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Senate Sends Bill Back to House as Clock Ticks Toward Shutdown
Majority leader Harry Reid discusses Democrats' efforts to try to avoid a costly government shutdown
The Deficit Is Falling! What It Means for a Debt Fight in Washington
There's no denying it: things are looking a little better for the economy. More money is coming into the Treasury, the government is spending a little less, the unemployment rate is slowly moving down , and Wall Street is doing great . And the cherry on top: On Thursday, the once-embattled mortgage
A Tale Of Two Budgets (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A LITTLE HELP ON THE HILL: Another day, another set of meetings on Cpaitol Hill. ABC’s Mary Bruce notes that today President Obama makes his third and final trip to the Capitol this week. At 12:45 p.m. ET he meets...
Left, Right Unveil US Budget Utopias
Budgets are like dreams. When conservative House Republicans and liberal Democrats in the House Progressive Caucus each released their broad budget plans this week, what we really saw was a window into two drastically different visions of the future. Republicans, led by Budget Chairman Paul...
Freaky Friday - Sequester Edition
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES MEETING OF THE MINDS: This morning President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with House Speaker John Boehner, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the White House in a last...
8 State of the Union Promises Obama Has Made
Obama Has Said a Lot of Things in State of the Union Speeches. Some Have Come True
Roundtable I: State of the Union
Rep. Tom Cole, Rep. Keith Ellison, Stephanie Cutter, Nicolle Wallace, and Jonathan Karl.
'This Week' Transcript: Two Powerhouse Roundtables
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) STEPHANOPOULOS (voice-over): Good morning, and welcome to "This Week." (UNKNOWN): Mr. Speaker, the president of the United States. STEPHANOPOULOS: The state of our union. OBAMA: Bottom line is this, people: We got a lot of work to do. STEPHANOPOULOS: President Obama takes the
President Obama News: 'We Are Not a Deadbeat Nation'
The president addresses questions on the debt ceiling, spending cuts and gun control during news conference on his first term.
The 9 Most Contentious Fiscal Cliff Tax Issues
While Congress has yet to discuss spending cuts to defense and domestic programs, they have drawn the line on tax increases and tax break extensions. Some businesses are happy about certain temporary tax credits, like the R&D credit, which expired in 2011, that Congress retroactively extended