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The highly regarded duo are asking for more spending cuts and fewer revenues
Politicians on both sides of the aisle say they want to avoid the automatic budget cuts due to hit on March 1... but many doubt they can make a deal
Without federal intervention, a slate of massive across-the-board spending cuts promises to imperil the economic recovery
Republicans have found a way to pressure Senate Democrats into finally passing a budget. So what?
The battle over the budget deficit now moves to more favorable turf for the GOP
The GOP makes a hasty retreat, but the budget negotiations are far from over
President Obama is demanding a "clean" vote to raise the debt ceiling. Surprisingly, he'll probably get it
For liberals, it's the ideological equivalent of watching your parents fight
Congressional Republicans seem intent on behaving like children and, in doing so, making the president look positively reasonable by comparison
The president stands up for soldiers and Social Security recipients in an attempt to frame the budget debate to his advantage
Economic suicide is a real option for scores of lawmakers, says Politico
While apparently nobody was looking, says a fiscal think tank, Washington basically solved our budget problem
As the idea of neutering the debt ceiling with a mega-coin gains cache, it's time to start picking the trillion-dollar face
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