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Lawmakers Reach Agreement On $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

AP | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time running short, Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and d...

The Black Congressional Budget No One Ever Talks About

The Root | Charles D. Ellison | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) federal budget proposal, crowded with unrealistic cuts on critical social programs, is like a s...

'We're Not There Yet'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they're not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. "We're trying to find common gr...

Fear and the Fiscal Cliff

Matthew Dowd | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

Fear seems like a useful leadership tool, but in the end it is fear that prevents us as individuals, as leaders, as a country, and as a human race from becoming our best self.

Key Decision Could Fix 'Big Mess,' But...

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A farm bill that stalled in Congress before the election could see quick action by the end of the year if congressional leaders decide t...

Boehner: 'This Is Not Sustainable'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Less than a year after reaching a budget agreement with President Barack Obama, House GOP leaders now seem likely to walk away from...

Latinos Must Help Unify America - by Voting in 2012

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.16.2011 | Latino Voices
Fernando Espuelas

Latino-Americans can no longer afford to let other people vote for them. We cannot sit back and watch things happen to America, when we have the votes to achieve a better outcome for the nation.

Confessions of a Jailbird

Trish Vradenburg | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
Trish Vradenburg

Much to my surprise, I was one of the 41 people arrested on April 11th -- along with the Mayor and six members of the DC council.

House Republicans Slash Agencies, Cut Themselves

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans now running the House are barely touching Congress' own generous budget even as they take a cleaver to many domestic ag...

Budget Time: No Dollars, No Sense

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It's budget time in Washington -- that very special time of year when the nation discovers yet again exactly how much less we've got, and how much more we'll need, than we ever imagined.

How do Health Care Lobby Dollars Match Influence in Congress?

Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adam Clark Estes

A better question might be: Who's really paying for and benefiting from reform? Taxpayers? Or health care industry lobbies?