Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

Social Security’s No-Bad-News Day

By Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times The annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of socia ...

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House Republicans Vote To Reverse Billions In Deficit Savings

House Republicans Vote To Reverse Billions In Deficit Savings

On Wednesday, the House -- by a vote of 230-188 -- passed one of the six “tax extenders” bills recently approved by the Ways and Means Committee. The measure, which accounts speci ...

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Democrats Cry Foul Over Tax Break That Would Raise Deficit

Democrats Cry Foul Over Tax Break That Would Raise Deficit

BY DAVID LIGHTMAN AND KEVIN G. HALL, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Republicans in the House of Representatives are expected to rally Wednesday around a business tax bre ...

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WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better For Economy Than Ronald Reagan

WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better For Economy Than Ronald Reagan

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a likely 2016 presidential candidate, has some explaining -- and penance -- to do. On Wednesday, Mother Jones dug up some old videos of the self-proclaim ...

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Meet The New Paul Ryan, Same As The Old Paul Ryan

Meet The New Paul Ryan, Same As The Old Paul Ryan

Over the past several months, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has attempted to rebrand himself from an austerity-obsessed weak link in Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign to the Republ ...

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5 Reasons The Deficit Has Fallen By Nearly $5 Trillion (And Why That’s A Bad Thing)

5 Reasons The Deficit Has Fallen By Nearly $5 Trillion (And Why That’s A Bad Thing)

This year's deficit will likely be $514 billion, down about a quarter from last year's deficit of $680 billion, which was down by more than a third from the year before. "Since 20 ...

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Obama Unveils Election Year ‘Growth And Jobs’ Budget

Obama Unveils Election Year ‘Growth And Jobs’ Budget

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed a budget for the coming fiscal year that had less to do with managing U.S. finances than with stemming Democratic los ...

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5 Examples Of How The GOP’s Deficit Obsession Is Complete B.S.

5 Examples Of How The GOP’s Deficit Obsession Is Complete B.S.

After years of ranting about the deficit, Republicans celebrated the news that it had been cut by almost two-thirds by completely ignoring it and finding some other disingenuous t ...

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Federal Deficit Dips Again, But Long-Term Outlook Remains Tough

Federal Deficit Dips Again, But Long-Term Outlook Remains Tough

WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit is likely to continue its slide -- to a lower-than-expected $514 billion for 2014, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. ...

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Republicans Finalize Hostage Demand, Public Prepares To Blame Them For Default

Republicans Finalize Hostage Demand, Public Prepares To Blame Them For Default

House Republicans have narrowed their debt ceiling strategies to two demands, neither of which have anything to do with actually reducing America's debt. In exchange for a one-yea ...

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