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Confused Thinking on Social Security

Jagadeesh Gokhale | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Jagadeesh Gokhale

Is Social Security a program that is independent of the federal budget ("off budget") or one that is intimately linked to the federal budget (the "unified budget" perspective)?

Republicans Have a Problem. So What?

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Most registered voters disagree with the core Republican principles. But, the most extreme wing of the GOP is driving the Party. That "Republican problem" is a problem for all Americans because it signifies disproportionate influence on our political process.


Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

If Kathy Hochul can win in a district that voted for John McCain in 2008, Democrats should look forward to retaining the coveted office of the Presidency in 2012 -- and maybe even taking back control of the House.

Medicare Fix Rose by any Other Name Still Has Thorns

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

A real solution to the Medicare math problem is going to involve dealing with a lot of thorny issues, whether you call it "Hillary Care," "wither on the vine," "Ryan Care," "ending Medicare as we know it", "Obama Care" or "Death Panels."

GOP Hone Medicare Message Post NY-26 Shocker: Wax Nostalgic About Subsidies to Big Insurance?

Tom McMahon | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Tom McMahon

Republicans are so desperate to distract Americans about their plan to end Medicare that they plan to pull the same trick play: purposely scare and mislead seniors into believing their Medicare benefits are getting cut under the new health care law.

Dick Cheney: 'I Worship The Ground He Walks On'

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney weighed in on the political stature of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) while speaking at an event in Texas on Wednesday, the...

Democrats Press Advantage On Controversial GOP Medicare Plan

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday defeated a Republican plan to scale back health benefits for future retirees and forced their...

The Republican Death Wish

Robert Reich | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Now it's official. The 2012 campaign will be about the future of Medicare. This spells trouble for the GOP. Polls show an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans want to preserve Medicare. They don't want to turn it over to private insurers.

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Democrats Press Republicans On Medicare Cuts In New Video | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cue the scary music. Democrats are set to press their case against the "Republican plan to kill Medicare," releasing a quickie Internet ...

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Discusses Budget Negotiations On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Alex Wagner appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to discuss ongoing budget negotiations as well as other topics. Addressing the issue of potential ...

Michael McAuliff

UPDATE: Senate Rejects Paul Ryan's Budget Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats wasted no time capitalizing on Tuesday's Medicare-fueled upset in a New York special election, holding a vote on the GO...

Jennifer Bendery

Ryan's Plan 'Turns Its Back On Vulnerable At Time Of Grave Economic Uncertainty' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An hour ahead of a Senate vote on a controversial GOP budget plan that would dramatically overhaul Medicare, more than two dozen bishops...

Emily Swanson

Medicaid Poll: Paul Ryan Block Grants Unpopular | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

The special election in New York's 26th district Tuesday made it clear that the unpopularity of the GOP's proposed changes to Medicare could be a majo...

Paul Ryan: 'This Is Not The Time To Go Wobbly'

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday that members of his party should not waver in their support for a controversia...

Paul Ryan Still Doesn't Get It

Robert Reich | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Paul Ryan still doesn't get it. He blames Tuesday's upset victory of Democrat Kathy Hochul over Republican Jane Corwin to represent NY-26 on Democratic scare tactics. Scare tactics? Seniors have every right to be scared of Ryan's plan.

Ryan Budget Odors

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Paul Ryan, GOP Defend Controversial Medicare Plan Amid Threat Of Backlash

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Wednesday rushed to defend their drive to cut government health spending amid signs it may spur a backlash f...

Amanda Terkel

Where Are Women In The Budget Negotiations? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Who's missing from the list of lawmakers and administration officials involved in budget negotiations? Women. Vice President Joe Bide...

Sam Stein

Steve Israel, DCCC Chair, Turns Sights To 97 Republicans And Unseating Paul Ryan | Sam Stein | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Tuesday night's upset victory in upstate New York's special election, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign C...

Controversial Medicare Proposal Causing GOP Stress

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Little more than a month after they backed sweeping changes to Medicare, Republicans are on the political defensive, losing a House...

Awesomeness Graph: Paul Ryan Edition

Ted McCagg | Posted 07.24.2011 | Comedy
Ted McCagg


Elise Foley

Jeff Sessions Threatens To Block Senate Vacation Over Budget | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said Monday he will attempt to block the Senate from going on its Memorial Day recess next week unless Democ...

Can The DNC and Our President Break Their Establishment Ties?

Pearl Korn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For the DNC to become relevant again, it needs to truly embrace that spirit of "change" from 2008 and support some real Progressives for Congress in 2012.

Just Because Paul Ryan Says Something Doesn't Mean It Isn't Egregiously Wrong

Jared Bernstein | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Suppose you send me to the grocery store to buy you a gallon of milk. Milk costs $3.50 a gallon but you give me $2. I spend the whole day "denying business to inefficient providers" and at the end of the day, bring you back a pint. That's the Ryan Plan.

The GOP Has Gone From the Party of No to the Party of F You

Mitchell Bard | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

The Republicans repeatedly say "F you" to everyone in this country except for the elite wealthy and big corporations. The party has moved so far to the right, its core policies are far out of the American mainstream.