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Deficit May Be Shrinking But Hard Work RemainsJune 9, 2013
After two years of harrowing confrontations in Washington, the national debt is no longer growing out of control and policymakers from President Obama to House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) have...
President Obama’s budget request would raise taxes by nearly $1 trillion compared with current law and cut spending by nearly $200 billion, congressional budget analysts said Friday. All told, the...
Senate Democrats Pass $3.6 Trillion BudgetMarch 23, 2013
The Democrat-controlled Senate approved its first budget blueprint in four years early Saturday, a political milestone that capped months of GOP criticism and set the stage for direct negotiations...
Obama Golfs, Congress Leave Town as Budget Cuts LoomFebruary 17, 2013
As deadlines go, the March 1 sequester lacks punch. Nobody’s taxes will go up; the U.S. Treasury won’t run out of cash. Government offices won’t immediately turn out the lights and lock the doors....
Obama Alarms Deficit Hawks on 'Debt Stabilization'February 12, 2013
When President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday evening, here’s one thing you won’t hear: an ambitious new plan to rein in the national debt. In recent weeks, the...
Rates, Estate Tax Are Sticking Points in Possible DealDecember 30, 2012
Senate negotiators labored late into Saturday over a last-ditch plan to avert the “fiscal cliff,” struggling to resolve key differences over how many wealthy households should face higher income...
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