Budget

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Ceiling dealings

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | Early October budget battle is a preview of bigger fight over the debt limit

Could the Republicans’ ‘piecemeal approach’ work?

By Timothy Lamer
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Government | A question yesterday from CNN reporter Dana Bash clearly got under the skin of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., during a press conference about the…

Monumental arrogance

By Marvin Olasky
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Government | Have you been to the World War II Memorial in Washington? Not a great monument, but at least it doesn’t need a huge amount of upkeep. The pillars make it…

Senate tosses budget ball back to House

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Politics | Less than 24-hours from a government shutdown, congressional lawmakers trade barbs and point fingers

Funding hot potato goes back to House

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | Republicans must now decide whether to drop it or risk getting burned

Nation’s nuke program blows through extra $16 billion

By Michael Cochrane
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Government | The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) racked up $16 billion in cost overruns on 10 major projects that are a combined 38 years behind schedule,

Dodgy business

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Congress | Lawmakers join the president in avoiding decisive moves on foreign and domestic fronts

Do poverty policies need surface adjustments or deep reform?

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | President Barack Obama is promoting poverty policies that “trap people in poverty,” Wisconsin congressman (and last year’s Republican vice presidential…

Ohio terminates Planned Parenthood funding with pro-life budget

By Alissa Robertson
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Abortion | While Texas Gov. Rick Perry battles grid-locking filibusters and raucous mobs, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is presiding over the “most pro-life budget in…

Hyping the sequester: Head Start

Hyping the sequester: Head Start

By Andrew Branch
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Education | “To get a sense of just how foolish and shortsighted the $85 billion across-the-board sequester cuts are, you don’t have to look any further than Head

Obama budget cuts abstinence education funds

By Tiffany Owens
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Politics | In the budget he delivered yesterday to Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama axed funds for sexual risk avoidance (SRA) education, even though research shows…

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

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