44: The Obama Presidency


Dan Balz's Take


The Budget

House GOP Unveils Proposal to Slash Budget

Responding to a challenge from President Obama, House Republican leaders today unveiled a plan to slice $375 billion out of the federal budget over the next five years by capping nondefense spending at the rate of inflation and requiring that any bailout money repaid to the Treasury be dedicated to deficit reduction.

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 04:04 PM ET | Comments (7)

Congressional Democrats Reach Agreement on Obama Budget

Congressional Democrats, meeting late into the evening with senior White House officials, reached a tentative agreement on President Obama's $3.5 trillion budget request, including use of a procedural shortcut to speed Obama's health and education initiatives through the Senate without Republican votes.

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:52 AM ET | Comments (15)

Congress Prepping Budget Resolution for 100-Day Mark

Congress wants to deliver a big gift to President Obama on his 100th day in office: a fiscal 2010 budget resolution that makes room for his top domestic policy priorities.

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 04:30 PM ET | Comments (5)

Budget Cuts Trim a Little from the Sides

The White House Monday provided examples of a bunch of in-process bureaucratic cost-saving measures.

Posted on April 20, 2009 at 05:12 PM ET | Comments (2)

Gibbs Trashes GOP Alternative Budget

House Republican proposed a budget alternative, which was met with instant ridicule from the White House.

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 06:06 PM ET | Comments (26)

Obama on the Hill -- and on the Budget

After President Obama came to a Senate Democratic Caucus meeting to sell his 2010 budget...

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 03:21 PM ET | Comments (10)

Analysts: Giving by Wealthy Would Decline Slightly Under Obama Budget Proposal

Two independent analysis centers concluded that the administration's proposal could decrease giving by as much as $3.87 billion to the nonprofit sector.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:28 AM ET | Comments (21)

For Obama and Senate Dems, a Negotiation on the Budget

President Obama is scheduled to troop to Capitol Hill early this afternoon in an effort to rally support among Senate Democrats for his proposed $3.6 trillion budget for next year.

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM ET | Comments (22)


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