Sen. Ayotte on 'one of great threats to our national security that you haven't heard of' - TheDC

Politics | Jamie Weinstein

‘It would be like shooting ourselves in the head, is what the secretary of defense has said’

New ad: The top five congressional screw-ups of 2011 - TheDC

US | Bedford

‘Tis the season to be mock Congress with Christmas jokes

Survey shows corporate uneasiness tied to Eurozone, deficit crises - TheDC

Business | Alexis Levinson

Business Roundtable survey also asked CEOs to rank their top cost pressures for the year

Putting the automatic defense cuts in perspective

Editorial | Adam Berkland

Before lawmakers rush to cancel the scheduled spending cuts, they should keep three things in mind.

Boehner balks at automatic defense cuts: 'No one really wants to go there' [VIDEO] - TheDC

Politics | Nicholas Ballasy

‘The secretary of defense has made it clear that if those defense cuts were to go into action that it would gut our military’

Sessions warns of perils of short-term solutions to debt - TheDC

Politics | Alexis Levinson

‘A lot of the low-hanging spending fruit is going to be proposed by Republicans … and they’ll be used up too — to fund new spending’

Christie to Obama: 'What the hell are we paying you for?' [VIDEO] - TheDC

Politics | Bedford

On super committee leadership: Obama isn’t a senator anymore, ‘he’s the one in Washington, and he’s got to get something done’

Bloomberg fuels presidential talk with attack on Barack Obama - Telegraph

Politics | Bedford

NYC mayor launched attack on Obama for absence of leadership after super committee collapse

Navy Blue Angels fly into era of budget questions - AP

US | admin

The Pentagon spends $37 million for the Blue Angels

Obama urges Congress to save payroll tax cut - Reuters

Business | Kells Hetherington

President made his call in the key voting state of New Hampshire where his Republican challengers will hold one of the first primary votes

The super committee failed. What now?

Editorial | Rep. Jim Jordan

How Congress can balance the budget without damaging the economy.

TheDC Morning: Dems rely on voter fraud, says Dem - TheDC

| Jim Treacher

TheDC Morning: Dems rely on voter fraud, says Dem

Amid deficit crisis, White House hosts country music jamboree - TheDC

Politics | Gracie Ferrell

First lady hosts state dining room event with Lyle Lovett, Darius Rucker, Kris Kristofferson

Blame Grover: Dems point finger at Norquist for super committee failure - TheDC

| C.J. Ciaramella

‘GOP rejected a balanced plan & chose to keep their pledge to Norquist to protect wealthiest 1 [percent] at all costs’

Obama promises to veto changes to automatic spending cuts, urges tax increases - TheDC

Politics | Neil Munro

‘There are still too many Republicans in Congress who have refused to listen to the voice of reason and compromise’

Deficit reduction super committee super-fails - TheDC

Politics | C.J. Ciaramella

Finger-pointing begins with the corpse of the super committee still warm

Gingrich: Super committee failure 'good for America' - NBC

Politics | interns

‘I think it’s going to fail — and I think it should fail — because it’s exactly wrong’

An open letter to the members of the super committee

op-ed | Vincent Smith & Henry Olsen

By reducing farm subsidies, the country could save $100 billion or more over 10 years without affecting food production.

Congress may try blocking cuts if debt panel fails - AP

US | Bedford

Prospects dimming for gridlocked super committee, little progress over weekend as Dems, GOP trade barbs

David Brooks: 'Welcome Greece. We are going to be Greece' - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Poor

New York Times columnist is pessimistic about super committee agreement on budget cuts due next week