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Debt Deal

Debt Vote Shrouded In Secrecy

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line. Nervous senators wer...

House Republicans Urge Two-Year Budget Deal

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Top Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee on Monday urged budget negotiators to agree on spending levels ...

Ashley Alman

Here's Everything We Know About Pete Sessions' Reported Clash With Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Things are getting out of hand in this latest edition of Capitol Hill he said/she said. One short version is that Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) reporte...

S&P 500 Closes At All-Time High

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing at an all-time high a day after Washington reached a deal to avoid a U.S. default. The Stan...

Obama Signs Budget Deal, Reopening Government And Averting Default

Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed a budget bill early Thursday morning to reopen the government and avert a potential debt default. The deal, which was...

Ashley Alman

Boehner Tells Reid He'll Move Quickly: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

The office of Speaker Boehner told the office of Majority Leader Harry Reid's on Tuesday night that they would be willing to send them a "message" so ...

Republican Aide: 'It's All Over'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

After House Republicans withdrew their proposed debt deal on Tuesday evening, Senate Leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they...

'He Can't Control His Caucus'

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(Updates with more quotes, background) By Steve Holland and Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - President Bar...

State Becomes First To Cut Welfare Amid Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics

By Marti Maguire RALEIGH, N.C., Oct 15 (Reuters) - North Carolina has become the first state to cut off welfare benefits to poor resid...

Pelosi 'Optimistic' On Debt Deal

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she is "optimistic" that a deal can still be reached to prevent the nation f...

Stock Market Thinks Debt Deal Is Near

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a volatile session with slight gains on Monday as investors bet that there would soon be a deal in Washington t...

From Cliff Dwelling to Mountain Climbing

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Congress needs to finish its fiscal work successfully and quickly and then pass legislation that will stimulate job creation and growth and development of the economy for the middle class and the working poor.

McConnell: Obama To Meet With Congressional Leaders

AP | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican says President Barack Obama has asked congressional leaders to convene at the Wh...

Contractors: The Pentagon Isn't a Jobs Program

Ben Freeman | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Ben Freeman

Cutting waste at the Pentagon and strengthening our economic security will strengthen our national security. Congress can avoid sequestration's meat-cleaver approach, and instead use a scalpel to make strategic cuts.

Sam Stein

White House Serious About Stimulus In Fiscal Cliff Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The conventional wisdom on the White House's opening offer to resolve the fiscal standoff treats one particular element of that offer --...

Christina Wilkie

Debt Lobbying Group Has Major Conflicts of Interest

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to fix the national debt opened a new front this week, when a group of retired foreign policy...

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: Nonprofit Employee Attacked By Fix The Debt Panelist

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation, Edmund F. Haislmaier, attacked a nonprofit employee Tuesday morning in a hotel where ...

Paul Blumenthal

Centrist Group Masks GOP Backing

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the influential Campaign to Fix The Debt struck a posture of post-partisan political neutrality this past week, as they swarm...

Lieberman: Fiscal Cliff Deal 'Not A Certainty'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) warned Sunday that while congressional hopes remain high to reach an agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff, a deal is "...

Fiscal Cliff Raises Questions On Reality Of Debt Deal

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and leaders of the lame-duck Congress may be just weeks away from shaking hands on a deal to avert the dreaded "f...

A Grand Bargain?

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

This is all too complicated and controversial to be settled between now and the end of the year. I foresee a two-step process.

Michael McAuliff

Dem: Go Over Fiscal Cliff If Necessary

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats should be willing to go over the so-called fiscal cliff if that is what it takes to get a good deal on taxes and spending, lea...

Obama: Election Year Politics Stalling Compromise

Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

President Obama spoke to CBS News about the possibility of reaching compromise with congressional Republicans on the national debt, stating that he be...

Obama Promises Vets Their Benefits Won't Be Cut

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Hoping to allay the concerns of military veterans, President Barack Obama told members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday that their Department...

Romney Campaign Attacks President For Trimming Defense Budget

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama embarks on several campaign stops in Virginia this week, the Mitt Romney campaign criticized the White House o...