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Obama Budget Proposal

Obama Proposal Sets Up Battle With GOP Rivals

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama proposed tax increases on wealthy individuals and some corporations Monday, setting the stage for an ideolog...

Obama Isn't Trying to Start 'Class Warfare' -- He Wants to End the Republican War on the Middle Class

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If I were a Republican, the last thing I'd want to talk about is "class warfare." For 30 years Republicans and their Wall Street allies have conducted a sustained, effective war on the American middle class.

Comparing Ryan and Obama Long-Term Budget Plans: Two Starkly Different Visions

Dan Lesser | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Dan Lesser

Reducing the country's $14 trillion debt is a critical national priority. While the president's plan would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, Rep. Ryan's plan would have no perceptible impact on the federal deficit.

Budget Deals, Service Cuts, Tax Returns, and Pure Frustration

Bradley T. Borden | Posted 06.18.2011 | Business
Bradley T. Borden

The middle class must pay more taxes or the country must forfeit services because the wealthy pay lower taxes. We learn about cuts to public services as we write checks to pay for them.

The Budget Skirmish & How Obama Handles His Role In Shaping Domestic Policy

The New York Review Of Books | Elizabeth Drew | Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

As is his custom, President Obama erred on the side of caution in confronting this country's grave fiscal crisis. On Wednesday he gave a good speech f...

The Separation Of Art And State: Why Obama's National Endowment Cuts Are Healthy

Travis Korte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Travis Korte

"The ants on the crucifix" should be a synonym for "the writing on the wall". This winter, the Smithsonian Institute removed an artwork that had anger...

Budget Debate Proving To Be Kabuki Dance With Competing, Misleading Claims

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It sounds like a pretty good starting point for negotiations: The White House and Capitol Hill Democrats say they're ready to meet ...

Joe Biden, Lawmakers Set To Begin Spending Talks

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House called for $6.5 billion in immediate spending cuts Thursday as negotiations opened with tea party-backed Republican...

Government Shutdown Averted (For Now)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A stopgap budget measure was approved by the Senate on Wednesday and sent to President Barack Obama for final approval. The temporary fix will fund th...

Stopgap Budget Proposal To Be Sent To Obama

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans won an early round Wednesday in their fight to shrink the government, pushing $4 billion in spending cuts through Congr...

'Almost No Chance' Of Obama Budget Passing, Moody's Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Walter Brandimarte) - President Barack Obama's budget proposal would be "marginally positive" for U.S. credit ratings in the short term,...

Why Obama's Walking Fine Line On GOP Slash-And-Burn Budget Proposals

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clearly, the president -- as would be expected -- opposes the GOP cuts. But the White House is not at this point picking a fight over the House Republ...

Obama Budget Proposal Assailed By Strong Democratic Allies

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's proposal to cut nearly in half a $5.1 billion home heating aid program for the poor has drawn howls from s...

Amanda Terkel

House Proposes More Than 400 Budget Amendments | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the House Appropriations Committee introduced its stopgap budget proposal late last week, lawmakers have introduced more than 400 ...

Obama Holds White House Press Conference

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defending his new budget as one of "tough choices," President Barack Obama said Tuesday that more difficult decisions about the nat...

No Mr. Boehner, America is Not "Broke"

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

All of the "America is broke", "just stop the spending" rhetoric sounds very appealing until you start looking at who is hurt by the cuts, and who benefits by not paying their fair share to finance government.

Robert Gates: Pentagon Willing To Settle For Smaller Budget

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon can live with a smaller budget this year than the Obama administration originally requested, but the total – not...

Obama Budget Proposal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two months after signing tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans into law, President Barack Obama proposed a spending plan to Co...

Amanda Terkel

Graduate Students May Face Higher Debt Under Obama's Budget Plan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama promised that investment in education and getting the next generation of America...

White House To Cut Energy Assistance For The Poor

The National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's proposed 2012 budget will cut several billion dollars from the government's energy assistance fund for poor people, officials briefe...

Seeking Treatment for a Very Unbalanced Budget

Robin Aura Kanegis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Aura Kanegis

With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States is responsible for nearly half of the military spending on the planet. This backward calculation defies all logic.

Obama's Budget Proposal: Some Benefits For HBCU's and Haiti

April D. Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
April D. Ryan

President Obama's 2011 budget proposal includes 1.2 trillion dollars in budget cuts over 10 years. The White House contends the plan does not make acr...

Sen. McConnell, if We're Really Spending too Much, Why Can't You Say What You'd Cut?

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Scher

McConnell voted to raise spending during the Bush Administration. Since he now wants to cut government spending while opposing any tax increase, he must tell Americans which programs will go.

Obama Tax Raise: Looks To Raise Taxes On The Affluent To Pay For Health Care

NY Times | JACKIE CALMES and ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will propose further tax increases on the affluent to help pay for his promise to make health care more accessible and affordable, cal...