Beltway Confidential

Top 10 horrible consequences if they hadn't reached a debt-ceiling deal

With everybody in Washington breathing deep signs of relief that earlier today…

Another GOP presidential debate scheduled

In a school-wide email, Oakland University President Gary Russi announced that the…

Boehner's pitch to House Republicans

House Speaker John Boehner's office has released excerpts of his pitch to…

CBO: Debt deal would cut discretionary spending by exact same as House-passed Boehner plan

With a vote approaching on a deal to raise the debt limit,…

Deficit-cutting “trigger” wouldn't be all-or-nothing

There's been a bit of confusion about the "tigger" of across the…

Democratic Congressman: Debt deal looks like a 'Satan Sandwich”

Back when the Troubled Assests Relief Program (TARP) came to the floor,…

Does the deal raise taxes or not?

It's still too early to reach definitive conclusions about the debt-ceiling compromise…

Eat your peas and cover the moon in yogurt: Top 5 crazy quotes from the debt ceiling debate

#5) "So let’s be honest.  I need a dance partner here --…

House passes debt limit bill as Gabby Giffords makes dramatic entrance to vote “aye”

In a scene out of a Hollywood movie, the House of Representatives…

House procedural move will help block Obama recess appointments during August break

After the House of Representatives passed the bill to extend the debt…

How they resolved the defense spending issue in the debt limit compromise

On a number of occasions this week, I've noted that defense spending…

Is pregnancy a disease?

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced new guidelines that…

Morning Examiner: Debt deal sets table for 2012

Assuming that Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.,…

My favorite 'government social program': Keeping some of the money I earn

Most "recipients of government benefits somehow don’t believe they’ve  received any benefits,"…

NYT helps Boehner whip votes for debt limit deal

One of the remaining obstacles to the debt limit deal becoming law…

Obama announces parties have reached a deal

President Obama announced moments ago that Congressional leaders in both parties have…

On policy, Obama wins big by doing nothing

My colleague Tim Carney tweets out this morning: "Ross Douthat's column http://nyti.ms/ofYXAD…

Quick vote on debt bill would violate GOP's three-day pledge

In the 2010 campaign document "Pledge to America," House Republicans promised to…

Ryan on debt deal: 'We're going in my direction.'

At a House Republican leadership press conference late this afternoon, House Budget…

The coming conservative battle between defense hawks and anti-tax crusaders

As Washington begins to digest the bipartisan deal to hike the debt…