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Obama 2014 Budget

Charity Tax Breaks Only Extended Through End Of 2014

Forbes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Charities wanted permanent tax breaks, but instead the Senate last night passed a one-year tax extenders bill, only good through Dec. 31, 2014. That l...

Sabrina Siddiqui

It's Official: The Ryan Budget Is Back | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will consider a revised budget resolution this year by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), according to a memo ...

Obama Sends Congress Budget Focused On Economy, Job Creation

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and othe...

Some Smart, Progressive Budgeting From the White House

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Unlike recent budgets, this one will not include the recommendation to switch to the chained CPI. Past budgets included savings generated by this change, which would lead to slower rising benefits in programs indexed to prices, most notably Social Security.

'Cut and Invest' vs. Austerity

Will Marshall | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Will Marshall

President Obama's new budget attempts to define a progressive alternative to conservative demands for a politics of austerity. European progressives are wrestling with the same challenge, and are reaching similar conclusions.

President Proposes Landmark Investment in Early Learning

Catherine Atkin | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

As a bellwether for innovation and home to one out of every eight children in America, California will play a vital role in fulfilling the president's vision for early learning.

The President's Social Security Plan Is a Really, Really Bad Idea

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Yesterday, the president released his 2014 budget and proposed the truly stupid idea of linking Social Security cost-of-living-adjustments to something called "chained CPI." Not only is the idea a punitive one for seniors, but the president is also fueling a series of inside-D.C. myths.

Obama Proposal Gives Everyone Something To Dislike

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's first budget of his new term is a political straddle, aimed at enticing Republicans into a new round of deficit...

Joy Resmovits

No Preschool For You, Some States May Say | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's "Preschool for All" initiative in his 2014 2014 budget proposal is billed as a way to make sure every American child can atte...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Budget Divides Democrats | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's budget proposal divided House Democrats on Wednesday. The budget blueprint includes a Social Security benefi...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Budget Flatlines Education Funds For Poor Kids | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks for an overall spending increase to education, most of that will go to new programs and compe...

Grover Norquist Says NOOOO To Chained CPI

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress who have pledged never to raise taxes will be breaking their promise if they support changing how the government mea...

Joy Resmovits

These States Don't Fund School For Littlest Learners | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget pits education activists against the tobacco industry by proposing to help fund a new early childhood education p...

David Wood

Veterans Get $63 Billion Boost In Obama's 2014 Budget Proposal | David Wood | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite growing pressure for budget cuts, the Obama administration next week will propose spending $63.5 billion for veterans services i...

Obama Plan Reportedly Includes Controversial Idea

Salon | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

President Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, is a politics-over-policy guy....

Obama To Submit 2014 Budget Next Month

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An administration official says President Barack Obama plans to submit his 2014 budget plan to Congress in mid-March. The budget w...