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Republican lawmakers said Sunday they welcome President Obama’s courtship and suggested the fresh engagement between the White House and Congress might help yield solutions to the stubborn budget battle that puts Americans’ jobs at risk....
Associated PressRetreating with a purpose, Republicans sped legislation through the House on Wednesday to avert the imminent threat of a government default but pointing the way to a springtime budget struggle with President Barack Obama over Medicare, farm subsidies...
Associated PressPresident Barack Obama faces a new urgent task now that he has a second term, working with a status-quo Congress to address an impending financial crisis that economists say could send the country back into recession. “You made your voice heard,&...
Associated PressDemocrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Paul Ryan as his running mate. It was a fight that didn’t go well for the GOP when President George W....
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Associated PressRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that he has never paid less than 13 percent of his income in taxes during the past decade. But he declined anew to release the records that would prove it. “I did go back and look at my...
AP Economics WriterPresident Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday for 2013 that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government’s huge health benefit programs, a major...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's budget would trim projected federal deficits by $1.1 trillion over the coming decade, using nearly $6 in higher revenues for every $1 in reduced spending to achieve it, Congress' nonpartisan budget...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Turns out that cutting was the easy part. Now Republicans who control a majority of the state capitols in the United States face a far greater philosophical dilemma — what to do with all the money when an improving...
WASHINGTON — The federal deficit is shrinking more quickly than expected, and the government's long-term debt has largely stabilized for the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday in a report that could strengthen the Obama...
WASHINGTON — When it comes to deficit reduction, President Barack Obama may have correctly taken the measure of Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles and U.S. corporate leaders; that's a reason why any deficit deal is more remote than ever. Two and a...
WASHINGTON -- The budget feud on Capitol Hill is looking like those Vietnam War peace talks when negotiators bickered over the shape of the table. House Republicans, after howling for years about Senate Democrats' failure to pass a budget, are...
VIRGINIA BEACH — U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, introduced legislation Wednesdas to repeal cuts to the amount of U.S. food aid required to be carried on U.S. flagged vessels. Along with U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., Rigell is...
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