More Budgets and Deficits Articles

  • Transportation tax tops Missouri primary ballot

    A Missouri primary that lacks competition for the only statewide office on the ballot nonetheless has generated considerable attention because of proposals seeking to raise taxes for transportation and create constitutional protections for farmers.

  • Meeting doesn't solve Philly school funding crisis

    A meeting Monday of top Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Corbett produced little progress toward freeing a stalled tax bill that Philadelphia officials say is critical to opening the city's schools on time.

  • Feds grant Florida 3-year Medicaid renewal

    The federal government has granted a three-year renewal of Florida's Medicaid managed care program.

  • North Carolina legislature in limbo without adjournment plan

    The North Carolina House and Senate spent weeks this summer unable to agree on a state budget. Now their inability to agree on how to adjourn could leave this year's session in more confusion.

  • Newsflash! Medicare is still going bankrupt, and taking Uncle Sam with it

    It's becoming a ritual. Medicare trustees release an annual report projecting bankruptcy at some point in the not-so-distant future. And America yawns.

  • Firm running California federal charity drive misspent millions in donations, including buying a house

    At least half of the $4 million in expenses claimed by the California arm of the federal government's workplace charity campaign was spent on inappropriate or unknown items, according to a government watchdog report.

  • Florida utility asks for OK to pass on nuclear charges

    JUNO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida Power & Light Co. is asking the state to allow it to charge customers for costs related to two proposed nuclear reactors. It's the seventh straight year FPL is making such a request to the Florida Public Service Commission. Under the proposal going before...

  • Dismantling California nuke plant will cost $4.4b

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dismantling the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California will take two decades and cost $4.4 billion, but spent radioactive fuel will be held at the site indefinitely, according to a game plan from Southern California Edison. The price tag could make it the most...

  • Here's what Senate Democrats plan to say about the cost of climate change

    Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray circulated a memo Friday outlining talking points for Democrats to use about how climate change affects federal spending and budgeting.

  • Congress passes highway bill hours before deadline

    After several delays, Congress voted late Thursday to keep federal highway money flowing to states just hours ahead of a midnight deadline.

  • Congress oks VA, highway bills, not border measure

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States. Faring far better, a...

  • What you should know about the federal highway bill

    With Congress poised this week to pass a temporary measure to fund road, transit and rail programs, it likely will have a greater direct impact on Americans than most congressional initiatives this year.

  • Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time'

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class....

  • The months around the government shutdown posted the best economic growth of the recovery

    Last year's government shutdown coincided with the strongest economic growth of the economic recovery, data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis Wednesday show.

  • Four reasons Congress may not pass the border bill before recess

    Though both Democrats and Republicans in Congress want to address the recent influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border before the August recess starts, a deal looks farther away than ever.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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