Patty Murray vs. Paul Ryan, in one chart

Move aside, Paul Ryan: The Senate Budget Committee also released preliminary budget figures today. Here's how the two plans stack up.

By Dylan Matthews March 12, 2013

The austerity crisis and 2016

There are a number of powerful Republicans who would see their futures dimmed by a grand bargin that deals with deficits. That's going to make it harder for them to agree to such a deal -- a particular problem given that one of them chairs the House Budget Committee.

By Ezra Klein November 12, 2012