In order to increase costs without adding to the deficit on paper, legislators in both parties and chambers rely on sleights of hand designed to manipulate scoring practices and evade budgetary discipline.
A solution to pay for $300 billion of stimulus that doesn't include the words "tax hike" or "spending cut"
The country's most critical structural problem isn't employment or entitlements. It's Washington.
Days before the default deadline, a consensus is emerging in the Senate to use the energy in Washington to go long on deficit reduction.
Seven months after the fiscal commission's report, Washington is embroiled in a self-destructive fight over the debt ceiling. What if bipartisanship broke out in D.C.?