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Latest Alan Simpson Items
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson is starring in a same-sex marriage commercial in Wyoming and other western states.
A former southern Kentucky sheriff has pleaded not guilty to drug-related charges and a count of official misconduct.
Question: What do former Sen. Alan Simpson, Wyoming Republican, of Simpson-Bowles fame, and Butch Cassidy, leader of the Wild Bunch, have in common?
In a stunning backtrack that virtually guarantees Congress for the third year will be unable to produce a budget, Senate Democrats' top budget writer Tuesday canceled this week's expected votes on a 2013 fiscal blueprint.
House Republicans powered their 2013 budget through their chamber Thursday, marking the high point for the $3.5 trillion spending plan, which would have created a deficit of nearly $800 billion next year.
The Bowles-Simpson deficit-reduction plan went down to a crushing defeat in the House late Wednesday night in a vote that damages the one bipartisan proposal that just a few months ago had seemed like a possible solution to the country's debt woes.
Sen. Mark Warner said Thursday that he believes Republicans and Democrats in Washington still can hammer out a long-term, deficit-reduction deal this year, despite election-year posturing and the partisan gridlock that has handcuffed Congress in recent months.
The co-chairmen of two past deficit reduction panels warned the congressional supercommittee on Tuesday that the nation could face economic turmoil unless it went "big" and more than tripled its minimum goal of finding $1.2 trillion in government savings.
Pressure on the congressional debt-reduction supercommittee to "go big" is growing, as a bipartisan group of House members is urging the panel to find savings far beyond its $1.5 trillion goal.