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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014

The Insiders: Paul Ryan’s generous budget

We can survive if we spend 1.7 percent less than what the spendthrift Democrats’ dream budget calls for.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget 2015, Democrats, economy, house, Paul Ryan, Republicans, spending, The Insiders

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Paul Ryan’s poor ‘savings’ plan

The Ryan budgets takes a meat ax to programs for the poor and the working poor.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Paul Ryan’s plan could irk Democrats into action

With its 98 pages of political affronts, the House Republican’s budget proposal could prove to be a turnout tool for Democrats

By Carter Eskew  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Democrats, Paul Ryan, Republicans

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Paul Ryan’s unrealistic path to prosperity

A budget plan than once again relies on President Obama to sign a bill decimating his major legislative achievement.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Obamacare, Paul Ryan

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Hagel’s budget priority: ‘Defend the country’

The defense secretary says he’ll leave the ‘grand strategy’ to others.

By David Ignatius  |  04:01 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense budget

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 12/13/2013

The Insiders: A Christmas gift to all Republicans from Ryan and Boehner

There is nothing wrong with advocating for the ideal, but when it comes time to vote, the GOP has to deal with reality.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:46 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget. congress, John Boehner, patty murray, Paul Ryan, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 12/12/2013

House passes budget: ‘Are you kidding me?!’

This should be the slogan for John Boehner’s speakership.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:28 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, fiscal cliff, John Boehner, Obamacare, Republicans

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/05/2013

One more time: The bottom line on government-funding deadlines

The choice isn’t deal or shutdown; it’s deal or shutdown followed by a deal.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, house gop

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 11/18/2013

The obvious budget solution is still phony spending cuts

If both sides got what they wanted, we would have higher short-term deficits. So get to it!

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:18 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013

The party of spoiled brats

Republicans are acting like the little kid in a toy store who won’t take “no” for an answer.

By James Downie  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, government shutdown

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Dear Republicans: Happy Obamacare Day!

To reach this point, the House majority made a travesty of the legislative process.

By Eugene Robinson  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, government shutdown, obamacare

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 10/01/2013

The Insiders: The government shutdown isn’t the end of the world for the GOP

Republicans shouldn’t blink: They are ready to fund more than 99 percent of the government and have offered to negotiate on Obamacare.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:21 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, government shutdown, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Putting country over politics

Japan’s former Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda should be an example for President Obama and his Republican opponents.

By Fred Hiatt  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, Japan

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013

House Republicans turn on Senate Republicans in Obamacare fight

Further proof of a party in disarray.

By James Downie  |  01:05 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Govenrment shutdown, Hal Rogers, House Republicans, obamacare, Senate Republicans, Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013

The GOP's governing deficit

Leadership requires someone to follow. Time and again Republicans' raucous caucus has shown contempt for its leaders.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:29 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Republican Party, Republicans

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Not another budget apocalypse

A guide for understanding stories about the next budget showdown

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:01 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Scandal-drunk GOP goes mute on the deficit

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, economy, Republicans

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Austerity's foundations continue to crumble

A study often cited by deficit hawks is facing serious questions.

By James Downie  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  austerity, budget, debt, economy

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2013

With budget, Obama readies to hammer GOP again

Obama's budget gives me a very strong sense of deja vu -- like I've seen this movie before. Oh yeah, the American Jobs Act of 2011!

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:02 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013

The Insiders: Democrats should fear Obama's budget

For Democrats running for office in 2014, President Obama's budget can't be very encouraging. It's just more of the same taxing and spending.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Could Obama double back on CPI?

If it turns out that critics were correct that all Obama's budget does is produce Republican attacks, then why should the White House stick with Social Security cuts?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Social Security

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama may be irrelevant to the budget

Tomorrow, President Obama will formally reveal his budget plan. But since it is over 2 months late, and the House and Senate leaders have already produced and adopted budget resolutions, it may be irrelevant.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Boehner has another chance on the budget

Will the GOP take advantage of a new proposal from the president to lead the party toward deficit reduction?

By Hilary Rosen  |  09:31 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, The Insiders

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Is tax reform the new "repeal and replace"?

Tax reform gives the House GOP an illusion of an agenda, but don't expect to see an actually bill.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:34 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 budget, tax reform

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 03/21/2013

The Insiders: The Democrats' denial of our debt woes is harmful

The new liberal approach is to reject that the federal debt represents any sort of problem.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:24 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, debt, economy, jeff sessions, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/14/2013

Will Pope Francis hear Charlie Rangel's plea?

"And the moral question of the poor, the sick, the aged, the uneducated is left to whom?" Rangel asked. "I don't know."

By Jonathan Capehart  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan, Pope Francis

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Paul Ryan's budget has a big-picture problem

This is his big, philosophical stand. And it's seriously misleading.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, Medicare, Paul Ryan

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 03/12/2013

The Paul Ryan budget isn't serious

The plan put forth by the House Budget Committee chairman ought to be burned.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  03:48 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Paul Ryan

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The budgets are coming!

The budget process has any critical steps, but the budget resolution is largely a sideshow.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:18 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The Insiders: A big week for the budget

This week will reveal a lot about the stark differences between Republicans and Democrats as we learn more about Rep. Ryan and Sen. Murray's budget proposals.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, entitlements, patty murray, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Phony cuts are still the most logical budget compromise

Phony spending cuts are the easiest way for everyone -- except for the very small number of real budget hawks -- to take care of their real priorities.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Deficit, sequester

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Paul Ryan to change Medicare for boomers over 55? Good.

Don't lecture us on fairness -- he should propose changing Medicare for those over 55.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Medicare, Paul Ryan

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 02/25/2013

The two likely reasons for budget gridlock

If Republicans haven't ordered their own priorities, that would make negotiating with Democrats almost impossible

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:06 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/25/2013

The Insiders: Republicans have only themselves to blame for the sequester

The GOP has distracted themselves from the impact on the public with their total focus on who created the sequester. And they will pay the price.

By Hilary Rosen  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Ignore that poll question! ('Who will get the blame?' edition)

Asking people to predict who they will blame for something they've barely heard about is a waste of time.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/20/2013

The Insiders: Sequester offers an opening on defense

We have an historic opportunity to shrink defense spending. Maybe we shouldn't let it slip though our fingers.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Defense Department, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/19/2013

The 'Washington Monument' sequester strategy

Politicians should be aware that the sequester, if it goes into effect, is really going to hurt -- and constituents won't be happy

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Republicans want a 'balanced' approach to sequestration? Hardly.

Conservatives use rhetorical voodoo to justify their uncompromising position.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Stop the cuts and help the economy

Recent deficit reduction has harmed the economy while producing little benefit.

By James Downie  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, economy, unemployment

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 01/22/2013

The House's terrible idea

Giving legislators a personal stake in legislation looks an awful lot like quid-pro-quo corruption.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:31 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Republicans

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/15/2013

The House should spend money to defend DOMA

Liberals are wrong to beat up on House Republicans for spending money to defend the law.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Republicans, Same-sex marriage

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 01/11/2013

The debt limit is bad law

It's a lousy bargaining chip and doesn't even do what it intends.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:30 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Don't make just one platinum coin

One idea to keep the government running without stoking inflation.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  05:11 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 01/08/2013

How Obama should open debt-ceiling negotiations

Using Paul Ryan's budget as leverage would be a strong opening bid.

By James Downie  |  03:13 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, debt ceiling, Paul Ryan

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Mr. President, forget a budget deal "legacy"

The president has a lot of reasonable motives for a bargain, but one really scary one.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, budget, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 12/04/2012

PostScript: Thiessen and Obama's risky dive

Readers respond to his column about political fallout, should Congress and the White House fail to reach a fiscal deal.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:31 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, fiscal cliff, PostScript

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Catholic Bishops’ double message

Conservative Catholic leaders will ultimately regret targeting the nuns.

By E.J. Dionne Jr.  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E.J. Dionne Jr., Catholic Church, Paul Ryan, budget