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A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The fiscal cliff is quickly approaching and unlike what Americans were hearing for the previous four years, it looks as though Congress and the presid...

Why Governments Always Punt on Austerity

Michael Pento | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Pento

If Washington doesn't agree to raise the debt limit there will be fiscal austerity amounting to nearly $1 trillion next year! Not to worry though, the U.S. has raised the debt limit 74 times in less than 50 years.

Lawmakers Confident In Face Of Looming Crisis

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Leading U.S. lawmakers expressed confidence on Sunday that they could reach a deal to ...

Tyler Kingkade

College Presidents Are Freaked Out About The Fiscal Cliff | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.15.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- The looming fiscal cliff could mean colleges and universities around the country -- both public and private -- will lose billions of dolla...

Sarah Bufkin

What Could Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff? | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

As the media frenzy over the so-called fiscal cliff picks up, lawmakers are drawing their respective lines in the sand (at least publicly) with respec...

Pittsburgh Public Schools To Vote On Resolution Opposing Sequestration

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Eleanor Chute | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

The Pittsburgh Public Schools board is preparing to vote on a resolution opposing sequestration, which Superintendent Linda Lane said would have a "pr...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Draws Line In Sand On Social Security, Medicare Cuts | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Digging in for the looming battle over deficit-reduction, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will make organized labor's case Thursday aga...

Education 'Insiders' Extremely Skeptical Of Positive Education Reform Post-Election

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

Education consulting group Whiteboard Advisors recently conducted surveys of 50-75 anonymous political and policy “insiders” prior to and in the a...

Need Cures? Who Ya Gonna Call?

Margaret Anderson | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Anderson

While we need to celebrate the success stories in medical research that allow us to carry on our lives, we have more work to do. We must ensure that we continue to have a robust flow of scientific discoveries that we can then translate into better health.

Aaron Sankin

Will The Fiscal Cliff Ruin California? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.16.2012 | San Francisco

From virtually the second President Barack Obama secured a second term in the Oval Office, national attention turned to the next major issue looming o...

Jason Linkins

Everyone Is Asking About The Sequestration, So Let's Explain What That Is, Exactly | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

According to Politico, America is suddenly super-interested in "sequestration" -- what it is and what it means for their lives -- now that the electio...

Jeffrey Young

Making Seniors Wait Until 67 To Join Medicare May Be Bad For Their Health | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Congress are about to begin federal budget negotiations that may once again put older Americans in the crossh...

Barack Obama Willing To Sacrifice Military Health Care, Flood Assistance In 2011 Talks: Memo

Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

A leaked memo from President Barack Obama's staff to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) details just how far the White House was willing to go to bot...

Norquist Accuses Obama Of Being Obstinate Old Man

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

Tax-reduction champion Grover Norquist sounded optimistic this weekend that Republicans would be able to convince President Barack Obama to allow an e...

The Coming Cliff for Cancer

Jonathan Agin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Agin

With the failure of the Congressional Joint Select Committee to reach any type of an agreement on budget reduction measures, there will be automatic cuts that take place for many programs and agencies, most notably NIH and the FDA.

Sarah Bufkin

Survey: Tax The Rich To Close The Deficit | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security should be off the table as congressional leaders attempt to broker a deal to avoid the sequester ...

Fiscal Cliff: Reality Show or Morality Play?

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Our economic malaise has been consistently underestimated, and the result has been the adoption of inadequate half-measures. Swapping budget cuts at the edge of the fiscal cliff isn't a solution.

FEMA Faces Massive Cuts

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money

As The Federal Emergency Management Agency works to provide Americans with proper Hurricane Sandy relief, the agency also prepares to fight its own ba...

We Pay More

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

I pay more. So do you -- either as a percentage of our income, as an effective federal tax rate, and even as a dollar amount compared to our corporate counterparts.

The Bottom Line

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

How our nation treats its children reflects our societal values. Children can't vote. They depend on us -- parents, grandparents, pediatricians, teachers, and other child health advocates and professionals, to do right by them.

Let's All Panic About Deficits Now

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

Thing One: Economy To Be Sacrificed To Angry Deficit God: Great news, something is probably going to be done about the federal budget deficit soon. Wh...

Key Democrat Backs Obama On Surprise Debate Claim

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. senator pushing to find a solution to automatic, across-the-board government sp...

Matt Sledge

Obama And Romney Both Promise Military More Money | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney furiously lobbed jabs and zingers at each other during Monday night's foreign policy debate, it ...

In Defense of Debt

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Republicans want you to think of the government as an extension of yourself, or as a business. It's bad for you to carry debt. It's bad for your local bank to be indebted.

The Debate Trilogy, Part III: Still Waiting for the Return of the Jedi

Mickey Costa | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Mickey Costa

This year's debates were just like they always were, but for some reason I expected something different. Debates offer the candidates a rare opportunity, one outside of the arena of platitudes and skewed facts in advertising, to directly make their case to undecided voters.