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Super Congress Cuts

A New Deal for Christmas

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As the GOP abruptly ends unemployment benefits, Republicans intend to slash food aid as well. They want to cut $4 billion a year from the food stamp program that many jobless families depend on for meals. This will occur as struggling food pantries report bare shelves.

It's a Great Day to Act to Cut the Pentagon Budget

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Until now, the Democratic leadership has been mostly quiet about the need for military cuts. What they're afraid of is all the money the military contractors have to throw around on lobbying and political ads.

Americans Express Doubt, Disinterest Toward Supercommittee

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Seven days separate the supercommittee from its fate. By Nov. 23, the 12-member panel is tasked with the difficult chore of finding $1.2 trillion to s...

Super Congress Dems Unveil Massive Plan

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - U.S. Democrats are proposing $2.5 trillion to $3 trillion in measures to reduce the budget deficit, including revenue increases and signi...

Budget-Slashing Super Committee Holding Meetings In Secret

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Throughout the day on Tuesday, a smattering of political reporters leaned up against walls in the basement of the Capitol Visitors Center. Inside room...