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BLITZER’S BLOG: Increasing gloom as super committee deadline looms
October 27th, 2011
02:00 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Increasing gloom as super committee deadline looms

By CNN’S Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - It was sort of lost in the headlines, but Democratic members of the so-called super committee proposed some major changes in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending – something Democrats in general strongly oppose.

As part of their effort to revive the failed Barack Obama-John Boehner budget negotiations of earlier this year, the super committee Democrats put forward a $3 trillion package in deficit reduction over the next 10 years.
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Filed under: Deficit • super committee • Wolf Blitzer
August 1st, 2011
11:00 PM ET

Pentagon a loser in debt deal?

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at what's at stake for the U.S. military once lawmakers agree on long-term deficit reduction.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Debt • Deficit • Military
July 28th, 2011
04:50 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Obama’s chief of staff is confident there will be a deal

Washington (CNN) – White House Chief of Staff William Daley is still optimistic that some sort of deficit crisis deal will be worked out by Tuesday’s Treasury-imposed deadline. But he says he’s not so certain about the future of America’s AAA credit rating.

In an exclusive interview with me at the White House, Daley said, “The four leaders of the Congress have said that the debt ceiling will be extended” and he’s “confident that they will come together.”
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • President Obama • White House • Wolf Blitzer
July 21st, 2011
09:38 AM ET

Lobbyists battle amid deficit cuts

As U.S. politicians try to work a deal to slash the deficit, there's a flurry of lobbyists fighting to be spared cuts. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

SEE ALSO: Obama continues debt talks with Democrats, then Republicans

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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Lisa Sylvester • Lobbying • Washington
July 20th, 2011
06:30 PM ET

The 'vile' saga continues

(CNN) – Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted Wednesday that fellow Florida Rep. Allen West's e-mail rant was the kind of attack she's never experienced before.

In an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," Schultz added, "And I was surprised that he sent that to my personal e-mail, an e-mail that he didn't previously have."

But the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee claimed that West's insult-filled message didn't faze her, instead charging that the real heat is coming from West's own backyard.

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July 16th, 2011
08:16 AM ET

Paul Ryan: We'll get debt deal done

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he will vote for a debt ceiling deal even if it includes tax increases.

RELATED: Obama renews push for grand bargain on debt


Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Economy • Interviews • Rep. Paul Ryan • Washington
BLITZER’S BLOG: It’s hard not to be cynical about debt talks
July 14th, 2011
05:47 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: It’s hard not to be cynical about debt talks

(CNN) - It’s hard not to be a bit cynical in watching politics unfold in Washington.

As you know, the Republicans are all lined up resisting any effort to simply pass an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling with a straight up-or-down vote. They insist on large-scale spending cuts.
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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Washington • White House • Wolf Blitzer
July 14th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

Grover Norquist: The man who drew the GOP's 'line in the sand'

Washington (CNN) - At the heart of the contentious talks between the White House and congressional Republicans on whether to raise the debt ceiling is a simple, one-sentence document many conservative lawmakers have signed, pledging not to increase taxes.

Ever.

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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Grover Norquist • Lisa Sylvester • Taxes • Washington
July 13th, 2011
09:32 PM ET

Norquist: 'I'm for tax reform'

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reforms, is a Washington power player who wants to make sure the GOP keeps tax increases out of any debt deal. He sat down with Wolf Blitzer to discuss tax reform and debt negotiations.

SEE ALSO: Who is Grover Norquist? (Video)

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Filed under: Debt • Deficit • Interviews • Taxes • Washington
BLITZER’S BLOG: Debt ceiling failure would be disastrous
July 13th, 2011
05:06 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Debt ceiling failure would be disastrous

(CNN) - I think President Obama and the Democratic and Republican leaders with whom he’s been negotiating an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling all fully appreciate the stakes. Based on everything that I’m hearing, they are all convinced that the consequences of failure would be a huge disaster for the U.S. economy and the American people. It probably would make the 2008-09 recession look like child’s play.
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