By Associated Press | 12/11/13 11:02 AM
A leading congressional deficit hawk says a bipartisan budget agreement hammered out on Capitol Hill is mostly a patch-work approach that fails to address wasteful spending that is contributing to a ballooning federal debt. Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma says the accord announced by...
By Charlie Spiering | 12/11/13 10:33 AM
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., signaled disappointment with the House and Senate budget deal reached late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. "I'm sure its the best Paul could get, but it's not anything I can support," Coburn said, pointing to the billions in dollars of...
By Scot Faulkner | 12/10/13 02:43 PM
Ideological battles over the budget have proven to be nonstarters. To paraphrase an earlier political maxim: It’s the management, stupid! Republicans must regain their credibility. They are opposing reasonable cuts to the bureaucratically bloated Department of Defense and squandering...
By Tom Coburn | 12/05/13 06:04 PM
Across America, families are tightening their belts, setting priorities and making hard choices in order to make ends meet. That's exactly what the American people expect of Congress. Our refusal to demonstrate leadership in this area – and our tone deafness – is a major reason why our...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/03/13 05:21 AM
The Department of Homeland Security, the agency charged with protecting the federal government from cyber attacks, is itself vulnerable to such threats because its own outdated computers lack even the basic protections needed to fend off hackers, a new report shows.
By Tom Coburn | 11/20/13 04:05 PM
In politics, nothing matters more than ideas. Ideas matter. Ideas have consequences. Look at what's happening with Obamacare. It's a failure not just of a law, but of an idea, and a set of assumptions about government's ability to solve problems. No matter how many times this idea has been...
By Editorial Writer | 11/02/13 09:54 AM
Medicare isn't supposed to provide death benefits but it does. Here’s how it works: You die and then benefits continue to be paid to you. It is a pretty comprehensive program. Lots of doctors keep getting payments after they die as well. These are not, it should be noted, “official”...
By Mark Tapscott | 11/01/13 08:36 AM
There are 78 inspectors general toiling away in major federal departments and independent agencies, tasked with exposing waste, fraud and abuse in government.
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