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Debt Ceiling Super Congress

Super-Kaput

Terence Smith | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Terence Smith

With the so-called super committee kaput, more market instability looming and the distinct possibility of another recession, the absolute inability of Washington to solve the nation's fiscal problems is inescapable.

Sen. Schumer: Deficit Super Committee Likely To Fail

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A top Senate Democrat says that a deficit "supercommittee" is unlikely to succeed because of a deadlock over taxes. New York Democ...

For Super-Committee, It's "Gridlock Grover" Norquist or the Constitution

Doug Kendall | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Many questions loom over the Super Committee's work, but perhaps the biggest is whether the stripped-down process that Congress established for it can overcome Washington gridlock, or whether special interests will prevail.

Max J. Rosenthal

Defense Secretary Blasts Congressional 'Dysfunctionality'

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta sharply criticized Congress for its han...

GOP Senator Threatens To Quit Super Committee

AP | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The No. 2 Republican in the Senate says he would quit the special deficit-reduction supercommittee if there is an effort to cut more fro...

Unpopular Congress Gears Up For Fall Fights

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work this coming week, divided over measures to create jobs and scorned by the nation it was elected to help l...

Super Committee Schedules First Meeting

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan supercommittee will hold its first meeting next week as it begins a three-month quest to come up with at least $1.2 trill...

Republican Congressmen Will Push For Balanced Budget Amendment

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As a "supercommittee" tries to find $1.5 trillion in new deficit cuts this fall, Republicans will be pressing a far more ambitious goal:...

GOP Senator: 'Good Thing I Can't Pack A Gun On The Senate Floor'

Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) blasted Congress for America's financial troubles and predicted that the debt ceiling agreement would unravel this fall, cal...

Michael McAuliff

Pelosi Picks Democratic Champions For Super Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the final picks for the new deficit-slashing "super Congress" Thursday, naming three ...

Suuuper Committee!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I wouldn't make too much out of the personalities on the super committee. The Democrats probably would give something on Medicare or Social Security, but not if the Republicans won't budge on revenues. So the smart money is on deadlock.

Another Budget Fight Still To Come

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Medicare and Medicaid were spared from immediate cuts in the debt deal, but it looks like just a temporary reprieve. Advocates for...

Which Three Democratic Senators?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In the new congressional joint committee, any plan will only require 7 votes out of 12 in order to move to Congress at large. Which means if one Democrat votes for a Republican plan, then that will be the committee's official plan.