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3 hrs ago | US News & World Report
In order to repel terrorism in Afghanistan, the State Department needs funds to support quality of life and stability, says House Budget Committee Ranking Member Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.
Could you survive the end of civilization?
Should states lower the drinking age to 18?
7 hrs ago | Tri-cityherald.com
But the going is getting rougher. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she would withhold support from any compromise to ease across-the-board cuts until Republicans also agree to renew expiring unemployment benefits for America's long-term jobless, adding a major complication.
8 hrs ago | The Kansas City Star
"This project has brought together the governor's office, lawmakers, labor and the business community - working together for a valuable and meaningful goal.
13 hrs ago | News Democrat
Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a December 13 deadline to produce, well, something.
16 hrs ago | Townhall
Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war? In the conventional narrative of American politics, conservatives are obsessed with social issues.
A US House-Senate budget committee is close to finalizing a plan on federal spending for the next two years that would provide the Pentagon and other federal agencies some relief from automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.
With the clock ticking toward a Dec. 13 deadline to report to Congress, the bipartisan conference committee led by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is weighing a plan that would set spending levels for fiscal 2014 and 2015.
In this Congress, the partisan battles surrounding fiscal policy have been fought through a series of "cliffs," "ceilings," and other assorted deadlines.
By driving more fuel-efficient cars and by driving fewer miles than they did back before the 2008-09 recession, Americans are starving federal funding for highways and commuter rail and bus systems across the nation.
Corporate CEOs are growing more optimistic about the economy, and a budget deal in Washington would help push next year's growth higher, according to Business Roundtable survey released Wednesday.
They've been slabs of red meat to the Republican base, but have served little practical purpose, as differences have only deepened with the Democratic Senate.
Michael Walter King is remanded into custody after being sentenced Tuesday in King County Superior Court.
RYAN, MURRAY POTENTIALLY CLOSER TO A BUDGET DEAL . Manu Raju and Jake Sherman report, "The two congressional budget leaders - Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray - are considering a plan that would give relief to some of the domestic and defense programs most burdened by the sequester through 2015 by replacing those cuts with budgetary savings in ... (more)
If Hobby Lobby persuades U.S. Supreme Court justices that it shouldn't have to pay for some forms of birth control because it would violate religious principles, well, the end would be near in terms of women's health care! So say liberals who are wringing their hands over the prospect of Hobby Lobby winning its case.
Eager to find new revenues to fend off automatic spending cuts next month, Republicans are embracing an increase to the so-called Sept.
Leaders of the congressional budget conference are considering a small-scale deal to set spending levels and replace "sequester" cuts for the next two years, Politico reports .
President of Americans for Tax Reform Grover Norquist, right, speaks with editor Brian Kelly and others during a lunch at the U.S. News & World Report offices Monday in Georgetown.