Budget

Mark Halperin: Press Would Be 'Up In Arms' If GOP President Framed Opposition's Budget as Un-American

Time's Mark Halperin bluntly called out the mainstream media for their double standard on Thursday's "Morning Joe." If, as Obama did Wednesday, a Republican president framed his opposition's ...

NYT's Chief Economics Writer Solution to Budget Woes No Surprise: Tax Hike

The NYT's David Leonhardt forwarded his usual budget solution on Wednesday's front page: "...finding a way to raise taxes may well be the central political problem facing the United States....If ...

Main Economics Writer Leonhardt's Solution to Budget Woes No Surprise

David Leonhardt forwards his usual solution to budget woes on Wednesday's front page: "...finding a way to raise taxes may well be the central political problem facing the United States....If Mr. ...

NBC's Lauer to Bachmann: 'Shouldn't We Put Some of the Burden on the Wealthy?'

Interviewing Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pushed for tax increases in the 2012 budget: "...the President's expected to call for raising ...

CBS Validates and Rationalizes Obama's Strategy to Defeat 'Controversial' Ryan Plan

"Critics say it's about time" for President Barack Obama to offer his plan to reduce the deficit, CBS's Chip Reid acknowledged Tuesday night before he proceeded to rationalize Obama's ...

Meet the Press Panel: Obama 'Above the Fray' in Budget Fight

During the panel discussion on Sunday's Meet the Press on NBC, host David Gregory gushed over President Obama's Friday night address to the nation on the budget deal: "The message was clear. Here ...

Adam Nagourney Rides to Defense of Harry Reid's 'Cowboy Poets'

Adam Nagourney: "That once-obscure gathering became a target in the budget battle a world away in Washington last week, employed by conservatives as a symbol of fiscal waste...setting off a ...

The NYT's Tale of Two Medicare Plans: Obama's Painless 'Savings' vs. the GOP's 'Shrinking'

According to New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes, Obama will find harmless "savings" in Medicare, while the GOP threatens to "shrink" the program: "The Republican plan includes a shrinking of ...

CNBC's Erin Burnett on National Debt: 'The Problem is Our Revenue'

Appearing on Monday's NBC Today to discuss the debate over reducing the nation's debt, CNBC host Erin Burnett declared to co-host Matt Lauer: "The problem is our revenue, what the government takes ...
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