The Hill (DC)
Pelosi flips, backs Bowles-Simpson plan she had called ‘simply unacceptable’
The House minority leader threw her support Thursday to the sweeping budget proposal crafted by President Obama's fiscal commission. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday threw her support behind the sweeping budget proposal crafted by President Obama's fiscal commission, a plan she once deemed simply unacceptable.
The Christian Science Monitor (NAT)
Why the Simpson-Bowles budget defeat isn't the end of the line
Simpson-Bowles is still the top bipartisan budget deal out there – and Congress may need it when it faces a showdown in December over the expiring Bush tax cuts and mandated spending cuts.
First Read - Who killed the debt talks?
That question has been asked numerous times since President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner tried, unsuccessfully, to reach a "grand bargain" last July that would have raised the debt ceiling, reduced the deficit, and raised revenues. The White House and Democrats poi
The New York Times (NAT)
A Critical Test of the Health Care Law
Letters to the Editor
The Social Security law for decades has mandated contributions during citizens’ younger years for their benefit in old age.
House crushes budget compromise
Republicans pushed toward House passage on Thursday of their new budget plan after crushing a bipartisan alternative Wednesday night and smoothing out internal GOP differences over the handling for future funding for disasters. Prodded by party leaders, the Budget Committee backtracked from its earlier demands that all such emergency assistance be...
How Collapse Of Health-Care Law Could Help Democrats: It's All Politics
The law known as "Obamacare," now in the hands of the Supreme Court, might have become anathema to all Republicans, but the ideas at its heart were meant to be a moderate, practical answer to the pressure for more government involvement.
Court: What's left of health law without mandate?
Mark Sherman, Jesse J. Holland and Jessica Gresko
The heart of the Obama administration's health care overhaul hanging in the balance, the Supreme Court is turning to whether the rest of the law can survive if the crucial individual insurance requirement is struck down.
Social Security’s Restricted Budget Means Fewer Workers for Disability Program
Allsup outlines advantages of representation when filing disability claim for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits
Daily Finance (NAT)
What Mitt Romney Knows About Social Security That You Might Not
Adam J. Wiederman
Mitt Romney recently turned 65, but won't be signing for Social Security anytime soon. It's not because he's rich, and it's not because he hopes to be in the White House, either: It's because he's following the smart money course.
Fox Business (NAT)
Is Obamacare Any Different than Social Security?
If it’s unconstitutional for the federal government to force people to buy insurance, why isn't it unconstitutional for the federal government to force us to buy a lousy pension plan?
Newt Gingrich Shares "Big Ideas" For Privatizing Social Security And More In Georgetown Speech
Newt Gingrich was back to sharing his "big ideas" in a speech Wednesday at Georgetown University. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Washington DC
Washington Examiner (DC)
Social Security private accounts aren't a mandate
The Observer (IN)
The wrong side of history
While there may be nothing more important to the fiscal future of the United States than to reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, there is nothing more difficult.
Knoxville News Sentinel (TN)
Letter: Conservative views reason to be proud
Government shouldn't tell me what to buy.
The New York Times (NAT)
Santorum Tones Down Attacks
As he struggles to find a balance between being an underdog and an embittered also-ran, Rick Santorum has been trying to modulate the fiery language that has been a potent campaign weapon.
The Wall Street Journal (NAT)
Poll: Senate Democrats Lead in Florida, Ohio
Propelled by strong support among women in two swing states, Senate Democrats in Ohio and Florida are sitting on wide leads over their Republican challengers, a pair of Quinnipiac University polls shows.
Pope Benedict criticizes US trade embargo on Cuba
Pope Benedict XVI criticises the 50-year-old US trade embargo on Cuba and calls for greater rights as he ends his visit to the island.
Mitt Romney or not, GOP is coming for ‘Obamacare’
With the general election now in sight, Republican strategists and party officials have begun crafting a strategy that puts health care front-and-center in the campaign against President Barack Obama, even if Mitt Romney is at the top of their ticket. GOP strategists are almost unanimous in their desire to keep campaigning on the issue that helped...
House approves Paul Ryan budget plan
From the blog House approves Paul Ryan budget plan: The Ticket
Huffington Post (NAT)
Newt Gingrich Held Secret Meeting With Romney
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich held a previously unreported meeting on Saturday, The Washington Times reported Thursday, as rumors swirl that the former House speaker will drop out of the race.