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Deficit Negotiations

Jason Linkins

So How's That Grand Bargain Working Out?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Well, another day, another dollar of revenue that's not being exchanged for a dollar of entitlement cuts. As sequestration remains in effect, and peop...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Won't Say If He's Willing To Shut Down The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who spent the past Sunday morning doing the "modified limited Ginsburg" -- appearing on multiple Sunda...

Obama's Ultimatum: What the President Should Say to America, and Republicans

Sally Kohn | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

As President of the United States of America, I have put the economic needs of our entire nation ahead of the political agenda of my party.  At times of great urgency, that is what great leaders do.

The "Social Security Chain-CPI Massacre": Underhanded, Unnecessary, Unfair, Un-American

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.30.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Do you hear a noise like power saws cutting away at your Social Security benefits? That's the sound of the politicians promoting the "chained CPI," Washington's latest gimmick for tricking voters and cutting their hard-earned benefits.

Budget Talks Put Dems Over a Barrel (Again)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

[After hours, just a short walk from the Capitol...] "We're gonna do it again -- I can feel it." "Do what again?" "What we always do -- we're g...

Biden Speaks After Deficit Talks Break Down

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden says bipartisan budget talks have made headway but that the next step is up to President Barack Obama and ...

Do Or Die Time On Debt Ceiling Talks

Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan and Alister Bull WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers working to rein in the country's rising debt said on Monday they will have to ma...