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Gop Budget Cuts

Dems Reject Major GOP-Backed IRS Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Thursday rejected a bid by Republicans to cut back spending on transportation and housing programs to keep them...

House Republicans Press On With Slashing Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans controlling the House pressed ahead Tuesday with slashing cuts to domestic programs far deeper than the cuts departments lik...

GOP-Controlled House Passes Social Service Cuts To Fund Military

Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The GOP-controlled House Thursday passed legislation to replace a looming 10 percent cut to th...

White House Makes Big Threat Against GOP Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday vowed to veto a House spending bill for the Justice Department, NASA and several other agencies, charging its ...

GOP Plan Cuts Social Services To Protect The Pentagon

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social servi...

Proposed GOP Bill Would Make Deep Cuts To Social Safety Net

Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Highlights of House GOP legislation cutting spending by more than $300 billion over the coming decade. Food Stamps – C...

Priestly Constituent Blasts GOP Budget Proposal

Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion

By Annalisa Musarra Religion News Service (RNS) Faith leaders and poverty experts Wednesday (March 21) called the new House GOP budget proposal "i...

My Small Government Versus Your Sick Kids

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.28.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On Feb. 17, the hosts of KLZ's Grassroots Radio Colorado and Colorado Rep. Robert Ramirez got into an honest discussion about how the GOP should talk about poor people and budget cuts.

God Is Watching

Jim Wallis | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

When it comes to the bitter and ultra-partisan battles over the budget, the deficit, and the fast-approaching deadline for America to avoid defaulting on its financial commitments, the whole nation and even the world is watching. But God is watching too.

Catholic Bishops Urge House Against Steep Budget Cuts

Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The nation's Roman Catholic bishops are urging the GOP-led House to reject a cuts-only approach to the...

Amanda Terkel

Debt Hawk GOP Wants Big Boost For Pentagon Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As it considers steep cuts to domestic programs in an effort to slash the deficit, the House is set to consider a defense spending bill ...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Cancels Consideration Of Libya Resolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans, led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), successfully forced the Senate to drop consideration of a resolution on Libya Tuesday in ord...

GOP Congressman's Budget By 1,000 Cuts

Roll Call | Janie Lorber and Annie Shuppy | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

When it comes to cost-saving amendments, Rep. Paul Broun can't be beat, even if he rarely wins....

GOP Poised To Cut Food Aid For Pregnant Women, Children

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an otherwise lean budget year, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to boost funding to take care of the medical needs of t...

House Republicans Meet With Obama About Debt Ceiling, Budget Cuts

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Face to face at the White House, GOP leaders complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he had not produced a detailed ...

House Vote On Debt Limit Sets Stage For Fight Over Budget Cuts

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans dealt defeat to their own proposal for a $2.4 trillion increase in the nation's debt limit Tuesday, a political g...

House GOP Prepares $1 Billion Aid Package For Tornado Victims

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- In the aftermath of Sunday's devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., a key House panel has approved a $1 billion ai...

House GOP Proposes Budget Cuts To Domestic, Foreign Food Aid

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are targeting domestic nutrition programs and international food assistance as they try to control spending in next ye...

Paul Ryan And Ayn Rand: An Unholy Alliance

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 07.20.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

Rep. Ryan said that the Republican budget is consistent with Catholic social teaching, but his plan reflects the philosophy of Ayn Rand more.

Simon McCormack

Policing Tax Evasion Could Save Billions, But Republicans Won't Fund Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Simon McCormack | Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) admitted on Monday that the federal government is in serious need of extra revenue. But since taking control of th...

Congressional Republicans Face Backlash Back Home

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER and DINESH RAMDE | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Freshman Rep. Daniel Webster was armed with a rainbow of graphs and pie charts, ready to make the GOP's case for budget cuts bef...

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Talks Donald Trump On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Alex Wagner spoke to MSNBC's Cenk Uygur Friday night about Donald Trump. Wagner, discussing controversial comments made by Trump and Rush ...

Obama Signs Budget Bill Into Law

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed a six-month spending bill Friday that cuts more than $38 billion from the current budget. The legislation ...

Pulling the Plug on Medicare

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

After their fear mongering that Washington was going to "pull the plug on grandma", Republicans have now released a budget that seeks to dismantle Medicare and end the guaranteed health care that so many seniors' depend on.

Those Who Benefit Must Give Back

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

By enacting a debt fail-safe trigger, and a balance between spending cuts and tax reform, Obama is providing actual solutions as opposed to partisan rhetoric.