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Fmr. NY Gov. Hugh Carey

Thirty-eight years ago, New York City almost went bankrupt. Then as now, conservatives took a hardline stance.

John Boehner

Congress is moving to end the showdown, but will hard-liners slow everything down?

U.S. Treasury Department

Some wealthy individuals are using the government shutdown to promote a very different vision for America’s future.

US Capitol

And put an end to Republicans’ hostage-taking once and for all.

Lemoore, California

Without its lifeline, a stream of federal aid, Lemoore is in crisis mode—and residents of all political stripes are united in outrage.

budget

Just doing what’s popular would make us healthier, wealthier, wiser and less indebted.

So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.

Barack Obama

It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.

Dollar bills

Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.

Blogs

Congress’s late-night fiscal cliff deal was overall bad news for progressives.

January 2, 2013

Big wins on top-earner tax breaks and unemployment insurance set off by possibility of more cliffs and some harmful austerity measures. 

January 2, 2013

A new year's resolution for Washington: make the economy work for working people. 

January 2, 2013

Boehner's vision for a post-cliff America includes slashing benefits and gutting vital social services. 

January 2, 2013

Pundits expressed a range of views on the deal passed by Congress late last night.

January 2, 2013

The proposed budget solution “does not generate the revenue necessary for the country to meet its needs.”

January 2, 2013

Despite the hysteria over the fiscal cliff, the people won—this round at least.

January 1, 2013

The proposed bargain sets the stage for big entitlement cuts down the road. 

December 31, 2012

We’re going off the cliff. What does it mean?

December 29, 2012