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Michael McAuliff

Senate Passes Government Funding Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion government funding bill Saturday night that will keep Uncle Sam in business through next September, ...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Mocks GOP Leaders, Sparks Marathon Session On Spending Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is all but guaranteed to pass a $1.1 trillion grab-bag funding bill to keep the government open. But the effort to pass the b...

Religion and State: School Vouchers and Clergy Parsonage

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

As a religious Jew deeply invested in Jewish education, it is obvious that I should have an inherent interest to advocate for government funding for religious education, but I feel that it corrodes other deeply cherished values of justice.

Spending My Life Ending Sexual Violence, I Think the Government Should Spend Some Too

Terri Poore | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Terri Poore

What most breaks my heart about this approach to funding is that, for the first time in my 20 years of doing this work, I can see that sexual violence is truly coming out of the shadows and that communities are ready to address the problem.

Rare Truce Occurs Amid Congressional Wars

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After last fall's tumultuous, bitterly partisan debt ceiling and government shutdown battles, a sense of fiscal fatigue seems to b...

Senate Readies Big Bill For Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartis...

Massive Bill Shows Fruits Of Conservative Victory

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an unlikely-to-be-read 1,582 pages, Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill is precisely the sort of massive legislation that Rep...

Can Educational Innovations Go To National Scale?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

In conversations about evidence-based reform, I often hear the objection that "we don't really know how to take proven innovations to scale" or that...

Obama's To-Do List Could Run Into Trouble

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Regrouping after a feud with Congress stalled his agenda, President Barack Obama is laying down a three-item to-do l...

Is 'Convergence' the Next Revolution in Science?

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Convergence indeed represents a new era of solving complex scientific questions, certainly in, but not limited to, the biomedical sciences.

Is There a Thaw in the Budget Fight? And, If So, What Was That About?!!?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The plates of the debate seem to be shifting in ways that could be positive, though virtually all the signals are mixed.

What The Government Shutdown ACTUALLY Means For Education

| Jackie Mader | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the short term, most schools will likely be unaffected by the federal government shutd...

Boehner Averts Questions After House Vote

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Shortly after the House voted in favor of requesting conference with the Senate, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) left much to be desired in a brief pres...

Poll Reveals Most Would Blame GOP 'Spoiled Children' For Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

Most Americans would blame congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama for a shutdown, and many Americans view the GOP as acting like...

Sam Stein

House GOP Will Try To Alter Obamacare Again If Senate Rejects Current Attempt

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even if the House of Representatives has to pass a third version of a continuing resolution to fund the government, it will include a pr...

Sam Stein

Flu-Monitoring Program Would Be Halted By Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the government shuts down in the absence of a budget agreement, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be unable t...

Sam Stein

House Republicans Unlikely To Touch Obamacare In Next Government Funding Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Now comes the waiting. With the Senate set to dispatch an always-futile effort to pass government funding legislation that defunds t...

House GOP Cruising Towards Anti-Obamacare Vote

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The White House promised a veto of a Republican effort to gut President Barack Obama's health ...

Sam Stein

Democrats Divided Over Next Big Budget Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Democrats wait to see whether and how House Republicans will target the president's health care law during ongoing budget negotiation...

House GOP Delays Key Vote Due To Conservative Opposition

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A revolt by tea party conservatives forced House GOP leaders on Wednesday to delay a vote on a temporary spending bill required to ...

Advocating for the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

This multiplier effect has been discussed for decades. We know that arts organizations are critical for local restaurants, parking, taxis, hotels, etc. Yet it is equally clear that the economic importance of the arts is not fully understood in most cities across the globe.

A Transitional Decade

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The leadership of the Metropolitan Opera recently announced that they were lowering most of their ticket prices for next season. At the same time, they announced that it is now clear that their highly successful movie theater broadcasts are cannibalizing ticket sales for their live performances.

Senate Advances Key Measure To Prevent Government Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan full-year funding bill took a big step forward in the Senate on Monday, despite opposition from Republicans who were d...

Chelsea Kiene

Ted Cruz: Defund Obamacare Or Risk Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz says that he is expecting a vote Wednesday on his amendment to defund Obamacare until economic growth is restored, adding ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Passes Continuing Resolution To Fund Government, Protect Defense Against Sequester Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to keep the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year, seeking to avert ...