budget cuts

Majority Report: Dave Dayen Explains Hidden Disaster In New Budget
The Majority Report's Sam Seder speaks to journalist Dave Dayen about the implications for federal workers due to the Ryan-Murray budget and how states like Illinois "are breaking contracts with workers and slashing pensions." Read more...
Food stamp cuts affect people already struggling to pay rent, medical bills and transportation costs. Read more...
Cavuto And Huckabee Lie And Claim Sequestration Cuts Didn't Hurt Job Growth
Not content to only pollute the airways on the weekends with his own show, HuckaJesus showed up during Cavuto's hour on Fox to help him downplay and outright lie about the damage that sequestration has had on job growth. Read more...
Cavuto Brings On Ohio Gov. John Kasich For Some Republican Rehab
Ohio Gov. John Kasich joined Fox's Neil Cavuto for a little Republican rehab this Thursday, where he was pushing for a balanced budget amendment and pretending that his party has ever had one iota of concern for any real fiscal responsibility. Read more...
Melissa Harris-Perry: Dear Paul Ryan, Hear From Someone In Poverty
Melissa Harris-Perry's "open letter" went out to Rep. Paul Ryan, who held a hearing on poverty this week, but despite the request from Rep. Barbara Lee, refused to allow someone who is living in poverty to testify. Read more...

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This 4th of July, Chicagoans opposed to Mayor Emanuel’s extreme budget cuts to public services, and policies of corporate welfare, will peacefully converge at the Mayor’s house to speak out against these austerity measures and celebrate citywide resistance to his mayorship. Read more...
Members of Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools speak out at a school board meeting against unjust and illegal school closures and draconic budget cuts. At 1:57 into the video, all hell breaks loose. Read more...
Video: Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the GOP's Benghazi Oversight Committee, gives an articulate explanation on why this is the worst scandal ever in American history. Read more...
President George W. Bush’s former chief strategist Matthew Dowd on Sunday lashed out at Congress for moving so quickly to fund air traffic controllers because lawmakers were personally "about to get delayed at the airports," while they couldn't pass background checks to protect children from mass shootings. Read more...
On this Sunday's Meet the Press, Sen. John McCain continued to prove the point Chris Hayes made on his show this Friday about just who Congress is responsive to, and it's not your average citizen out there. McCain thinks we have "our priorities a little bit skewed" on these sequestration cuts, but of course there's only one area he's concerned about, and that's defense spending. Read more...