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Ryan Grim On The RNC Strip Club Spending Spree (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Huffington Post congressional correspondent Ryan Grim appeared on MSNBC today to discuss the RNC's recent spending spree that included $9,000 of RNC c...

A Tale of Two Gushers: Oil and Spending

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Failure to plan is a big part of the BP disaster, and a big part of DC's as well. The culpability of BP's management is minor compared to elected officials who won't control spending, but instead push the debt onto Generation X.

Tea Party Demographics: Poll Shows Those Who Scorn Socialism Want Government Jobs Push

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party activists, who are becoming a force in U.S. politics, want the federal government out of their lives except when it comes to creating jobs. ...

When a friend's gifts are over-the-top

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, A friend of mine spends a lot of money on gifts even when it's not a special occasion. She is not wealthy and her husband recen...

We the People

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

The American paradox is that everyone wants small government and high services, low taxes, and a balanced budget. The genius of the Republicans is that they've convinced a huge swath of America that all of this is actually possible.

What You Can Do Right Now About The Debt

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David D. Burstein

Here's a little known fact, there is something you can do right now to decrease the national debt: you can make a tax deductible donation that goes directly to pay down the debt.

Conservatives Caused Huge Deficits, Blame Obama

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Obama took office as president of a country with a $1.4 trillion deficit -- thanks to the failure of conservative policies. Their tax cuts, wars, military buildups, corruption and incompetence drove the borrowing way up.

Is An Inflated Defense Budget the Cause of Our Debt Problem?

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

As the infrastructure of the country decays, the military budget grows. From what is the American public being protected that we have to spend that much money on defense?

Top Deficit Hawk David Walker Says Job Creation Is Top Priority

Politico | LAWRENCE MISHEL & DAVID M. WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

resident Barack Obama is in a difficult position when it comes to deficits. Today's high deficits will have to go even higher to help address unemploy...

Poll: Liberals and Conservatives Strongly Disagree with "Citizens United" - Americans Want Limits on Corporate Cash in Elections

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The Supreme Court decided in late January that giant corporations should be treated just like individual Americans when it comes to spending money in ...

Band-Aids, Bipartisanship and Baby-Steps: How Not to Deal With a Jobs Crisis

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Does anyone believe that we would be facing the same lack of urgency about the jobs crisis in Washington if it were the unemployment rate among the top 10 percent that was 31 percent?

Obama Weekly Address: Now Congress '

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Saturday new budget rules that say spending cuts must accompany spending increases will force Congress ...

Debt Limit Increased: Senate Allows For Additional $1.9 Trillion In Borrowing

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to allow the government to go a whopping $1.9 trillion deeper in debt, offering a vivid election-year rem...

Senate Expected To Defeat Fiscal Commission Measure

thehill.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate is expected on Tuesday to reject an amendment creating a fiscal commission that would recommend deficit-cutting measures Congress would hav...

Campaign Finance Outrage: Democracy for the Highest Bidder

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Corporations can now directly intervene in campaigns with candidate-specific ads. The only requirement remaining is that they not be coordinated with a campaign. But that's a requirement more of form than substance.

White House Looking To Cut Deficit With Extra TARP Cash

wsj.com | By DEBORAH SOLOMON and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration, under pressure to show it is serious about tackling the budget deficit, is seizing on an unusual target to showcase fiscal r...

America Without a Middle Class

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Can you imagine an America without a strong middle class? If you can, would it still be America as we know it?

Spending Up, Jobless Claims Down, But Still No Economic Recovery Yet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's good news and bad news today for the US economy. The good news is that consumer spending rose 0.7% last month, according to the Commerce Depar...

48 Year-Old Blogger Has Gone 9 Years Without Spending Money

treehugger.com | Brian Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Daniel Suelo wasn't poor, a victim of bad luck, mentally ill, or even uneducated. He just decided that he wanted to have nothing to do with money. So ...

Democratic, Republican Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Afghan War Escalation

LA Times | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The persistent skepticism from the president's own party, along with new doubts raised by Republicans who have generally supported broadening the conf...

Is Obama Keeping His Promises?

Newsweek | Anna Quindlen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

History will judge Barack Obama over the long haul. But we've learned something in the short term that is simple, obvious, and has less to do with him...

Obama Met With Journalists Before West Point Speech: 'Americans Are Right To Be Concerned'

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama, speaking with a group of columnists and reporters at a White House lunch today, conceded that Americans "are right to be concerned" about the a...

Deficit Commission Gains Traction In White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bi-partisan commission that would tame the federal deficit by limiting cost-cutting decisions to a select number of lawmakers is gaining traction in...

Spending Bill Has $4 Billion In Pork

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just weeks before returning to their districts for Christmas, Congress is poised to give the gift of pork - roughly $4 billion of it. More than 5,000...

MIT Analysis: Americans Would Pay LESS Under Senate Health Care Plan

Politico | MIKE ALLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new analysis by a leading MIT economist provides new ammunition for Democrats as the Senate begins formally debating the historic health-reform bill...