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  • The state of this state? Critical

    The state of this state? Critical
    In 2013, when they committed Illinois to a big expansion of Medicaid coverage, Democratic lawmakers soothed taxpayers with a relentless talking point: Don't worry. The feds will pay for most of this. What could go wrong? On Tuesday the Tribune's Ellen...
  • Many middle-income families would see only small changes in tax bill under Obama's budget

    President Barack Obama is proposing nearly $280 billion in tax cuts for low- and middle-income families, but not everyone will benefit. Obama's proposed budget calls for a total of $1.5 trillion in new taxes over the next decade, mostly on corporations...
  • 'Debt on arrival': What this budget says about Obama

    'Debt on arrival': What this budget says about Obama
    "Failing to address the drivers of the debt will ultimately undermine the president's other priorities. The focus on promoting investment today will do little good if our massive debt is choking the investments of tomorrow. And the desire to strengthen...
  • Possible common ground in budget aftermath: Defense spending, public works, corporate taxes

    Boosting tax credits for the working poor emerged as one area of common ground as administration officials testified Tuesday on President Barack Obama's budget for 2016. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who agrees with Obama...
  • Budget proposal is Obama's map back to big government

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants the era of big government back. Ronald Reagan in his 1981 inaugural ushered in an era of skepticism about Uncle Sam by declaring that "government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem." Bill...
  • Obama's $4-trillion budget champions liberal priorities

    Obama's $4-trillion budget champions liberal priorities
    President Obama released a $4-trillion budget Monday with liberal priorities that have little chance of passage but will serve as an initial foray in negotiations with the new Republican Congress and help define the Democratic Party in the run-up to the...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pushes government efficiency in State of State speech

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker pushes government efficiency in State of State speech
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is eyeing a presidential run, said in his State of the State speech Tuesday that his home state can be a leader in making government more efficient and better-working, while giving few details about plans for solving a...
  • Robert B. Reich: Republicans' magical thinking is immune to the facts

    According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican-controlled Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections. Dynamic...
  • Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear

    Republicans take helm of Congress, but initial course is unclear
    As Republicans take control Tuesday of both chambers of Congress for the first time in eight years, party leaders hope to move quickly to confront President Obama and showcase their conservative ideology, including austere budget cuts and dismantling...
  • Conservatives better suited to Congress

    Conservatives better suited to Congress
    The conventional wisdom is that if national Republicans continue to promote policies and politics that appeal mostly to older, white, married and religious voters in a country that is becoming younger, more diverse, less married and more secular, the...
  • Paul Ryan announces he will not run for president in 2016

    Rep. Paul D. Ryan announced Monday that he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, saying his job as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee deserves his "undivided attention." "It's clear our country needs a change in...