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Congress Seeks to Strip Protections From Gray Wolves and Other Endangered Species

Earthjustice | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green

The current U.S. Congress is a minefield for all of our core environmental protection laws, including the Endangered Species Act. More than 80 bills and amendments have already been introduced this year in the U.S. House and Senate to weaken this vital law.

The Average Cost of a Thanksgiving Grocery List Is $69.01

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business

By Ashley Redmond, Contributor There are few celebrations as cherished as Thanksgiving. It's the second favorite American holiday next to Chris...

4 Ways to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

GoGirl Finance | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
GoGirl Finance

There's an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you're calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love.

Must-Pass Spending Bill No Place for Controversial Riders

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

The parade of outrageous riders that have been attached to appropriations bills so far reflects just how far Republicans will go in trying to hold a must-pass spending bill hostage to unpopular, ideological measures.

Buying These Organic Foods Is A Waste Of Money

Thrillist | Posted 11.20.2015 | Taste

If you don't want to eat food that's riddled with chemicals, but also value your paycheck, here is a list of foods you never need to buy organic.

Save $20,000 or More Every Year. Forever.

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty
Natalie Pace

Everyone I know, with this exception of one person who lost her husband at the age of 57 from a sudden heart attack, has lost their life insurance after giving the insurance company hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of dollars.

How To Survive The Cost Of Friendsgiving Season

SALT | Posted 11.18.2015 | College

We all know what Thanksgiving entails--turkey, pies, family, friends, acceptable overeating, and leading up to and directly after the event, a whole l...

A Showdown Over Policy Riders Could Still Trigger a Shutdown

Robert Weissman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Now that Congress has agreed to an overall budget for the next two years and raised the debt ceiling until 2017, and the U.S. House of Representatives has a new speaker in U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the early conventional wisdom is that Washington has finally and mercifully turned the corner on governing by crisis.

Get Financially Fit to Buy Your First Home

Bob Stammers | Posted 11.13.2015 | Money
Bob Stammers

While spring is often the time that most people look for houses with the intent to buy, fall and winter are the best time to plan a purchase and determine if you are financially fit to be a homeowner.

Rand Paul Is Right On Defense

William Hartung | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

Restricting the Pentagon to its core missions, rooting out waste in the department, and using force as a tool of last resort is an approach that conservatives and liberals alike should be able to support. Rand Paul deserves credit for putting this issue on the agenda.

How Budget Shenanigans Put Clean Water Rules In Jeopardy

Chris Espinosa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Chris Espinosa

Congress should pass a clean omnibus bill free of ideological riders, especially those attacking clean water rules that ensure our lifeblood -- our drinking water -- is healthy for generations to come.

A Stronger Case for Restoring Housing Vouchers

Douglas Rice | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Douglas Rice

Interim results from the first rigorous, large-scale evaluation of alternative strategies to reduce homelessness among families with children found that vouchers sharply reduce homelessness and housing instability, and do so much more effectively than the other interventions.

Paul Ryan's Plan For A Budget: Let Every Republican Decide

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

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"Women on the Run" May Face More Struggles Due to Court Backlog

B. Shaw Drake | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
B. Shaw Drake

The backlog leaves many women in a state of legal limbo for years, separated from children and loved ones and unable to move forward with their lives. On average, they will wait three years for their case to be resolved.

Paul Ryan Threatens To Use Power Of The Purse Ahead Of Potential Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) left the door open on Tuesday to allowing controversial riders to be added to a forthcomi...

Guess What Time It Is? Time to Develop Your 2016 Business Budget

Melinda Emerson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

If you’re already thinking about what you need to do to prepare for the new year, kudos to you. Doing so now will keep you from feeling the time...

Paul Ryan Mad About Budget Bill His Staff Helped Write

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

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Boehner Defends His Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

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Paul Ryan Wants to Shut Down the Government, Permanently

Dean Baker | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

Unless reporters give Ryan a pop quiz, they really don't know what he knows about the budget, but they do know what he says. In addition to wanting to privatize both Social Security and Medicare, Ryan has indicated that he essentially wants to shut down the federal government.

N.C. Budget Eludes Low Income Earners

Mousa Alshanteer | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Mousa Alshanteer

The misguided belief by Governor McCrory, and the state legislators who applauded him, that "our economy is improving" may be the basis of a biennial budget, and its attendant legislation, which will further undermine the complete realization of an economic recovery for all North Carolinians.

Defense Veto Opens Door to Ending Pentagon Slush Fund

William Hartung | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

This is a fight about what happens in the future, not the present. By implying otherwise, the president's opponents are playing politics with defense, the precise thing they have (wrongly) charged the administration with doing.

Raising Revenues Must Be Central Goal of Budget Talks

Frank Clemente | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics
Frank Clemente

To create a budget that works for everyone - and not just wealthy special interests - Congress needs to raise significant revenue instead of cutting services. It's time for a more balanced approach to budgeting.

Thinking Beyond the California Comeback: A Roadmap for Broadening Economic Opportunity and Security

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

Achieving economic security -- affording the basics, withstanding a job loss or weathering other life uncertainties and planning for the future with college or retirement savings -- relies on access to thriving communities.

Act Now to Save on Holiday Gifts - Before Halloween

MoneyTips | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business

It may be annoying to see Christmas displays in stores before Halloween, but that does not mean that early shopping for Christmas presents is a bad idea.

John Kasich Unveils Tax Plan, Vows To Balance Budget Within Eight Years

AP | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich vowed Thursday to balance the federal budget within eight years as part of a ...