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Opinion | Ron Fein
File photo of Sen. Ted Cruz walking to the Senate floor for a vote on a $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

Demolishing his bad arguments against campaign finance reform

Former Sen. Alan Simpson As A Sex Advisor?

The Mirror | Betsy Rothstein
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A ‘wack on the fanny’ goes a long way

New Simpson-Bowles plan a needed wake-up call

Opinion | Gary Shapiro

The plan would cut debt growth by $5.2 trillion over the next 10 years.

Alan Simpson: 'Failed presidency' if Obama cannot rein in entitlement spending

Politics | Nicole Lafond
Deficit Commission

‘We can’t be the first generation to leave the country worse than we found it’

Even Sen. Alan Simpson gets down 'Gangnam Style' [VIDEO] - TheDC

Entertainment | Taylor Bigler

Octogenarian does the pony to get millennials involved in the fiscal cliff situation

Bowles, Simpson punt on what Democrats would trade for higher tax rates

Politics | Neil Munro
Fiscal Cliff Lobbying

‘I showed the White House $600 billion of cuts in health care entitlements yesterday’

It's sink or swim together

Opinion | Lanny Davis

The Simpson-Bowles approach is the only solution to our debt mess.

The Simpson-Bowles commission's recommendations can pass with broad bipartisan support

Opinion | Lanny Davis

Americans have been too quick to dismiss the commission’s proposals.

What happens if Congress doesn't rein in national debt? - CSM

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

“If the US does not put its fiscal house in order, the reckoning will be sure and the devastation severe”

Alan Simpson: Kids 'walking on their pants,' 'listening to the Enema Man and Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dogg' - TheDC

Entertainment | Laura Donovan

Former senator misidentifies Snoog Dogg and Eminem as he berates young kids of America

'The era of bipartisanship is now beginning'

Opinion | Lanny Davis

In his State of the Union speech next week, President Obama should declare the beginning of a bipartisan era.

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Rough Seas Ahead - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Budget and debt fights in 2011 will eclipse Obama’s lame duck wins

How to starve the beast - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Mixed conservative reaction to tax deal caused by lack of clarity around deficit impact

Higher taxes, more spending, deep defense cuts -- how is Bowles-Simpson a compromise?

Opinion | J.D. Foster

The plan is a compromise between the left and the far left.

Obama panel fails to pass debt plan, declares success anyway - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

President Obama’s debt commission gained bipartisan support but fell short of the 14 votes needed to pass the their plan

Debt commission: 'Put up or shut up' - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Debt commission final report leans right, but conservatives say it’s just a first step

Deficit roadmap already plotted in three major debt plans - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Final debt commission vote anti-climactic, as three plans released already lay out way forward

Tax breaks for employer health plans a target again - AP

Politics | wrahn

Budget proposals have urged shrinking or eliminating tax breaks that help make employer health insurance the leading source of coverage in the nation

Deficit commission’s Simpson calls US seniors the 'greediest generation' - Raw Story

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

Alan Simpson lashed out at seniors Wednesday because they are unhappy with his ideas for reducing the deficit