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

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

A gimmick Barack Obama might want to try

How to get Republicans to get specific on spending cuts? Try challenging them to do it -- and use live negotiations as the hook.

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Jan 3, 2013

5 truths about the ‘fiscal cliff’ deal

Why the deal isn't good for either liberals or conservatives, plus the one thing that will determine its legacy.

House GOP dilemma: Politics versus governing

The split in the Republican leadership is fascinating.

PostScript: Perfect ending along cliff’s edge with Plum Line

Readers await fiscal cliff news in Sargent's Plum Line

Obama’s platinum pate

The salt-and-pepperfication of the chief executive happens slowly over time before our very eyes.

Debt-ceiling deja vu

As we hurtle toward another dance with the debt ceiling, it is imperative that we keep two things in mind.

The tea party: ‘Deficits? Never heard of them.’

Why don't supposed deficit hawks want to go over the fiscal cliff?

  • Jonathan Bernstein
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  • Dec 25, 2012

PostScript: E.J. Dionne and a governing cliff

Readers respond festively to E.J. Dionne's column on Congress' stalemate

Gun-buyback stimulus gains ground

Reps. Gerry Connolly and Ted Deutch want to attach a $200 million gun-buyback program to any "fiscal cliff" deal.

  • Matt Miller
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  • Dec 20, 2012
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