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Is There a Thaw in the Budget Fight? And, If So, What Was That About?!!?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The plates of the debate seem to be shifting in ways that could be positive, though virtually all the signals are mixed.

What The Government Shutdown ACTUALLY Means For Education

| Jackie Mader | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the short term, most schools will likely be unaffected by the federal government shutd...

Boehner Averts Questions After House Vote

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Shortly after the House voted in favor of requesting conference with the Senate, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) left much to be desired in a brief pres...

Poll Reveals Most Would Blame GOP 'Spoiled Children' For Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

Most Americans would blame congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama for a shutdown, and many Americans view the GOP as acting like...

Sam Stein

House GOP Will Try To Alter Obamacare Again If Senate Rejects Current Attempt

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even if the House of Representatives has to pass a third version of a continuing resolution to fund the government, it will include a pr...

Sam Stein

Flu-Monitoring Program Would Be Halted By Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the government shuts down in the absence of a budget agreement, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be unable t...

Sam Stein

House Republicans Unlikely To Touch Obamacare In Next Government Funding Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now comes the waiting. With the Senate set to dispatch an always-futile effort to pass government funding legislation that defunds t...

Sam Stein

Democrats Divided Over Next Big Budget Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Democrats wait to see whether and how House Republicans will target the president's health care law during ongoing budget negotiation...

Advocating for the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

This multiplier effect has been discussed for decades. We know that arts organizations are critical for local restaurants, parking, taxis, hotels, etc. Yet it is equally clear that the economic importance of the arts is not fully understood in most cities across the globe.

A Transitional Decade

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The leadership of the Metropolitan Opera recently announced that they were lowering most of their ticket prices for next season. At the same time, they announced that it is now clear that their highly successful movie theater broadcasts are cannibalizing ticket sales for their live performances.

Chelsea Kiene

Ted Cruz: Defund Obamacare Or Risk Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz says that he is expecting a vote Wednesday on his amendment to defund Obamacare until economic growth is restored, adding ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Passes Continuing Resolution To Fund Government, Protect Defense Against Sequester Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to keep the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year, seeking to avert ...

The New Model, Part 2

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.25.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Yes, the world is changing -- it has always been changing. Tastes change, needs change. We must adapt to new technologies, new art forms, new ways of communicating.

Fareed Zakaria: Government Funding Of Science Benefits Taxpayers

The Washington Post | Posted 06.22.2012 | Science

"It’s hard to find any good economic news these days. Europe is teetering on the brink; emerging markets such as China, Brazil and India are slowing...

They're Paving Paradise

Thomas Fisher | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Thomas Fisher

The old Joni Mitchell line, "You don't know what you've got till it's gone" applies to public higher education these days. Most states have dramatically cut financial support of their research universities.

Lynne Peeples

Lead Poisoning Threshold Lowered By CDC, Five Times More Children Now Considered At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.16.2012 | Green

The number of children considered at risk of lead poisoning jumped by more than five-fold on Wednesday, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pr...

Federal Government Money Is Not The Best Way To Fund The Arts

Ian David Moss | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Ian David Moss

Arts lovers: go ahead and write your letters to Congress asking for level funding, that 6% increase, or whatever you want. But once federal funding becomes less of a joke, it may well become more of a headache.

Federal Government Money Is The Best Way To Fund The Arts

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Carla Escoda

Reallocating a tiny portion of the defense budget to fund tours for American performing arts companies to strategically important countries makes them a potent weapon in the battle to win hearts and minds.

Why Are We Letting Local Governments Go Broke?

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

We've experienced a three-decade long attack on government. While this may have had the effect of constraining unchecked power, it has also started to destroy critical government capacities. This has been especially true at the local level.

Advice to Fundraisers: Go West (and East and South)

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As country after country announces substantial cuts in government arts funding -- and the economic challenges the EU is now facing should only hasten this trend there -- the need to develop more sophisticated knowledge of fundraising techniques is only going to grow.

Michael McAuliff

Dems See Big Wins In Disinfected Government Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - House Republicans are threatening to reject the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance extension deal approved by the Senate, according t...

Budget Cut Hazes Hope

Paul Ruth | Posted 02.05.2012 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

As much as politicians say that they are working for America's workforce, they are losing not only people who work for Focus: HOPE, but failing the students who would have been educated by their job training.

House Poised To Pass Government Funding Bill, Avert Shutdown

Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The House has passed a short-term spending bill that keeps the government running for six weeks an...

Jennifer Bendery

Nearly All Democrats Buck Vote In Protest Of Paying For Disaster Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: 6 p.m. -- The House on Wednesday failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded past next week, a major defeat f...

Elise Foley

House Democrats Vow To Vote Against Stopgap Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are being urged to vote against a bill on Wednesday to continue funding the government, putting it one step closer to a ...