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Sabrina Siddiqui

It's Official: The Ryan Budget Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will consider a revised budget resolution this year by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), according to a memo ...

Obama Sends Congress Budget Focused On Economy, Job Creation

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and othe...

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Will Undo Sequestration Cuts For Some -- But Not All

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House budget to be released in early March will aim to repair some of the damage caused by the sequestration cuts enacted one ...

Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

Clayton Anderson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

We must contact our representatives and voice our opinions that NASA is worth it. The technological benefits resulting from our investment in NASA and her programs show up in Walmart, Target and Costco with time.

Sam Stein

Congress Passed A Budget, But It Could Still Blow Up In Their Faces

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress' current victory lap is premature. As lawmakers head back to their districts, fresh off passing a budget bill to fund the gover...

Paul Ryan Raises Cash Off Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The budget deal cut last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will reduce the deficit. The House Budget Committee chairman ...

Republican On Budget Deal: 'Sometimes The Answer Has To Be Yes'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said he will support the budget agreement proposed by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), saying "somet...

Reid Hopes To Speed Senate Consideration On Budget

AP | Posted 12.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he'll meet with his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell to discuss whether they can spee...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims Happy With A Budget Deal That Relieves A Third Of The Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The umbrella advocacy group representing organizations hurt by sequestration urged lawmakers on Wednesday to accept a two-year budget de...

State Fiscal Picture Brightens But Uncertainly Lingers Into 2014

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Stealing From Federal Civil Servants: You May Be Next

Nancy Altman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Nancy Altman

Imagine that an employer wishes he hadn't paid you so much in the past, so he goes into your bank account and takes what he wants. Sound outrageous? That's essentially what the federal government may be about to do to its workers. And the rest of us may be next.

Ryan, Murray Hope To Seal Budget Deal Before Big Deadline

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

* Negotiators down to last items in two-year budget deal * Mix of fee revenues, pension cuts would cut deficits further -aides ...

Cantor: 'We Know We Have A Difference Of Opinion'

Tulsa World | RANDY KREHBIEL | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Congressional Democrats have all but given up on new taxes as part of a budget agreement, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday. "We know we...

Prospects Brighten For Small-Scale Budget Deal

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the poisonous environment in Congress, chances are improving for a small-scale budget deal next month that would ease auto...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims Have 2 Big Demands

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With negotiations intensifying to craft a federal budget deal by mid-December, opponents of spending cuts known as sequestration are mak...

After Government Shutdown, Few Discussing Budget Solutions

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Something is noticeably absent from congressional candidates' rampant finger-wagging over this month's bipartisan deal to ...

Friday Talking Points -- Who Will Inhabit The Cave?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the budget battle is truly joined, with hourly updates issuing forth from the not-so-hallowed halls of Washington, the cry among the media as I currently write this runs along the lines of: "A deal is in sight -- maybe!"

Sam Stein

Shutdown Trickle-Down Expands Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oct. 1 was not Natalia Otero's best day on the job. As executive director of DC Safe, a nonprofit that provides emergency services a...

Ryan: Debt Limit 'Forcing Action' On Budget

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Senior House of Representatives Republican Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that a mid-October deadline to raise the U.S. bor...

Why You Should Care About The Latest Budget Fight

Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard it all before. The government is headed for a fiscal crisis caused by pa...

Louisiana Can Make Difficult Decisions, Why Can't Washington?

Dominik Knoll | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Dominik Knoll

Broadly speaking, policymakers should acknowledge that our growing debt is a serious threat to the economic well-being and security of our country. It is urgent that we put in place a plan to stabilize the debt as a share of the economy and put it on a downward path.

The Past Wasn't Always So Easy

Jack Gardner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Jack Gardner

When you look at today's problems thru the 1787 lens -- or that of 1864 or 1942 -- and consider the truly herculean challenges our ancestors were able to overcome for our benefit, it seems as though we should be able to do better.

Michael McAuliff

Two GOP Senators Battle 'Bizarre' Tea Party Demand

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two prominent old-line Senate Republicans threw down the gauntlet to their more conversative colleagues on Tuesday, challenging them to ...

Congress Finally Cleaning Up Unfinished Business

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A dispute over budget cuts that threaten dozens of smaller control towers with closure slowed Senate progress Tuesday on legislatio...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats' Budget: Read The Details

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) introduced his federal budget blueprint, Senate Democrats unveiled thei...