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Wonkbook: Republicans against entitlement reform (at least right now)

With John Boehner fighting the Democrats' offer to put entitlements and taxes on the table -- "that’s what the next budget process is for," he said -- it's worth stepping back to look at what this continuing resoution fight is...

By Ezra Klein  | March 11, 2011; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Wonkbook: A rough Wednesday for Democrats

Democrats did not have a good Wednesday. In Washington, both the Republican-backed bill to cut $60+ billion from the government's funding for 2011 and the Democratic-backed bill to cut $6 billion from the government's funding for 2011 failed. That was...

By Ezra Klein  | March 10, 2011; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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Wonkbook: Democrats want entitlements, taxes, and subsidies on the table

I was wondering when this would finally happen: "Senate Democratic leaders, seeking to break an impasse over Republican-backed spending cuts, on Tuesday proposed broadening the scope of budget negotiations into more politically volatile terrain that includes taxes, subsidies and entitlement...

By Ezra Klein  | March 9, 2011; 7:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
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Wonkbook: Our last chance to stabilize the housing market

My colleagues Brady Dennis and Dina ElBoghdady got their hands on an early version of the settlement that the country's attorney generals and a few federal agencies are hammering out with the big banks. This is the endgame to...

By Ezra Klein  | March 8, 2011; 6:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Wonkbook: Are we nearing the endgame in Wisconsin?

The Wall Street Journal has a report that quotes extensively from the state's Senate Democrats and suggests they're feeling the pressure to come home. "I think we have to realize that there's only so much we can do as a...

By Ezra Klein  | March 7, 2011; 5:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
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Wonkbook: The White House makes its first bid

Matthews is writing Wonkbook while Ezra is traveling. Top Stories The White House has offered $6.5 billion in additional spending cuts, report Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane: "The White House proposed Thursday to trim an additional $6.5 billion from federal...

By Dylan Matthews  | March 4, 2011; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Wonkbook: Government shutdown delayed, Ezra Klein , February 28, 2011
Wonkbook: One step closer to shutdown?, Ezra Klein , February 24, 2011
Wonkbook: Will Wisconsin spread?, Ezra Klein , February 23, 2011
Wonkbook: Washington reacts to the budget, Ezra Klein , February 15, 2011
Wonkbook: Budget, budget, budget!, Ezra Klein , February 14, 2011
Wonkbook: So many budget proposals, Ezra Klein , February 10, 2011
Wonkbook: Simpson-Bowles making a comeback?, Ezra Klein , February 2, 2011
Wonkbook: What the Vinson ruling means, Ezra Klein , February 1, 2011
Wonkbook: Filibuster reform dead, Ezra Klein , January 28, 2011
Wonkbook: So much State of the Union, Ezra Klein , January 26, 2011
Wonkbook: Day two of the repeal fight, Ezra Klein , January 19, 2011
Wonkbook: Health-care debate, round two, Ezra Klein , January 18, 2011
Wonkbook: So. Much. News., Ezra Klein , January 7, 2011
Column: Six lessons from the tax deal, Ezra Klein , December 10, 2010
Wonkbook: The Pete Rouse reader, Ezra Klein , October 1, 2010
Wonkbook: 'Larry, Larry, Larry!' edition, Ezra Klein , September 22, 2010
 
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