Defense Concerns Revive Obama’s Call To End Sequestration Budget Caps

Defense Concerns Revive Obama’s Call To End Sequestration Budget Caps

President Obama has some new weapons in his fight to increase the federal budget. ...

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Federal Deficit Lowest Since Great Recession Amid Solid Economic Growth

Federal Deficit Lowest Since Great Recession Amid Solid Economic Growth

The new CBO report is full of good economic news. ...

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5 Republican Campaign Promises (That President Obama Fulfilled)

5 Republican Campaign Promises (That President Obama Fulfilled)

By Republicans' own standards, Barack Obama has been a wildly successful president. ...

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Will The GOP Turn The CBO Into A Fantasy League?

Will The GOP Turn The CBO Into A Fantasy League?

Republican plans to cook the books bode poorly for future policy discussions. ...

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U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks To Lowest Level Since 2008

U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks To Lowest Level Since 2008

Is this good news budget hawks bad news for the economy? ...

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Deficit Dips, But Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook Remains Dim

Deficit Dips, But Long-Term Federal Budget Outlook Remains Dim

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit continues to decline thanks to budget cuts, slower growth in Medicare costs and increased tax revenue, ...

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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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