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Deficit Super Committee

Generation Sequestration: A Call to Action

Kathryn Salucka | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Kathryn Salucka

As the Chicago Teacher's strike appeared over and over on the news, I began to think about what an evaluation of another group of public employees may unearth -- the performance and efficacy of our Congressmen and women.

The 1 Percent Indifferent to Their Indebtedness

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Americans don't like debt, including bills owed by their government. It weighs on them, even when it's to create jobs and speed recovery. That's why there was a deficit Super Committee. But for the majority of millionaires, incurring debt does not evoke anxiety.

Fukuyama's Plan to Fix Congress

Robert Teitelman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Teitelman

Fukuyama is devoted to the Westminister model, which theoretically can produce a coherent plan but which, in the real world, seems to suffer, like any political mechanism, some stubborn problems.

What the Supercommittee Really Said

Surya Yalamanchili | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Surya Yalamanchili

See -- we're not that stupid. Wait. Maybe that should be the new slogan: "Congress -- we're not that stupid."

LIVE VIDEO: Obama Addresses Super Committee Failure

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

President Obama is set to make a statement from the White House briefing room at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, following news that the congressional super comm...

Super Committee Democrats Reject Last-Ditch Republican Offer

AP | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Deadline nearing, the deficit-reduction talks in Congress sank toward gridlock Friday after supercommittee Democrats rejected a lat...

Some Republican Lawmakers Are Turning Their Backs on Grover Norquist

Joe Lapointe | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Joe Lapointe

For a quarter-century, Grover Norquist has bullied politicians into signing a no-tax pledge. But some good news came when 40 House Republicans signed a letter urging the congressional "super committee" to consider revenue increases as part of the solution to the debt problem.

Super Collusion: Will Obama and Capitol Dems Betray the Middle Class, Seniors and the Poor?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a terrible mistake to ask the Americans who were wounded most by deficit-causing behavior to carry so much of the cost of fixing it. And to propose cuts to Medicare and Medicaid simply to preserve low tax rates for the wealthy is nothing less than a moral obscenity.

Pentagon Sounds Dire Warning On Cuts

AOL Defense | Carlo Munoz | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Pentagon: It's official: the Pentagon will get roughly halfway to the Obama administration's goal of cutting up to $500 billion in defense spending ov...

Deficit-Cutting Committee Deadlocked As Clock Ticks

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With Congress' supercommittee stymied, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Thursday of a "paper tiger" Pentagon if the panel fail...

Congress, Super Committee Running Out Of Time

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A sputtering Congress enveloped in an atmosphere poisoned with politics and distrust enters its final weeks of the year struggling ...

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...

House Dems Push Supercommittee To Seek New Revenues

AP | By ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress flooded its supercommittee with a jumble of advice Thursday about taming the government's out-of-control debt, with top agricul...

Deficit Super Committee Continues Deadlock

Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) -- The super committee is struggling. After weeks of secret meetings, the 12-member defic...

Questions About the Deficit Super Committee

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

2011-08-29-Tavis.pngEarlier today, I sat down with California Congressman Xavier Becerra for his first national television appearance since being named a member of the bi-partisan deficit super committee.

Super Committee Offers A Glimmer Of Debt Deal Hope

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

Already, the smart money in Washington is betting that the congressional super committee created by this week’s debt-ceiling deal to develop a plan ...