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December 14th, 2014
11:30 AM ET

Senator: Democrats united, GOP divided

Senator Chuck Schumer says the differences among Democrats are small compared to huge chasm among Republicans in Congress.

Filed under: Budget • Chuck Schumer • Congress • Newsmakers • State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
11:42 AM ET

The Speaker, the Tea Party, and the GOP

The Speaker of the House lashes out at Tea Party Republicans who opposed a budget deal. SOTU's political panel discusses.

Filed under: Budget • Congress • John Boehner • State of the Union • TEA Party
August 19th, 2012
12:31 PM ET

Romney adviser says taxes "not an issue"

Romney camp. senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom says his candidate's tax returns are not a legitimate campaign issue.

"Look, taxes are not an issue. It is not what the American people are talking about."

Filed under: 2012 • Budget • Eric Fehrnstrom • Medicare • Mitt Romney • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Taxes
April 22nd, 2012
11:58 AM ET

Sen. Marco Rubio: 'unfair' to criticize the Ryan budget

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida says "it's unfair to criticize the Ryan budget." but adds that it needs to be fully vetted.

"Where is the Democrats' budget? The president's budget is not - if we put the president's budget for a vote today, I predict that maybe one, maybe no Democrat would vote for it. That's what happened last year.  I think it's unfair to attack the Ryan budget, for anyone to attack it when they don't have a budget of their own. "

Filed under: Budget • Marco Rubio • Newsmakers • Paul Ryan • State of the Union
April 1st, 2012
11:18 AM ET

Paul Ryan on his Romney endorsement

Rep. Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin weighs in on Mitt Romney's 2012 bid, the budget, and Wisconsin politics.

Filed under: 2012 • Budget • Newsmakers • Paul Ryan • State of the Union
February 12th, 2012
01:59 PM ET

W.H. Chief of Staff previews the budget

White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew previews the president's budget, and assesses the state of the economy.

**NOTE** Read this fact check, courtesy of the Washington Post, concerning Lew's statement on our program that "you can’t pass a budget in the Senate of the United States without 60 votes...."

Filed under: Budget • Jacob Lew
December 25th, 2011
09:07 AM ET

Sen. Lugar on the payroll tax cut

Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Indiana) weighs in on payroll tax cut deal  and also shares his thoughts on the Tea Party.


Filed under: Budget • Economy • Newsmakers • Richard Lugar • State of the Union
July 17th, 2011
11:31 AM ET

Sen. Graham has no confidence in compromise

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says he doesn't think either party can agree on a debt limit increase before an August deadline. “I am going to focus on Plan A. That, to me, is the only plan that will work. It's the real deal, not a big deal. I think that’s going to be the Republican position."

Filed under: Budget • Debt Ceiling • Lindsey Graham • Newsmakers • State of the Union
July 17th, 2011
11:17 AM ET

WH Budget Chief: Time to act is now

White House Budget Director Jacob Lew says it's progress that both sides agree that the debt ceiling must be raised. Lew: "There might be a fringe who believes that playing with Armageddon is a good idea, but I don't think that's where the majority will be."

Filed under: Budget • Debt Ceiling • Jacob Lew • Newsmakers • State of the Union