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Budget Proposal

President's Budget Boosts Funding to Fight Deep Poverty

LaDonna Pavetti | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics
LaDonna Pavetti

Recognizing the long-term consequences that children face when they live in deep poverty the President's budget includes new initiatives to help deeply poor families improve their circumstances and prevent other families from falling into such poverty.

Elise Foley

Obama Budget Proposes Reducing Detention Mandate | Elise Foley | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration proposed in its budget on Tuesday that it should maintain fewer beds for detaining immigrants, hitting a contro...

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Targets Booze And Tobacco | Sam Stein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday morning released a Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal that contains a variety of new tax provisions to p...

Three Hidden Time Bombs in the GOP's Medicare Budget

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

One terrible plan, three dreadful secrets. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said very, very nice things about this budget. In fact, all of the GOP's leaders have been bragging about it. Since they're so proud of it, why don't they tell more people what it really does?

FULL TEXT: Obama's New Budget Proposal

Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday for 2013 that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction ...

Woe to You, Legislators!

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president's fiscal message this week was on point, and will have to be repeated over and over again in the months ahead against all the pressures to compromise.

Ryan Grim

NLRB: White House Muzzled Us In Budget Debate | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House Republicans targeted the budget of the National Labor Relations Board last month, the agency shot back, warning that such cut...

Sam Stein

House GOP Will Introduce Its Own Budget | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day after being ridiculed by President Obama for not having a budget of their own, the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives annou...