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2011 Budget

Andrea Stone

Intelligence 'Black Budget' Cost Taxpayers $54.6 Billion in 2011 | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appropriated a whopping $54.6 billion for classified intelligence operations in 2011, an increase over the previous two years. ...

The War On Soft Power

Foreign Policy | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama and Congress struggled until the 11th hour to agree on budget cuts that would avert a government shutdown. The ...

2011 Budget Battle: Obama Wins While Democrats Lose

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Although both sides claimed victory after agreeing on a 2011 Federal budget minutes before the April 8th deadline, it was a smashing win for Republicans and a huge loss for Democrats.

Harry Reid: Boehner Afraid Of Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed on Sunday that GOP leaders, and particularly Speaker of the House John Boehner, were allowing themselves to ...

WATCH: HuffPost's Ryan Grim Talks The Government Shutdown Blame Game

Huff TV | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Ryan Grim stopped by MSNBC's "NewsNation With Tamron Hall" to discuss a potential government shutdown, which will be imminent should Republ...

Elise Foley

Democrats Warm To GOP's Short-Term Budget Cuts | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a stopgap spending bill on Friday afternoon that would avert a government shutdown for two weeks while making...

The GOP's Declaration of War

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

GOP lawmakers are using their version of the 2011 budget extension proposal to strip the federal government of virtually all its capacity to regulate public health threats and environmental abuse.

Howard Fineman: 'Republican Leaders In The House May Have Outsmarted Themselves' On Budget

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

With a potential government shutdown looming on March 4, the budget discussion for 2011 appears a lot more pressing than the fight for 2012. HuffPost'...

Jason Linkins

The Obama Press Conference In Five Minutes | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Did you miss today's surprise White House presser between President Barack Obama and the White House press corps? Because it ended up being an essential part of Budget Kabuki Week.

Budget Season Overview

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats in the last Congress could have passed the 2011 budget, but they did not. They punted, leaving the door open for Republicans to do what they will with the budget for both this year and for FY 2012.

Jason Linkins

Obama Goes Back To The Future To Sell His Budget | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, on Budget Kabuki Day, President Barack Obama twice referred to the level of discretionary spending in his proposed budget for fiscal 2012 as the "lowest share of the economy since Dwight Eisenhower was president."

First-Person Politician: Video Game Politics and the Battle of the Budgets

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Part of a leader's job is to challenge popular illusions, not reinforce them. The fate of Democrats is sealed if they lose touch with a reality that's shared by the millions of Americans who are impoverished or jobless. For them, this isn't a game.

Open Letter to the President and Congress: Do not cut 'Save America's Treasures'

Melinda Gopher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gopher

The official projects of Save America's Treasures tell our nation's story; these projects illustrate our past and give us a foundational understanding of who we are as a people.

The Yemen Challenge

Nicholas van Praag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nicholas van Praag

Yemen is in trouble. A worrying mix of security-related and economic crises has the potential to destabilize the country.

Senate Budget Committee Sees Prevention of Global Crises as Secondary With 2011 International Affairs Budget

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Samuel A. Worthington

Just when we're hearing that countries around the world have a renewed hope in American leadership on global issues, the Senate Budget Committee has a...

Has Obama Created A Social Security 'Death Panel'?

Nieman Watchdog | Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and the leadership in Congress have delegated enormous, unaccountable authority to 18 unrepresentative, inordinately wealthy individua...

The Bomb in Obama's Budget

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Obama has stated that job creation and economic recovery are his administration's short-term priorities. His 2011 budget, however, fails to offset lost growth potential, higher unemployment, and service cuts at the local level.

The President's 2011 Budget Priorities: Cut Poverty and Promote Opportunity

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Laracy

What's most remarkable about the president's budget proposal is that low-income kids and families stand out as a clear priority.

White House To 'Rebalance' Relationship Between Government And Contractors

Federal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House's 2011 budget proposal will "rebalance" the relationship between the government and its contractors through more oversight and insourc...

Weekly Audit: Attack of the Imaginary Budget Demons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger On Feb. 1, President Barack Obama unveiled his 2011 budget proposal. While conservative pundits reacted with ...

Obama Budget Unexpectedly Bolsters War On Drugs

Raw Story | Stephen C. Webster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was not long ago when President Barack Obama's new drug czar, former Seattle police chief Gil Kerlikowske, swept into Washington, D.C. and declared...

Obama's Budget Includes $237 Million For Thomson Correctional Center

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama on Monday will propose a $3.8-trillion fiscal 2011 federal budget that includes $237 million for the purchase and upgrading of a priso...

Afghanistan War Shapes Engorged Defense Budget While Domestic Programs Freeze

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

War spending is exempt from the president's proposed spending freeze, despite President Obama's statement at West Point that, "we can't simply afford to ignore the price of these wars."

Obama's 2011 budget: what's in it for the clean energy sector

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

President Obama unveiled his 2011 budget today requesting from Congress a multi-trillion dollar spending plan for the federal government. The spendin...

"Space Taxis" May Replace NASA Moon Missions

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

President Barack Obama is no longer shooting for the moon, with a budget plan that aborts a symbolic but expensive lunar program and spends $6 billion...