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Obama Budget Priorities

In The Public Interest: A (Non)Taxing Issue

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Many large companies use offshore subsidiaries and creative tax planning to lower their tax rates at the expense of the rest of us. As legislators wring their hands over missing budget funds, it is eye-popping to see where much of the money has gone.

Amanda Terkel

Graduate Students May Face Higher Debt Under Obama's Budget Plan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama promised that investment in education and getting the next generation of America...

In Obama's Budget, a Trickle of Money for Louisiana's Disappearing Coast

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The $35.6 million requested for South Louisiana is one-tenth the money requested in the budget for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. The Great Lakes? Are they dying?

Let There Be Light! Obama's Budget Delivers on Energy

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Signer

After years of virtual inaction from the Bush administration on a clean economy, the president's new budget is a politically savvy, substantively brave, and altogether impressive collection of proposals.

Obama Is on the Right Track When It Comes to Eliminating Government Waste

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Building a sustainable recovery requires us to use every federal dollar wisely.

White House Task Force To Investigate Tax Revenue Gaps

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House said it would launch a search for new tax revenues, as Congressional leaders moved to scale back proposed spending increases and tax c...

Obama Using Campaign Email List To Fight For Budget Passage

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will kick off an all-out grass-roots effort today urging Congress to pass his $3.55 trillion budget, activating the extensive campaign...

Obama Budget Would Increase Autism Research Funding

Science | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Autism research will get a funding boost if U.S. President Barack Obama has his way. In his budget overview released yesterday, Obama requested $211 m...

Family Planning Back In The Budget

Marc Aminder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It created a little stir when it was pulled from stimulus, but now it's in President Obama's FY 2010 budget plan. New funding for the Medicaid Family ...

Obama Budget Cuts Medicare Advantage, Helps Generic Biotech

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's budget proposal is looking to a combination of tax hikes and cuts to put a down payment on health reform. Details of the measures ar...

Obama Budget Seeks To End Oil, Gas Industry Tax Breaks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's budget outline calls for eliminating substantial tax breaks and increasing fees for the oil and natural gas industry....

Obama Budget Has $5 Billion For Infrastructure Bank

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. President Barack Obama called for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank in his budget released on Thursday, saying it would "expand and ...

Obama Budget Gives Details On Chief Performance Officer

National Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's budget has some more details--however slight--on the Chief Performance Officer's office and how it will work. Apparently:...

Sam Stein

Obama's Speech Leaves Hill Dems Happy But Wanting Details | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's speech before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night earned plaudits from pundits and politicians alike. Described as a coherent tak...

Obama Bans Budget Gimmicks, Making Deficit Bigger

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For his first annual budget next week, President Obama has banned four accounting gimmicks that President George W. Bush used to make deficit projecti...

Sam Stein

State Money: Obama Set To Battle GOP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following a series of meetings with lawmakers on Monday, President-elect Barack Obama has seemingly bolstered even further his chance of passing a mas...