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  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • National debt has doubled since financial crisis: budget office

    This year the federal debt will be double what it was before the financial crisis, Congress' budget scorekeeper projected Wednesday morning.

  • Illinois DNR to use $1.7M grant on recreation

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program. The department says it will use the $1.74 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide additional...

  • You're not crazy, parents: Textbook prices have soared since you were in college, and here's why

    How on Earth have textbooks become so wildly expensive?

  • Export-Import Bank officials, while campaigning to save export subsidies, bust through travel budget

    Being the chief export subsidizer in the country carries lots of responsibilities including, apparently, barnstorming the country to try and rally the businesses you subsidize to push lawmakers to keep the subsidies flowing. This ain't cheap.

  • What happened to $619 billion? Don't ask the federal government

    Federal agencies failed to account for $619 billion in grants and loans by not reporting the spending at all or reporting it incorrectly or late, according to an internal government watchdog.



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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  • Voter Intensity Strongly Against Obamacare

    A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare.  On the flip side,...

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