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House Republicans found a way to bypass the budget caps of sequestration by adding an extra $89 billion in "...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 37 comments on Fri May 15, 2015 at 08:27 AM PDT with 30 Recommends
Yesterday, the Senate continues the amendment process for the FY 2016 budget with seven roll call votes. Student Loans The first was an amendment from Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on student loan ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 04:11 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Here's a great Republican idea : Let's privatize air traffic control. Don't you want corporate profits to be a factor in your safety in the air? Republicans ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 109 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 10:03 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
President Obama doesn't want to go back to the ...
by Kerry Eleveld
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Mar 23, 2015 at 03:51 PM PDT with 34 Recommends
This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its assessment of President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016. For those of us prioritizing economic growth over deficit ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 29 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 03:23 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
As if by magic, the Republican Party has rediscovered most of the rest of us. My neck is still stiff from the political whiplash I sustained when the Grand Old Party radically made its 180-degree ...
by SJGulitti
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Feb 01, 2015 at 12:30 PM PST with 21 Recommends
At Huffington Post, President ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 66 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 07:42 AM PST with 29 Recommends
There's not too much information about what will be in President Obama's next State of the Union, but it apparently include a ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 05:00 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Rush Limbaugh is sometimes correctly recognized as the real leader of the Republican Party. No one better represents the principles and morals of the GOP. He's become more independent since they ...
by certainot
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Nov 17, 2014 at 01:23 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Or more precisely Spending Cuts are put on a blind-foldeded Time Table. No wonder we can't have 'nice things' anymore. Dem ad blames GOP for CDC budget cuts by Cristina Marcos, thehill.com -- Oct ...
by jamess
Comment Count 18 comments on Sun Oct 26, 2014 at 06:36 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Health workers remove the body of Prince Nyentee, a 29-year-old man local residents ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2014 at 02:30 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
Remember the Grand GOP experiment to "Cut Government waste" -- the 8 to 10% budgets cuts across the board for all Federal Agencies, irregardless of individual effectiveness or importance of mission?
by jamess
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Oct 01, 2014 at 10:22 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Coal exists in vast amounts in the earth's crust, and it represents an enormous energy resource. However, climate change considerations dictate that we must not emit CO2 into the atmosphere. That ...
by Tim DeLaney
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Aug 11, 2014 at 07:55 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
In December 2004, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lectured American troops worried about vital equipment shortages plaguing U.S. combat forces in Iraq. "You go to war with the army you have," ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun May 25, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . Washington and Kabul have, for endless months , been performing a strange ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 07:26 AM PST with 3 Recommends
Considering myself a hard-core political junkie, I was quite surprised to hear about a new-to-me federal program that has become part of the budget debate in Washington, DC. It's called PILT (...
by Zappatero
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 11:08 AM PST with 33 Recommends
Sequestration, a terrible idea that took a meataxe to the budget, across the board cuts to every part. Cuts so severe that no one in their right minds would try to implement such a terrible plan. ...
by CwV
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 10:10 AM PST with 15 Recommends
During negotiations on reopening the government, Republicans wanted cuts to the Tricare program , which provides health insurance to service members and veterans: Later that night, in staff-level ...
by ericf
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 03:30 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
At least for now. That is what is being reported in the New York Times. Patty Murray and Paul Ryan and the others are looking small and incremental, building a budget compromise rather than ...
by TomP
Comment Count 185 comments on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:43 AM PDT with 145 Recommends
There's been something nagging at me throughout the latest Republican-manufactured budget crisis, but up until now it was unclear what that is. Now, it's becoming increasingly clear. It's the ...
by wdrath
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 09:10 AM PDT with 11 Recommends