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2013 Budget

'It's Insane': Here's What's Targeted In Budget Deal

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distinctly unpopular among voters and a scant presence in most congressional districts, federal workers have become an easy target...

Sabrina Siddiqui

New Bill Would Force Congress To Stay In Washington Until It Passes A Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the senior Democrat on the House Rules Committee, introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent Co...

No Wonder We're Stuck in a Slog

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The Treasury today released the data for the fiscal year 2013 budget deficit, which amounted to $680 billion, or 4.1 percent of GDP, down about $400 billion from last year's deficit, which was 6.8 percent of GDP. The 2.7 percentage point drop came from 1.5 ppts higher tax receipts and 1.2 ppts lower outlays (both relative to GDP). That's the largest one year decline in the budget deficit since 1969. The deficit is down 6 percentage points of GDP since 2009 -- the largest four-year decline since 1950. We're engaged in a level of budget austerity that would make a European policy maker proud.

Congress Finally Cleaning Up Unfinished Business

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A dispute over budget cuts that threaten dozens of smaller control towers with closure slowed Senate progress Tuesday on legislatio...

The Ultimate Family Budget Challenge

LearnVest | Posted 03.31.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Since things change every year -- particularly when you have a family! -- it's important to revisit your budget now to ensure that it fits your life for the year to come.

$100 Million Needed for Alzheimer's Research in 2013 Budget

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Gary W. Small, M.D.

Nearly 80 million baby boomers are starting to reach the age when they begin noticing and joking about memory challenges. For those with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, their middle-aged pauses are no joke but a cause for concern.

Are You Ready for Taxmaggedon?

Martin Sullivan | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

A combination of spending cuts and tax increases could bring the economy to its knees at the end of 2012.

Amid Perpetual Gridlock, Some In Congress Turn To 'Legislative Scream'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even the top sponsor of a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't – or won't – pass a budget blueprint adm...

The First Thing the U.S. Should Do In Myanmar

Stanley Weiss | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Stanley Weiss

President Obama's latest budget includes $27.2 million in aid for Myanmar, with a focus on "strengthening civil society." The best way to accomplish that would be to reestablish the International Military Education and Training program.

Congress Warned 'Toxic Stress' Dooms Homeless Children To Lifelong Poverty

Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

After the Apontes lost their Long Island home and moved into a motel, Yolanda and her husband began worrying about their youngest son, who had turned ...

Who Will Feed the Children?

Renee Parsons | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Renee Parsons

Since Ted Kennedy's passing, not one member of Congress out of 525 has stepped up to champion poor children -- not one bleeding heart liberal, not one self-proclaimed Christian has come forward to be the voice for homeless and hungry children.

Populism and Pain in Obama's Budget

Karen Dolan | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Both want to appeal to a hurting middle-class electorate. Only one has a populist message with appeal and effect. He most likely will win re-election in 2012.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Budget Nixes New Money For Program That Funded Solyndra

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a quiet shift from the past two years, President Barack Obama's 2013 budget includes no new money for the Department of Energy loan g...

5 Things Obama's Budget Does For Higher Ed

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.14.2012 | College

President Obama's budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year would beef up spending on higher education. Appropriately, he unveiled it at a community c...

FULL TEXT: Obama's New Budget Proposal

Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday for 2013 that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction ...

Federal Agencies Warned To Prepare For More Cuts

AOL Government | Wyatt Kash | Posted 10.18.2011 | Politics

Federal agency and department leaders should plan for a 5 percent reduction in discretionary spending in fiscal year 2013, and prepare for more cuts -...