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  • Afghan aid is dropping, but how fast is too fast?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian assistance to Afghanistan was always slated to shrink with America's military footprint, but U.S. aid officials were caught off-guard when Congress, upset by testy relations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, slashed civilian aid by 50 percent this year. War-weary...

  • Senate confirms housing chief to run budget office

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's housing chief as the new director of the White House budget office, completing a second-term Cabinet shuffle. In his new job, Shaun Donovan will be responsible for preparing Obama's annual budget request and reviewing...

  • Congress signals it will change law to speed up deportations of children

    Congressional lawmakers signaled Thursday that a $3.7 billion spending measure to cope with the immigrant surge at the border will include a provision allowing speedier deportations of thousands of minors.

  • Highlights of Pennsylvania's 2014-15 budget

    Highlights of the $29 billion spending package signed by Gov. Tom Corbett for the fiscal year that started July 1. Comparisons are to the budget approved for the previous fiscal year: THE BIG PICTURE — Authorizes a spending increase of $651 million, or 2.3 percent, to $29 billion over last...

  • NY public authorities' spending rises $1.5B

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report shows New York's 46 state public authorities spent $30.3 billion in operating expenses last year, up $1.5 billion over 2012. The state Authorities Budget Office says the spending has risen 17.6 percent since 2009 while staffing has declined by more than 2,800...

  • Hogan to use public financing in governor's race

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Larry Hogan will use public campaign finance money for his general election run for governor of Maryland, a move that will effectively tap out the state's fund unless it is replenished, a state elections board official said Wednesday. Hogan, who used public...

  • Report: Detroit art valued at more than $4.6B

    DETROIT (AP) — Treasures in the Detroit Institute of Arts eyed for sale by some creditors in the city's historic bankruptcy could be worth more than $4.6 billion, but likely would fetch a quarter of that or less in a forced liquidation, according to a new report. The evaluation given this...

  • Missouri transportation projects approved for tax

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials pledged Wednesday to rebuild hundreds of bridges, pave thousands of miles of roads and improve dozens of airports and sidewalks around the state if voters approve a transportation sales tax next month. The state Highways and Transportation...

  • Detroit targets businesses' overdue water bills

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is putting businesses on notice that it will shut off water service if they don't pay their bills following recent efforts to crack down on residential customers who are in arrears. The department plans to send warning letters this week...

  • NJ Transit approves budget that keeps fares flat

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit has approved a budget that includes no fare hikes for the fifth consecutive year. The agency's board of directors unanimously approved the spending plan during Wednesday's monthly meeting in Newark. The $2 billion operating budget contains no fare...

  • Police nearing contract amid Detroit bankruptcy

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit and a union representing police officers are moving toward reaching a multi-year contract agreement as part of talks during the city's bankruptcy case. Federal mediators announced an agreement Tuesday night with the Detroit Police Officers Association on "important core...

  • Obama asks Congress for $3.7 billion to handle border crisis

    President Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to respond to the immigration crisis at the Texas border — nearly twice as much as early reports expected him to request.

  • Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political...

  • New York to add $3B windfall to state budget

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is poised to collect nearly $3.3 billion from a recent record settlement with France's largest bank, and the Cuomo administration plans to add it to the state's general fund. It's more than enough to fund the state's prison system or its child welfare programs for...

  • After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As Detroit struggles to climb out of bankruptcy, another Michigan city with strong ties to the auto industry may be about to fall into the same hole. Flint, the birthplace of General Motors that once had 200,000 residents, has also endured a spectacular drop in population...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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