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Federal Budget Cuts

Super Fail Complicates Election Year Battle Lines

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The failure of Congress' deficit-reduction supercommittee adds a new dimension to the 2012 political contests, drawing political ba...

Obama To Federal Agencies: Turn Off Your Swag

Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Any federal employees looking to turn their swag on anytime soon could likely be stopped by President Barack Obama. And the creators of said swag are ...

White House Orders Agencies To Cut Their Budgets

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press)-- It's a microcosm of the budget battling that has consumed Congress all year: The Obama administration wants federal ag...

Budget Talks Put Dems Over a Barrel (Again)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

[After hours, just a short walk from the Capitol...] "We're gonna do it again -- I can feel it." "Do what again?" "What we always do -- we're g...

States That Cut The Most Funding Lost The Most Jobs: Analysis

Posted 08.27.2011 | Business

Republican governors have touted spending cuts as both fiscally responsible, and economically prudent. But a new analysis casts doubt on that narrativ...

Report Warns Against Slashing Intelligence Budget

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With America's top terror target eliminated, the nation's intelligence agencies fear they will look like a fat target for budget cu...

House GOP Proposes Budget Cuts To Domestic, Foreign Food Aid

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are targeting domestic nutrition programs and international food assistance as they try to control spending in next ye...

John Boehner, GOP Play Hard Ball In Talks Over Raising Debt Ceiling

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a tough-talking House Speaker John Boehner who warned Wall Street this week that Congress won't raise the government's debt ceili...

John Boehner: Tax Hikes 'Off The Table'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner is insisting tax increases are "off the table" in negotiations with the Obama administration and congressional...

John Boehner: 'Trillions' In Spending Cuts Loom On Debt Ceiling Vote

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The top Republican in Congress wants trillions of dollars in spending cuts as part of must-pass legislation allowing the federal gove...

DNC Nominee: 'Shared Sacrifice Going To Be Necessary'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Democratic party says voters understand that a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes will ...

Poll: Most Americans Say Taxes They Pay Are Fair

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For all the complaining this time of year, most Americans actually think the taxes they pay are fair. Not that they're cheering. F...

Budget Cuts In Deal Hit Defense Spending, Foreign Aid

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Tea partyers insistent on cutting military spending and foreign aid will find plenty to like in the deal struck by President Barack...

John Boehner, House Republicans Vehemently Opposing Tax Hikes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading congressional Republicans renewed their vehement opposition to tax increases Wednesday, as President Barack Obama prepared to pu...

DC Mayor Residents To Fight Budget Deal

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A day after getting arrested with other city leaders, the District of Columbia's mayor called on residents of the nation's capital ...

Budget Deal Would Free Up Money For Texas

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The federal budget deal negotiated to avoid a government shutdown would remove the strings a Democratic congressman had attached...

Head Of Influential GOP Committee Opposes Budget Deal

AP | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The head of an influential House Republican panel says he'll oppose the budget deal negotiated by the White House and Congress to a...

Congress Weighs Deep Cuts to Funding for Federal Open Government Data Platforms

Alexander Howard | Posted 06.01.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Data.gov, IT.USASpending.gov, and other five other websites that offer platforms for open government transparency are facing imminent closure.

Why Do Politicians Want to Cut Jobs? Budget Cuts Equal Job Cuts

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The proposed federal budget cuts are turning into another political sideshow. The process of the budget is being treated as a chess game, a battle over politics and procedure, and one that may go on for a long time still.

Wasteful Development Subsidies Among Cuts Proposed by Debt Commission

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

If Congress really wants to rebuild our economy and spur job growth they should start by cutting federal subsidies that incentivize wasteful development and bankrupt our communities.