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Mitt Romney Wants To Cut Pretty Much All Arts Spending

Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts
Lucas Kavner

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngIn a recent interview, Mitt Romney said cutting all federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, PBS, and NPR would be a "focus" of his administration.

Republicans' Biggest Fear: Proof That Government Spending Works, Destroying Their Brand

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If major job-creating legislation is passed, and millions of jobs are indeed created, the right-wing economic catechism that government spending and counter-cyclical deficit spending do not work will be vanquished.

Sam Stein

Obama: I'm Sure Boehner 'Will See The Light' On Infrastructure | Sam Stein | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Recent changes in rhetoric from Republicans on Capitol Hill have provided a sliver of hope about the prospects of getting an infrastruct...

Sam Stein

GOP Freshmen Lobby For Millions In Government Cash | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Alex Becker WASHINGTON -- For years, Tennessee lawmakers have advocated for the construction of a major port on the northwest cor...

Lila Shapiro

GOP Spending Plan Will Cost Private Sector Jobs, Economist Says | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With 13.9 million Americans out of work and a looming deficit, House republicans have proposed a plan to cut $61 billion from current spending levels....

Hal Rogers, 'Prince Of Pork,' To Be Appointed GOP Chairman Of House Appropriations Committee

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Kentucky congressman who has honed his skills at winning pork-barrel projects is in line to head the House committee that will spearhead the Republi...

GOP Could Pick 'Prince Of Pork' To Become Next House Appropriations Committee Chairman

ABC News | Jonathan Karl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, who will Republicans choose to run the committee that controls the government's purse strings? Will it be a proven deficit hawk? A fiscal conser...

Why Republicans Aren't Serious About The Deficit: Bruce Bartlett

The Fiscal Times | Bruce Bartlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of the most far-reaching political consequences of the recent fight over the Affordable Care Act is that it was the final step in the total transf...

Sam Stein

John Boehner Twice Refuses To Say Whether He'd Ban Earmarks As House Speaker | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 21-page blueprint for governance that House Republicans introduced this week has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans alike for lacki...

Ryan Grim

GOP Teams With McCaskill To Freeze Spending | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters Tuesday that "a hundred percent of the Republicans on the Appropriations Committee" woul...

Florida GOP Credit Card Statements Reveal Lavish State Party Spending

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

AP - While former state GOP chairman Jim Greer had a penchant for staying at places like the Ritz-Carlton and the Waldorf-Astoria, his predecessor was...

Sam Stein

Some Republicans Fret That Opposition To New Obama Measures Could Seriously Backfire | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some senior Republican strategists and party veterans are beginning to fret that the party's refusal to work with President Obama, even when he crosse...

Even Robert Novak Admits: GOP Still Loves Pork

Washington Post | Robert Novak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When House Republicans convene behind closed doors today at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., they have a chance to make two bold...