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Obama 2013 Budget

Entitlements Hysteria

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

One of the unshakable myths of the punditariat is that the federal government is going bankrupt because of entitlements spending, especially spending on Medicare and Medicaid. This is a stampede of unreason, contradicted by the facts.

Populism and Pain in Obama's Budget

Karen Dolan | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Both want to appeal to a hurting middle-class electorate. Only one has a populist message with appeal and effect. He most likely will win re-election in 2012.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Budget Nixes New Money For Program That Funded Solyndra

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a quiet shift from the past two years, President Barack Obama's 2013 budget includes no new money for the Department of Energy loan g...

Marcus Baram

Volcker Rule Needs To Be Tougher, Former Citi Chair John Reed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

Amid the hue and cry on Wall Street that the Volcker rule goes too far to restrict banking activities, the former CEO of one giant bank thinks that th...

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Signals Shift From Austerity Measures To Campaign Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 budget isn't inherently unique or surprising. It sticks to the same objectives that the White ...

FULL TEXT: Obama's New Budget Proposal

Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday for 2013 that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction ...

Obama Sending Ambitious Plan To Congress

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Taking a pass on reining in government growth, President Barack Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan Mon...

Obama Document Likely To Reveal Insights Into Re-election Strategy

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

By Alister Bull WASHINGTON--When President Barack Obama unveils his annual budget next month, the blueprint will reveal a lot about his re-elec...