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Outside the central bank, there is doubt over the central bank's timeline for raising interest rates

A new report suggests the uninsured aren't getting coverage as quickly as projected.

You can't say your skeptical of government then also say government can predict the future, secure the border, and scan everyone's phone calls.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 21, 2013
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The CBO report rips a layer of artifice from the immigration debate. Few critics of immigration reform really base their opposition on the economy. Now they'll have to make their real case.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Jun 19, 2013
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Seriously? A 30-year budget forecast is supposed to solve Washington's woes?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jun 17, 2013
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It's as if we took all the good ideas people had to help the economy and reduce the deficit and did the opposite.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 22, 2013
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The CBO finds Obama's budget would reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over ten years. But how does it do that?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 18, 2013
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Pay close attention to where the White House and the House Republicans actually diverge. It puts the lie to a lot of what the two parties want you to think they're arguing about.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 17, 2013
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Washington's most powerful budget nerds have cut their prediction of our deficits over the next decade by more than $600 billion.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 14, 2013
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One slide. Two paragraphs. Everything you need to know about the budget debate. Well done, Doug Elmendorf.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 8, 2013
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In 1972, the federal government spent $55 billion on means-tested programs and tax credits. In 2012, it spent $588 billion.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 19, 2013
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There's another trillion dollar deficit, and this one should scare us.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Feb 6, 2013
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Here's an easy rule of thumb for scoring budget negotiations: Whichever side is complaining about "baselines" is losing.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 5, 2012
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The economy is not where it should be. But "where it should be" is getting worse too.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 29, 2012
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Why has growth been so underwhelming in this recovery? A CBO study says because potential growth has slowed.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 15, 2012
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Want to see what's behind our fiscal problems? Then you'll want to see this graph.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 9, 2012
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Only the 13 percent of the fiscal cliff is budget cuts. Almost all the rest is tax increases.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 8, 2012
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Sure you do. The CBO says that growth will be a mere 1.7 percent -- and that's if we avoid the fiscal cliff. If we go over the fiscal cliff? Hoo boy.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Aug 23, 2012
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Usually the release of Congressional Budget Office economic and budget projections is as dull as that phrase makes it sound. But not these economic and budget projections, released today by the CBO.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 22, 2012
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The tax code actually has to become more and more progressive every year to prevent inequality from growing.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 6, 2012
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