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Bursting Leon Panetta's Spending Spin Bubble (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald and Max Stanley | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Max Stanley

Americans hit hardest by the jobs crisis are fighting their own battles here at home, and we're standing with them. It's time Washington D.C. get on the right side of the line in the sand.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Krugman Argues For Spending Similar To World War II

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning Princeton economist and New York Times columnist, said Tuesday that the United States needs to spend on a scale ...

The H.Y.P.O.C.R.I.S.Y. Act: Making Politicians Mean What They Say, or Else...

Scott Baker | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics
Scott Baker

Recently, the Huffington Post reported that: "A Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Huffington Post with three separate federal agencies ...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Softens Social Security Rhetoric Before Florida Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) -- who is hard to outflank from the right and is a favorite with Tea Party Republicans -- is getting r...

Jennifer Bendery

Lawmakers Form Bipartisan Coalition To Speed Up Disaster Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – More than 30 House lawmakers banded together Thursday to form a new bipartisan coalition aimed at expediting disaster aid to areas hit ...

The Debit Is in the Details

Len Hollie | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

In August, the Federal Reserve imposed a cap on the fees banks can charge retailers every time customers swipe their debit cards. Why is that important? In addition to banks, consumers may be the biggest losers.

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Hits Back At Bachmann Super PAC

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry this week came under fire from both of the other two top candidates in the Republican presidential primary, and on Thursday a...

Jennifer Bendery

Spending Fight Could Slow Emergency Aid For Hurricane Irene Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As East Coasters brace for what some say will be a historic pummel by Hurricane Irene, at least one lawmaker is fuming over a requiremen...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Unlikely To Sink Money Into Rebuilding Libya, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a time when the country couldn't be more fixated on cutting spending, a revolution taking place thousands of miles away is presenting...

Jennifer Bendery

Paul Ryan Tries To Create Tax Loopholes For Biggest Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has for months argued for closing tax loopholes as a way to pay for his proposed tax ...

Rod Kurtz

What Are You Spending Money On Right Now?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Small Business

Even companies that continued to grow during the recession found themselves confronted with fewer customers, less access to credit, and skittish inves...

5 Ways to Spend Less

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Everyone knows that if you want to get your finances in order and start being smart about your financial future, you need to make a financial plan.

Investors Prefer Fact-Based to Faith-Based Economics

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.04.2011 | Business
Robert S. McElvaine

It appears that investors know that the endlessly repeated catechism of the faith-based Marketists -- "When the American people have to tighten their belts, the government should do the same" -- is the opposite of the truth.

4 Dumbest Things To Do If You're Deep In Debt

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Many people who would like to eliminate their debt shoot themselves in the foot by making bone-headed mistakes that actually make their debt problems ...

Dan Froomkin

Progressive Despair: Austerity Top Priority As Economy Sputters, Americans Suffer

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This week's big debt deal has left progressives despairing over a disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country that they sa...

Sam Stein

Reid Vote Delayed To Sunday As Hints Of Deal Emerge

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A final Senate vote on raising the nation's debt ceiling was put off 12 more hours as the two sides inched toward a long-sought agreemen...

Jon Ward

Bachmann Says Washington Is 'Deceiving' American People In Debt Ceiling Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 09.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Thursday said the debt ceiling debate is just the latest chapter in a long history...

The Federal Budget Cannot Be Balanced on the Back of America's Lands and Waters

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.23.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Conservation did not cause the budget deficit and cutting conservation cannot fix the deficit.

Boehner's Market Signals? Did August 2 Just Become Tomorrow?

Steve Clemons | Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Unbelievable. The scripting of this high stakes drama between House Speaker John Boehner balancing the White House on one side and the never compromise, never surrender Tea Party on the other keeps getting better and better.

Unmasked: Now We See the Real Obama

The Relentless Conservative | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
The Relentless Conservative

Recently, like a petulant child told no repeatedly by his parents, Obama has allowed Americans a rare glimpse behind his mask. The facade of Hope & Change has quickly turned into one of Demands & Threats.

Cutting Conservation Cannot Fix the Deficit

Mark Tercek | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Conservation spending did not cause the budget deficit and cutting conservation cannot fix the deficit. The Interior and Environment bill cuts too deeply into conservation programs.

Tyler Kingkade

DOMA Defense: Boehner Complaint Dropped By Watchdog Group CREW

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced he would spend $500,000 to hire an outside law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage...

Obama's Ultimatum: What the President Should Say to America, and Republicans

Sally Kohn | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

As President of the United States of America, I have put the economic needs of our entire nation ahead of the political agenda of my party.  At times of great urgency, that is what great leaders do.

A Debt Ceiling Deal Is Only The Beginning

National Journal | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

A debt-ceiling deal would be the start, not the end, of an uphill climb to control federal entitlement spending....

Look to '94 Crime Bill to Solve Budget Crisis

Jim Kessler | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Jim Kessler

Just as a major deal on an anti-crime package seemed improbable then, a major deal on the budget seems a pipe dream today.