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Debt-Reduction Super-Committee Is Super Deadlocked
Not surprisingly, nobody is budging.
Senate Reaches Agreement to Avoid Government Shutdown
Mitch McConnell called the plan “reasonable.”
The Tooth Fairy Is Cutting Back
The economy is tough on us all.
Harry Reid Will Give GOP Senators a Chance to Show Their Enthusiasm for Cutting Medicare
He’s loving this.
If Obama Loves Taxes So Much, Why Doesn’t He Marry Them?
Why doesn’t he just start paying more taxes now?
Americans Still Don’t Want to Cut Anything We Actually Spend Money On
House Passes Paul Ryan Budget Plan, With Zero Democratic Support
It will now die in the Senate, like all things.
House Passes Budget Compromise
Democrats make the
President Obama Explains Why His Plan Is Better Than Paul Ryan’s
Also: why government is good!
Obama’s Debt Plan: Those Other Dudes’ Debt Plan
Obama will reportedly back the yet-to-be-released Gang of 6 plan tomorrow.
John Heilemann on
: Republicans Are Fighting the Wrong Fight
This is the biggest mistake they could possibly be making right now.”
While Clock Ticks on Government Shutdown, Democrats and Republicans Play Chicken
President Obama is “not yet prepared to express wild optimism.”
After Emergency Meeting, Government Shutdown Closer to Happening, Not Happening [Updated]
A late-night meeting doesn’t foster a deal.
Shutdown Might Happen Over a Measly $7 Billion
That’s pretty much nothing.
Government Shutdown Maybe Happening For Real This Time? [Updated]
Americans Overestimate Amount of Foreign Aid in Budget by 900 Percent
John Boehner Caught Between Barack and a Tea Party
Can he craft a deal that appeases both the White House and the tea party?
The Government Will Run for Another Three Weeks
Three more weeks! Three more weeks!
Congress to Pass Another Short-Term Budget Bill
Government shutdown averted, for now, again.
Senate Passes Two-Week Budget Bill
Nine senators voted against.
House Passes Budget Bill
Democrats were split.
GOP Budget Cuts Would Kill 700,000 Jobs Through 2012
That’s according to Moody’s Analytics chief economist, Mark Zandi.
Government Shutdown Probably Not Happening for Now
Congress is closing in on a deal to avert a shutdown with $4 billion in cuts over two weeks.
Goldman Sachs Analysis: GOP Budget Would Slow Economy
House Votes to Cut $60 Billion in Federal Spending
The plan will soon be challenged by Obama and the Senate.
Government Shutdown ‘More Likely Than Not’
According to a high-ranking aide to Nancy Pelosi.
Who Will Be Blamed for the Government Shutdown?
The one that became more likely today.
Centrists Take Aim at the Budget’s Sacred Cows
Daring to touch the third rail of politics.
Obama’s 2012 Budget: $1.65 Trillion Deficit Means More Cuts, Less Stimulus
Is that the biggest deficit ever in your budget, or are you just unhappy to see me?
FDNY to Charge Extra Fee for Doing FDNY Things
Getting help from the
after a car accident is going to set you back $365 to $490.
Now You Can Be Fined for Throwing Trash in a Trash Can
The city is really starting to get nitpicky.
The Deficit Commission and Political Courage
The commission failed to come up with a plan that politicians could actually vote for.
Mayor Bloomberg Cutting Prison Bread Rations From Eight to Six Slices Per Day
This will save $1.5 million over the next eighteen months.
Americans Only Want to Cut the Deficit on a Theoretical Level
When it comes to actually cutting things … not so much.
Governor Paterson Threatens Layoffs, Throws Out Illogical First Pitch
Does a first pitch for T-ball make any sense?
Bloomberg to Avoid Teacher Layoffs by Canceling Raises
A total of 4,400 teacher jobs are saved.
Governor Paterson Dares Legislature to Shut Down Government
Would the legislature dare?
Health-Care Ad Doesn’t Aim for Subtlety
Opponents liken Paterson’s budget cuts to a giant, angry lizard beast.
New Yorkers Want to Get High and Forget About Their Dysfunctional Government
Medical marijuana gets high marks.
Like Abe Vigoda, Budget Deficits Will Be Around Forever
We will never run a surplus again.
New Yorkers Don’t Think Cage Fights Are the Way to Close the Budget Gap
Fine, we’ll just raise your taxes then.
Governor Paterson Leans on Smokers, Soda Drinkers to Close Budget Gap
The fat tax is back!