Budget

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Better late than never

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Budget | President Obama’s tardy budget is bloated with tax hikes and more government programs but does offer some entitlement reform

Dollars and Sense: Texas serves up wealth while politicians dole out candy and veggies

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | $X$W. I’ve spent most of this week at the South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, and it’s plain to see what an…

Midday Roundup: No means no

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | The answer’s still no. After meeting with President Barack Obama and other congressional leaders for about an hour this morning, House Speaker John Boehner…

Doom, gloom, and … yawn

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | As President Obama issues dire warnings about Friday’s sequester, lawmakers say their constituents are mostly unfazed

Midday Roundup: Defending your right to be stupid

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stupid is as stupid does. Secretary of State John Kerry, traveling overseas for the first time in his new role, declared himself a strong supporter of freedom…

Government gives back

By Thomas Hardesty
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Government | Indiana taxpayers look forward to rebates made possible by curtailed state spending

House approves Sandy aid for churches

By Leigh Jones
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Superstorm Sandy | Churches, synagogues, and mosques damaged during Superstorm Sandy will be allowed to file for federal disaster aid under a bill approved this afternoon by the…

No budget, no pay

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | The House agrees to increase the nation’s debt limit as the GOP unveils a strategy to resolve the country’s fiscal crisis

Addition by subtraction

By J.C. Derrick
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Congress | Washington’s baseline budgeting leads to spending ‘cuts’ that increase spending

Your tax dollars at work

Your tax dollars at work

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Budget | Republicans have tax cuts and Democrats have social spending as buzzwords for debating the federal budget. Neither side has a thoroughgoing economic policy.

Mad tea party

Mad tea party

By Jamie Dean
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Budget | From a teapot museum to the World Toilet Summit, a new report shows that pork-barrel politics is worse than ever

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