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Obama Says 'Yes' to Negotiations on Short-Term Debt Deal
The president answers questions about the government shutdown, hints at potential negotiations.
The Passion Of The Cruz
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IT’S THE QUESTION ON EVERYONE’S MIND: Could the country be pushed to the brink of another shutdown when government funding runs out in January? Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who pushed the strategy to tie government funding to defunding...
Budget Gurus Begin Next Phase of Federal Spending Battle
With the ink barely dry from President Obama’s signature on legislation to end the shutdown, the top four congressional authorities on the budget kicked off the next phase of negotiations with a bipartisan breakfast at the Capitol this morning. Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of...
GOP Demands Talks With Democrats but Don't Call It a Supercommittee
House Republicans are expected to vote on a measure as soon as today to establish a new committee of lawmakers to begin immediately negotiating a deal to reduce the deficit, increase the debt limit and end the government shutdown that’s stretching into its eighth day....
Roundtable II: The Week in Politics
Rep. Joaquín Castro, Rep. Mike Kelly, Rebecca Jarvis, Steven Rattner, and Amity Shlaes.
Bring on the Cuts: Some Want the Sequester
Mark Lucas wouldn't mind seeing America's defense budget cut by billions. "There's quite a bit of waste within the military," Lucas, who serves as Iowa state director for the conservative group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), told ABC News. "Being in there for 10 years, I've seen quite a bit of
It Was The Best Of Fights, It Was The Worst Of Fights (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE SEQUESTER SHOWDOWN: The White House says that a short-term resolution may be the only workable option to avoid triggering the sweeping package of federal budget cuts known as “the sequester,” unless Congress can reach a broader deficit-reduction
Republicans Don't Budge After Obama Shames Congress on TV
The so-called sequester seems more unavoidable than ever as lawmakers enjoying a nine-day recess in the comfort of their districts watched President Obama shame them publicly on television, part of the president’s effort to pressure Congress to strike a deal to delay the first wave...
John Kerry's Opening Statement at Confirmation Hearing
Secretary of state nominee emphasizes importance of cleaning up America's fiscal problems to strengthen its position as global leader.