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Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) was not impressed. The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act this week, and while much of the ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 25 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 01:24 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
Will Republicans cut Pell Grants and saddle students with more debt? Congressional Republicans have passed a budget. Now the real fight starts. The budget is a statement of priorities, but how much ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 09:15 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
Rep. Chris Van Hollen The House has started working on spending bills, and of course has started with the most important thing ever: defense. But they encountered a big hiccup right out of the box, ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 09:19 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
The budget conference between House and Senate is in ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 09:21 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Something new for John Boehner to sweat.
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 61 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 06:57 AM PDT with 44 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
The United States of America has the largest military budget of all countries on Earth. It pays 37%--more than one third--of all the money on Earth which pays for war and defense. This is but one of ...
by Rick San
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 03:17 PM PST with 7 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Such a long, long time ago Barack Obama was a fresh national candidate, out on the campaign trail and the reality as our first black president far from certain. ...
by paradox
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 03, 2015 at 08:44 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Congress turns its back on domestic priorities. The House and Senate ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 60 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 07:38 AM PST with 40 Recommends
NOTE TO READERS: My essay “Living Into The Questions,” leads off the Americans for The Arts’ blog salon about “The Beauty in Change: Considering Aesthetics in Creative Social Change Work.” ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 08:37 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one” - A.J. Liebling My father Bob Wilson took this to heart, and bought one and started his own newspaper, the Prairie Post of Maroa, ...
by Prairie Post
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 04:04 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Dick Cheney is the herpes of American politics: he never goes away and periodically resurfaces only to subject the nation to painful and embarrassing flare-ups. So it is with his latest irritating ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Oct 07, 2014 at 11:57 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
If the photographs emerging ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 171 comments on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 07:07 AM PDT with 171 Recommends
Boy, Dick Cheney really ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 303 comments on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 12:05 PM PDT with 229 Recommends
Donna Cassata of ABC News reports that the House Defies Pentagon on Defense Spending. The House ignored White House threats to veto their bill and authorized $495.8 billion for the core defense ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri May 23, 2014 at 07:40 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Paul Ryan wants less for America. His budget makes it crystal clear: Ryan's vision for the nation is entirely in the negative, full of services he ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 47 comments on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 08:21 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
For the roughly forty years of the Cold War, the defense establishment of the United States had a remarkable degree of stability in terms of defense requirements. Everyone knew who the bad guys were,
by Bookends
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 03:07 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
On Monday Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced substantial budget cuts for the military. Dick Cheney claimed the cuts are "dangerous" and said that Obama would rather spend the money on food ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 10:46 AM PST with 6 Recommends
Dick Cheney is all concerned that President Barack Obama is going to hurt the military and not support our troops by supporting food stamps for hungry people, including said troops. No doubt in ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 52 comments on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 12:10 PM PST with 33 Recommends
It's about time Progressives got their day in the public arena. Afterall everyone, and their brother, gets a say -- the Tea Party group, the Family Values group, the Republican Repealers group, The ...
by jamess
Comment Count 48 comments on Sat Nov 30, 2013 at 10:12 AM PST with 66 Recommends