Budget

The Times' Main Economics Writer Pushes a Familiar Budget Solution: Tax Hikes

You'll never guess what the paper's chief economics writer David Leonhardt thinks would be a good solution to the debt ceiling/budget crisis. Or maybe you will: "In the end, the most likely tax ...

Lead Story Warns G.O.P. Spending Cut Demands May Trigger Financial Crisis, Damage Party

Jackie Calmes gives the Republican Senate leader a backhanded compliment: "While Mr. McConnell's plan would face an array of political and perhaps constitutional issues, it signaled that ...

Pelley Cites Tea Party as 'Problem' as ABC Relays 'Disgust,' Pelley Prompts Obama to Hail Reagan's Compromise 'Virtue'

Interviewing President Obama for Tuesday's CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley implied the Tea Party should be blamed for blocking a debt ceiling deal ("Isn't the problem that a large number of the ...

Obama 'Repositioning' as a 'Pragmatic Centrist'...But the NYT Has Claimed for Years That He Already Is

But the Times has spent three years telling us he already was a centrist! Jackie Calmes claims that President Obama "put on full display his effort to position himself as a pragmatic centrist ...

Meet Barack Obama, Newly Minted Budget Hero

Suddenly, Barack Obama is a budgetary hero and Republicans are the timid ones. The opening to Mark Landler's front-page story: "President Obama tried on Sunday to revive the chances for a sweeping ...

Brooks' Vicious, Anti-GOP 'Mother of All No-Brainers' Column Gets Mother of All Corrections

Other than that, brilliant, Mr. David Brooks: "An earlier version of this column misstated the amount of revenue increases needed in exchange for spending cuts. It is a few hundred billion, not ...

Schieffer Bemoans 'Draconian' Cuts from Both Parties to Education, Poor

CBS's Bob Schieffer took on the role of a left-wing activist on Sunday's Face the Nation, as he pressed all four of his guests from both parties about cuts in state and local spending. Schieffer ...

NY Times Columnist David Brooks Outdoes Paul Krugman in Conservative Hate

The New York Times' idea of a "conservative" columnist accuses conservative Republicans: "The members of this movement have no sense of moral decency....But the members of this movement talk ...

David Brooks Out-Krugmans Paul Krugman in Conservative Hate

The Times' idea of a "conservative" columnist accuses conservative Republicans: "The members of this movement have no sense of moral decency. A nation makes a sacred pledge to pay the money back ...

NBC's Chuck Todd: Anti-Tax Hike Tea Party Republicans Are the 'Problem' Blocking Deal to Help 'Hurting' Americans

"The problem is this issue with the House Republicans," NBC's Chuck Todd declared Wednesday night in naming the culprit blocking help to Americans whom Brian Williams asserted "are hurting every ...
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