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Debt Reduction.

Visible Washington Group's Hidden Interests Revealed

The New York Times | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

When Jim McCrery, a former Louisiana congressman, urged lawmakers last month to pursue entitlement cuts and tax reform, he was introduced on televisio...

5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2013

Ellen Rohr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Small Business
Ellen Rohr

Forget about the national debt for a minute. Let's take a look in the mirror.

Resolve to Be Financially Secure in 2013

Jason Alderman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, getting into good shape financially ranks right up there with losing weight and eating healthier. All three goals require discipline and planning. Here are a few suggestions for better managing your personal finances in the New Year.

Christina Wilkie

Debt Lobbying Group Has Major Conflicts of Interest | 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 | 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 ...

Charity Must Prevail

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.02.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Deliberately debilitating the nation's habits of the heart will not contribute to better fiscal health for future generations. Our national commitment to charity must prevail as the best possible witness of this nation's moral commitment to ensure justice for all.

Sam Stein

Unions Launch Major Fiscal Cliff Ad Campaign, Targeting Democrats | Sam Stein | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A coalition of top labor organizations is launching a major ad campaign targeting House Republicans and a group of Senate Democrats center...

The People's Bailout of The People (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street is getting ready to start literally making some debt disappear.

Debt in a Time of Protests

Nemat Shafik | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Nemat Shafik

As the world economy continues to struggle, people are taking to the streets by the thousands to protest painful cuts in public spending designed to reduce government debt and deficits. This fiscal fury is understandable.

How Much Would the Obama Budget Reduce the Deficit? Part 2 (Updated)

Paul N. Van de Water | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Paul N. Van de Water

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler asserts that "no serious budget analyst" agrees that the Obama budget would reduce deficits by $4 trillion over ten years. However, the $4-trillion figure is a sound one.

5 Things This Election Should Be About, and One to Drop

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Every election year, the two parties choose the agendas and issues to highlight and ballyhoo. Often it feels as though we citizens have little power to turn the conversation to the issues we want addressed.

Money Fear: 12 Ways To Fight Financial Stress

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Three-quarters of adult Americans are worried about money, and I'm guessing they're not worried about having too much.

Harry Reid Moves To Draw Line In Sand On Debt Deal

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans will have to drop their insistence on retaining tax cuts for the rich and plans to reshape Medicare before there can be...


Neil McCarthy | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

Reasonable is not working. If I hear one more politician rail about the need to find bi-partisan common ground where immediate deficit reduction and job growth live in some sort of economic harmony, I am going to get sick. It isn't going to happen.

Jason Linkins

In 2012, Keep Rooting Against Congressional Deficit Reduction Efforts | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

As a corollary to my earlier post on that Lori Montgomery article, let's remember that if 2011 was a year in which Congress did very little to address...

Credit Agency Warns Debt Could Lead To U.S. Downgrade

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Daniel Bases) - Fitch Ratings on Wednesday warned again that the United States' rising debt burden was not consistent with maintaining t...

Reducing the National Debt While Keeping Small Businesses Top of Mind

Kristie Arslan | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Kristie Arslan

It is our hope that the super committee will be able to come to a consensus that will alleviate the national debt and work in the favor of one of America's largest economic strongholds -- small businesses.

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid: Grover Norquist Is Thwarting Super Committee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new wave of pessimism colored super committee talks on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blasted anti-tax crusader...

Super Committee Pressed To Consider All Options

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Breaking with party orthodoxy, 40 House Republicans urged Congress' supercommittee on Wednesday to consider all options for raising...

Don't Cut Research: Use It to Cut the Deficit

Stephen Soumerai | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Stephen Soumerai

Congress should consult the vast body of medical literature and academic experts before making costly policy decisions.

Restitution by Financial Sector

Harry L. Langer | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Harry L. Langer

Banks and the financial sector have transitioned from lenders and servicers of businesses, individuals, and governments, to exploiters of their customers and the economy.

To Super Committee: Pentagon Corruption in the Millions, Time to Cut Defense Contracting

Michael Shank | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Michael Shank

With $3.7 trillion already spent by the US on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is painfully apparent that this money is not being spent wisely; in some cases, it is simply being stolen.

Sam Stein

White House Says 'Compromise By Necessity' Behind Us | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the conclusion of the debt ceiling debate this August, there was broad relief inside the Obama White House. The resolution to cut rou...

Sam Stein

White House Looks Ready To Hit GOP Over Millionaire Tax | Sam Stein | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In certain corners of the progressive political universe, there has been ongoing frustration with the Obama White House for attacking th...

Obama To Roll Out Major Debt Reduction Plan

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Drawing a bright line with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama is proposing $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue as part ...