Fourteen NATO countries have so far announced their defense budgets for 2015. Of those fourteen, only the US and Estonia have passed the 2% of GDP threshold that every NATO nation pledged to have as their goal for military expenditure. Show More Summary
In a letter to the top GOP and Democratic leaders, a large array of former military and diplomatic officials and foreign policy experts urge them to match actions with rhetoric when it comes to the Pentagon budget: The National Defense Panel, which was co-chaired by former Secretary of Defense William Perry and retired General John […]
One in five Americans spends his or her days in our nation's 140,000 K-12 schools. Those schools spend close to $8 billion a year on energy costs, the second-largest line item in a school budget after personnel costs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 25 percent of the energy used in schools is wasted. Show More Summary
All eyes in the nation are on the finance minister as he gears up to present the annual budget. There seems to be something interesting in store for start-ups in this year’s budget. The finance minister has reportedly designed measures...Show More Summary
Obama's proposed National Park Service budget would be a huge boon to the agency.
NBC News.com: "Winter road maintenance swallows 20 percent of state department of transportation maintenance budgets nationally, according to the Federal Highway Administration. State and local agencies spend more than $2.3 billion on snow and ice control operations annually."
President Barack Obama is requesting an increase of $215 million in the 2016 federal budget to launch the Precision Medicine Initiative. This boost in funding for research will give genetic causes of cancer a national focus specifically around precision or "personalized" treatments for cancer in the future. Here are some facts about precision medicine.
The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing is estimated at $485 million, making it the nation’s fifth-largest lottery jackpot ever.
The budget once again defunds horse slaughter plant inspections Photo: Kathy Milani/The HSUS We live in a nation where animals are used for food, fashion and clothing, entertainment, research, and in wildlife-associated recreation –Show More Summary
The White House is looking to hike the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's defect investigation budget after automakers doubled the previous recall record last year with almost 64 million vehicles. But it also wants to get EV incentives up, which has about as much chance as Fiat making a dime on the 500E. Read more...
With the Super Bowl over, President Barack Obama this week unveiled a federal budget proposing tax hikes on the wealthy and policies that would aid the less fortunate. Many Republicans immediately condemned the proposals as unfair and socialistic. Show More Summary
Monterey >> Marine researchers found a gift hidden among the loophole closures and tax changes in the President Barack Obama’s new budget. Released Monday, the budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 included $30 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study ocean acidification, the ongoing change in ocean chemistry caused by higher levels […]
One of the greatest threats to our nation's economic future is not found on the trading floors of Wall Street or in the debates on Capitol Hill -- it is in the poverty experienced by 14.7 million children living in America. As President...Show More Summary
I looked into four car rental bonus offers found on the Club Carlson website and another offer seen on frequentflyerbonuses.com. This post evaluates car rental rates through these Club Carlson bonus points offers available through December 31, 2015. Show More Summary
The proposed 2016 federal budget included funding for the design of new multi-mission vessels that will serve as training ships for the nation’s state maritime academies,
Budget wonks once debated what to do if the U.S. paid off the entire national debt.
Waterways Council, Inc., a national advocacy group for ports and inland waterways, expressed "disappointment" today in the Obama administration's proposed FY 2016 budget.
President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal 2016 calls for slight increases in federal funding for cultural institutions, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. But the proposed increases wouldn't come close to reversing the cuts...
President Barack Obama announced today his budget plan for the next 10 years to erase the national debt and fight income inequality. But as usual, the president has some disturbing and misguided ideas on how to rectify the situation,...Show More Summary
In his 2016 budget, President Obama proposed a one-time tax on foreign earnings in order to fund a $478 billion program to upgrade the nation's roads, bridges, railroads and more. As policymakers debate the merits of the proposal in coming months, it helps to visualize what exactly we're talking about when we talk about the […]