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Lobbyists Gear Up to Woo Debt Committee

It's not 'just another tax bill': advocate

(Newser) - Lobbyists aren’t waiting around to air their concerns before the new debt panel—and many are getting a head start, pushing their agendas with the lower committees that will send recommendations to the supercommittee in October. “I think you always want to start in the best possible position... More »

Deficit Gurus: Glass Still 'Half-Full'

Bowles and Simpson see time to improve Obama budget

(Newser) - Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson think that President Obama's proposed budget "goes nowhere close" enough in reducing the US deficit, but the deficit-reduction panel's co-chairs say they "see the cup as half-full." "[We] think there is the real possibility that a bipartisan deficit reduction plan can... More »

Washington Is Waking Up to Public's Spending Fears

GOP needs to build consensus for cuts—and win back White House

(Newser) - President Obama may be just trying to save his political life with the creation of a bipartisan commission on government spending but the move shows Washington is waking up to the public's worries, writes Peggy Noonan. Concerns about federal spending and its implications for America's future have, just in time,... More »

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