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Elise Foley

Boehner To Obama: Let's Make A Deal On Debt Limit | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One day before the federal government is scheduled to reach its debt limit, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he is ready to make...

Elise Foley

Mitch McConnell: No Deal On Debt Limit With Tax Revenue Increases | Elise Foley | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans laid out a series of demands on a debt ceiling deal during a Thursday meeting with the president, asking for entitlem...

Zach Carter

Austan Goolsbee Applauds Job Growth, Says 'We've Got A Long Way To Go' | Zach Carter | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an interview with The Huffington Post, White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee cheered a new, stronger-than-expected jobs report...

Mark Blumenthal

Americans Are Unsure Of The GOP Medicare Plan | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

The latest tracking poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds strong opposition to the notion of Medicare cuts or premium increases. But the survey r...

Parties Spoil For 2012 Fight Over Size Of Government

National Journal | RONALD BROWNSTEIN | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

It's always hazardous to predict the issues that will define the next presidential selection. But leading thinkers in both parties say that events of ...

Yes, Virginia, There Is No Free Lunch

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The call went out from sea to shining sea: Volunteers were needed. Parent volunteers. Who else, after all, had the skills and the courage to take on a mission so difficult, yet so vital?

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Shows Opposition To Medicare Cuts | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representative will vote on the Republican budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that would ...

House Prepares To vote On $6 Billion GOP Spending Cut Plan

Andrew Taylor | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- A bold but politically risky plan to cut trillions of dollars from the federal budget steamed toward a party-line Hou...

Don't Do It, Mr. President. Don't Cut Social Security or Medicare.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Social Security doesn't add to the deficit, and the only way to fix Medicare is by reducing the profit motive's influence on health care costs. Could the president really be planning to cut these programs anyway?

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses The Budget Deal On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared on MSNBC's 'Hardball' on Monday night alongside MSNBC Political Analyst Richard Wolffe to discuss the recent budget...

Add Up the Numbers Again Before You Cut Spending

Francine Hardaway | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Before we start taking proposals like Paul Ryan's radical plan to cut the deficit by cutting spending seriously, shouldn't we start with considering h...

Too Bad Kids Can't Vote

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

If children could vote, then I'm sure politicians in both our federal and state governments would demonstrate some actual concern for them rather than...

Why Progressives Keep On Losing and the Right Keeps On Winning

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Once again the unpopular views of a minority have been imposed on the majority. Why does the Tea Party seem to be so much more effective than the left as a movement?

Elise Foley

Senate Dem Aide: Deal To Avert Shutdown Reached 1.5 Hours Before Deadline | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) briefed his conference on the broad strokes of a government funding bill, aides behind the scenes...

Elise Foley

House Will Move Forward With Doomed Short-Term Funding Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With government funding set to expire in just two days, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that Republicans plan to move...

Zach Carter

Obama Rejects Tax Increase On Big Business | Zach Carter | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress grinds closer to shutting down the federal government and the White House floats proposals to cut social services for workin...

Governor: Don't Turn Your Back on Homeless Gay Youth

Carl Siciliano | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
Carl Siciliano

I am terrified for the people of New York. What does it say about us if the Governor believes it is politically acceptable to throw helpless children to the streets and force them to fend for themselves?

Elise Foley

Obama To Meet With Boehner, Reid On Budget | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to discuss funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, with onl...

Deal Needed To Avoid Spending Train Wreck, Government Shutdown

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Political ideologies and government spending realities are speeding trains headed toward a nasty crash in Washington this week barr...

Adding It All Up

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

Anyone who believes the actions we take in Libya are unrelated to the budget battle would probably believe that federal funding of National Public Radio caused our $1.3 trillion deficit. The facts just don't add up.

Elise Foley

Freshman Republicans To Protest At Senate Over Shutdown | Elise Foley | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With nine days remaining until government funding expires, House Republican freshmen announced today they plan to rally on the steps of ...

Budget Impasse Increasing Risk Of Government Shutdown

The New York Times | CARL HULSE | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics

With time running short and budget negotiations this week having reached an angry impasse, Congressional leaders are growing increasingly pessimistic ...

Elise Foley

Senate Dems: GOP Cuts Would Cause Surge In Gas Prices | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With gas prices soaring, 45 Senate Democrats signed a letter on Tuesday urging GOP leaders to abandon their proposed cuts to the budget ...

Conservatives Balk At Stopgap Spending Bill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans on Capitol Hill began Monday to come out against a measure to keep the government running for three more w...

GOP Gov's Proposed Higher-Education Cuts Draw Protests

AP | PETER JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's new Republican governor is under fire for proposing the nation's biggest cuts in higher education – more ...