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  • Ryan hoping for 'singles and doubles' if Republicans win control of Senate

    Republicans may not be able to hit home runs if they take over the Senate in November, but Paul Ryan says he hopes his party can hit singles and doubles when it comes to spending and taxing.

  • World faces slow growth or another crisis, former central bankers warn

    The Geneva Report on the World Economy published Monday notes that, contrary to popular belief, the world is becoming more indebted in the wake of the debt-fueled 2008 financial crisis, not less.

  • Earmarks never went away --- they changed addresses

    Lawmakers now haggle with executive branch officials for funds rather than each other through a process known as "letter-marking" or "phone-marking."

  • Illinois among top in US for campaign ad spending

    CHICAGO (AP) — If it seems as though the number of political ads on television has ramped up markedly this election, now there's concrete proof. Fueled by a neck-and-neck contest for governor including a wealthy Republican candidate with money to burn, Illinois has seen a roughly 30 percent...

  • Outside election spending nears $230m

    Outside interest group spending is set to break records for a midterm election.

  • GOP heads into midterms without detailed conservative manifesto

    House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.

  • Fiscal hawks' problem: Shrinking debt

    The Treasury faces a long-term budget hole as rising healthcare, Social Security and interest payments take their toll.

  • GOP bill would avert fed shutdown till Dec. 11

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak. The spending measure will also extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank to continue...

  • Harry Reid is mad that Republicans didn't obstruct his bill

    After Monday's bipartisan 79-18 vote, Reid vented to reporters that Republicans were trying to "stall" the Senate, indicating that he never intended for the campaign finance amendment by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., to go to a real floor debate.

  • Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face a shortened September session with a tight must-do list: Pass a temporary spending bill to fund federal...

  • CHART: Government share of U.S. health spending surging under Obamacare

    The government's share of U.S. health spending is expected to surge over the next decade as President Obama's healthcare law expands insurance coverage and more Americans become eligible for Medicare, according to a report from actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published...

  • Health care spending in Massachusetts on the rise

    BOSTON (AP) — A new report Tuesday offered a mixed diagnosis on health care costs in Massachusetts, finding that while total spending continued to grow faster than inflation, the increase stayed well within parameters set by the state. The Center for Health Information and Analysis, created by...

  • US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this...

  • Frequent frankers in Congress face tough re-election fights

    A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.

  • Congress: Yes to pork, no to cutting debt

    Many say lawmakers are missing an opportunity to trim pork, waste and duplicative services from the budget.



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