Republicans Take Down Anti-Corporate Copyright Law Paper Within 24 Hours of Publication

By: Sunday November 18, 2012 6:00 am

One post-election question up for debate is where the Republican Party would go to try and capture the areas of the electorate they cannot penetrate – particularly minorities and the youth vote. The watered-down version of the DREAM Act suggested a policy path for reaching some segments of the minority electorate. And for about 24 [...]

Bravely Bold Conservatives Running Away on Budget Stopgap

By: Thursday July 26, 2012 8:15 am

House conservatives are running away from one spending fight, asking Eric Cantor to schedule a vote on a stopgap spending bill that would push any budget fight well into 2013. The request would not change the host of fiscal battles expected in the lame duck session; the trigger cuts and the Bush tax cuts would [...]

Everyone in Congress Drops Medicare in Their Budget-Cutting Plans

By: Sunday May 8, 2011 1:44 pm

As we get more clarity on the menu of options in the upcoming budget debate, we’re seeing a narrowing of differences between the two parties. The Republicans may not want to admit it, but they’ve given up on changing the structure of Medicare. You can be sure of this by looking at the proposal of [...]

Pelosi Continues Democratic Line of Acknowledging Near-Term Budget Cuts

By: Thursday February 10, 2011 7:41 am

Nancy Pelosi is completely on message with Chuck Schumer in response to the House GOP’s FY2011 budget plan: acknowledging the need for “fiscal discipline” while attacking the specific cuts in the plan: “Democrats are committed to fiscal discipline, starting with an aggressive attack on waste, fraud, and abuse in our federal budget, and we will [...]

Ryan Proposes Modest $32 Billion Cut for Rest of 2011 Budget Year

By: Thursday February 3, 2011 9:55 am

Paul Ryan, in his position as the chair of the House Budget Committee, has released a document setting spending limits for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year, which would reduce spending by $74 billion from the President’s budget request for 2011, but only by $32 billion under current law. The announcement by Ryan, and [...]

Republican Study Committee: Here’s $2.5 Trillion in Spending Cuts

By: Thursday January 20, 2011 1:19 pm

The conservative Republican Study Committee has released a document identifying $2.5 trillion in cuts over 10 years, a tangible list of programs conservatives would like to eliminate. This represents the right flank in the upcoming debate over spending that will consume much of the first year of this Congress. The plan would reduce “non-security discretionary [...]

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