After months of delay, Congress unveiled its plans for funding the federal government in 2016. NASA will fare extraordinarily well. The space agency will receive $19.3 billion--nearly $1.3 billion more than it did last year. Congress went to bat for NASA and pulled out a bigger increase than anyone expected.
The president must understand a simple fact: Fossil fuels have to stay in the ground.
Small business owners like me don't want guesses. We want certainty. So I'm not going to make predictions for next year. I'm going to list 6 things that are definitely, absolutely, guaranteed going to happen next year.
The holidays hit homeless youth hard. Everywhere they look, people are spending money, showing loved ones how much they care, heading home for big feasts. If you're a kid with no money, no loved ones, and no home, the songs piped into every store can sting.
As a member of Congress and the head of a social security advocacy group, we believe that it's time to take action to ensure that seniors, veterans, workers who have been forced to stop work as the result of serious and permanent disabilities, and others receive a badly needed raise.
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For 40 years, Republicans and some Democrats have been demanding an end to the ban on crude oil exports. The omnibus bill lifts that ban just as the world community meeting in Paris agreed that emissions released from fossil fuels must be lowered if the planet is to escape incineration.
For two weeks, world leaders congregated in Paris for a meeting about how to save the planet from climate change. Cloaked with moral rectitude and scientific certainty, President Obama claimed he holds the key to preventing global catastrophe.
This week Congress got something done. Our country's legislators reached across the aisle and passed a landmark bill that will increase the federal funding of Alzheimer's research by $350 million next year.
Speaking of Queen Padme, how is it possible that royals can be elected to the Senate (from Naboo)? Imagine the Queen of Nevada taking her place in Washington D.C. in the upper chamber of the legislature. The Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves.
Kennedy's voice was an instrument of extraordinary range, stretching in volume from a whisper or a low murmur audible only to the ear at which it is aimed to a full-volume bassoon that can fill a convention hall without a microphone, and in tone, from hortatory, urging the audience on, to rowdy, as if on a roll with a joke, or, on occasion, angry.
While major hurdles have been cleared with the Obama administration's executive actions, much remains to be done.
The "omnibus" budget for the next year is out. Here are some of the winners and losers.
Marijuana legal reforms are now becoming if not commonplace in Washington, at least solidly within the realm of the conceivable. Both Republicans and Democrats are beginning to realize that big changes need to be made in the federal government's decades-long War On Weed.
The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.
In some ways, it seems nothing short of a holiday miracle that gray wolves in Wyoming and the Great Lakes region have been spared from the annual year...