By Susan Ferrechio | 10/29/13 11:41 AM
The National Park Service has a massive backlog of maintenance projects it cannot afford to address even as it continues to spend hundreds of millions of dollars acquiring thousands of additional acres of new park land that has drawn little interest from the public.
10/29/13 07:07 AM
(thehill.com) A group of Senate Democrats is slated Tuesday to introduce a plan allowing the president to raise the debt ceiling without the approval of Congress — a tactic dubbed the McConnell Rule. The plan hinges on a solution devised by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/25/13 06:11 PM
President Obama on Friday sought to frame the next fiscal fight ahead of a congressional budget conference committee, downplaying GOP concerns about the deficit and pushing instead for investments he says will bolster the middle class. During a visit to Brooklyn, N.Y., Obama toured Pathways in...
By Meghashyam Mali | 10/25/13 03:02 PM
President Obama on Friday spoke with Democratic leaders ahead of next week's House-Senate budget conference, urging them to back policies that bolster the economy and middle class jobs, the White House announced. Obama spoke to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Minority Leader...
By Joseph Lawler | 10/25/13 12:05 PM
American consumers' attitudes are as negative as they have been all year, according to University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters data released Friday morning. The consumer sentiment index, based on a poll of 500 U.S. households, slipped from 77.5 in September to 73.2 in October, missing...
By Joseph Lawler | 10/25/13 05:38 AM
As soon as the ink was dry on the agreement to lift the debt ceiling, President Obama turned to an outside source, Fitch Ratings, to criticize Congress for allowing the government to come within days of defaulting on its debt.
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