal budget.

WATCH: Debt Ceiling Crisis Gets Sad Music Video It Deserves

Posted 10.01.2011 | Comedy

In the midst of all the posturing, debating, saber-rattling and mud-slinging that Washington, DC is doing over the debt crisis, waits the American peo...

Cracks on the Debt Ceiling

Dinkar Jain | Posted 10.01.2011 | Comedy
Dinkar Jain

Aug 2, Washington DC. The saints of Mount Rushmore have perhaps never been rushed more. Yesterday, the US narrowly averted default in a highly unantic...

Friday Talking Points -- In The Darkest Depths of Mordor

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If I were a hobbit, right about now I would be wondering just how the heck I wound up at the center of this Washington intraparty political fight, personally.

Governing Together: The Debt Limit Is an Ideal Opportunity

Robert Hoopes | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

Bipartisanship is no longer just a word that members of Congress can throw around and then ignore. It is the only option. And that's a good thing.

Washington Woes and the Problem of the Parrot

David Coates | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
David Coates

If the general American public is left with the view that this debt ceiling crisis was and is a product of Washington "politics-as-usual", as opposed to an unprecedented exception, then the right will already have won, no matter the detail of any compromise that is struck.

The Boehner Proposal Does Contain Tax Increases... on Children

Ethan Pollack | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Ethan Pollack

The debt ceiling budgetary proposal put forth by House Speaker John Boehner includes a huge, hidden, and destructive tax increase on those least able to fight back, or even register their opposition: children.

GOP "Fanatically Determined To Protect The Interests Of The Wealthy"

The Huffington Post | Alex Becker | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) blasted the deficit-cutting frenzy sparked by the need to raise the nation's borrowing limit by Aug. 2 in a ...

Ass In Line, Hobbits, etc.

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Do We Treat History Like a Dead Language?

Adora Svitak | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education
Adora Svitak

History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.

Senate Leaders Trade Blame Amid Contentious Showdown

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders traded blame for the debt standoff Thursday, as the House prepared to vote on the GO...

Sheer Folly

Terence Smith | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Terence Smith

I took a break from the endless debt-ceiling debate over the weekend. We attended a wedding in Massachusetts, stopped by the wonderful FDR President...

Zach Carter

Small Businesses Demand Debt Deal Address Corporate Tax Dodging | Zach Carter | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As political leaders push to reduce the nation's deficit with dramatic spending cuts, small business owners are asking Washington to low...

Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren's Shocking Tweet

Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Southern California megachurch pastor Rick Warren tweeted, then deleted, a jab at those who want to increase the debt ceiling, reports Newport Beach P...

Speaker Boehner and the Binge on Top

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

If the usual ways of contacting Congress aren't satisfactory, sing to them. With apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein, we have created a new version of "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" that we call "Binge on Top." Have a listen.

Follower Failure on Debt Cap

Jim Jaffe | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Some analysts have wrongly concluded that we have a leadership crisis.

Obama Asks Us to Raise the Roof -- And My Debate With David Frum

Ari Melber | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

The most significant moment in Obama's unprecedented deficit address came not in an original announcement or last-minute proposal, but in the president's request that Americans actually get up, get involved, and ask Congress to lay off the insanity.

Another Debt Commission? Really?

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forgive me if I'm not impressed, Speaker Boehner. Because I've seen this movie before, and I know how it's going to turn out. Republicans will refuse to raise one thin dime of revenue, and Democrats will refuse to cut one thin dime from the social safety net.

Why Boehner Cries

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Somewhere between a third and a half of all of the Republicans in the House of Representatives are going to vote against increasing the debt ceiling, no matter what Boehner puts in front of them. Boehner is a general with no troops.