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President’s Budget Request Agrees with Manufacturers on Cybersecurity

The President’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) was released this morning and covered a number of issues grabbing the attention of our nation’s manufacturers. While there were a number...

Congress Criticizes Obama Budget For Putting Climate Change Ahead of National Security

President Obama’s final budget request is full of the bloated bureaucracy we’ve come to expect. The proposal, which is over $4 trillion, places a...

US 2017 Budget Provides $6.2Bln for Refugee Assistance

The White House announced that the Obama administration’s proposed national budget for fiscal year 2017 seeks to assure $6.2 billion in assistance to displaced refugees around the world.

Vilsack Discusses 2017 Budget for USDA

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack hosted a national media Tuesday call to discuss the Obama administration’s 2017 budget request for USDA programs. “Over the past seven years, USDA has made strides in improving the health of our nation’s...Show More Summary

As Parks Reach Centennial, Obama Budget Requests $860 Million For Upgrades

15 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is requesting $860 million to repair and upgrade our national parks to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The proposed parks budget -- part of a total Department of the...Show More Summary

President Obama Sends $4 Trillion Budget to Congress

More President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget on Tuesday, a document that details his policy priorities for not just the coming year, but the nation’s future. It’s a moonshot document to go along with the president’s reach-for-the-stars final year in office. Want proof? Just look at the $4.1 trillion in proposed spending he’s…

Lady Gaga Pretty Much Nailed the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50

Lady Gaga, once best known for meat dresses and big budget music videos, has completed her career rehabilitation. Last night, her performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl 50 hammered home the fact that, beyond American Horror Story and Tony Bennett collaborations, Gaga can sing, and she does it damn well.  …Read More

Obama to seek new tax on oil in budget proposal

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

U.S. President Barack Obama will launch a long-shot bid next week to impose a $10-a-barrel tax on crude oil that would fund the overhaul of the nation's aging transportation infrastructure, the White House said on Thursday. The proposed...Show More Summary

Obama Proposes New Tax On Oil To Pay For Clean Transportation

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will propose a new $10 a barrel fee on oil in his budget plan next week, as the White House seeks to boost the nation's investments in clean transportation projects, the White...Show More Summary

Budgets risk further deterioration: PBO

Commodity prices, labour productivity to weigh on national Commonwealth, state balances: Budget Office.

Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1B in Obama budget

Research into immunotherapy, combination therapy and early detection techniques will be at the center of new programs the administration hopes to create at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Vaccines...Show More Summary

NATO is now facing 'the biggest security challenges in a generation' — and European defense spending is rebounding as a result

NATO defense cuts slowed sharply in 2015, alliance data showed on Thursday, also revealing a split between big-spending eastern European nations fearful of Russia and others such as Italy that are still reducing their budgets. Russia's...Show More Summary

National Geographic and G Adventures partner to keep experiences high, prices low

If you love nature, wildlife and indigenous cultures, you may have thought a National Geographic trip would bust your travel budget. Not anymore. National Geographic Journeys With G Adventures offers 70 affordable, small-group adventures with 16 guests at most. The new partnership with the 25-year...

Congress needs to stop ignoring the repairs backlog at national parks

When household budgets are tight, people tend to put off expensive maintenance projects. So a leaky roof gets patched instead of replaced, or paint is left to peel for a season or two or three longer than a homeowner (not to mention the neighbors) would like. Government agencies do the same thing....

US DoD to Propose Investment in NATO Security in New Budget - Carter

The US Congress will receive a new budget for the Department of Defense that will include investment in the defense capabilities of the European nations and NATO members.

Kazakhstan Testing Scenarios for National Budget With Oil at $16-$30

The Kazakh government is assessing different scenarios for its budget as it expects oil prices to drop, Prime Minister Karim Massimov told Sputnik.

Music director quits national opera over imminent budget cuts

Slovakia has been shaken by the resignation of Friedrich Haider as music director of the national opera in the capital, Bratislava. The company is particularly popular with Viennese who, for a short bus ride across the border, can enjoy high-class performances at a fraction of the price they normally pay. Friedrich Haider, who will step […]

Obama says budget includes more money for water systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tells the nation's mayors that the federal government is investing more money this year to help local governments improve their water systems, and about $80 million will go to Michigan. Obama also says the federal government will spend about $1 billion to help cities deal with global warming.

Sick of Government Spying, Americans Launch #TakeCTRL Campaign

Slashing the budget of the National Security Agency is the most effective way to stop the agency from spying on US citizens, former NSA analyst turned whistleblower William Binney told Sputnik News.

Japan Lawmakers Add $28Bln to FY15 Budget to Soften TPP's Impact - Reports

Lawmakers in Japan have adopted an extra budget adding an equivalent of $28 billion for fiscal year 2015 to boost welfare services and the farm sector, and to soften the impact of the controversial US-led TPP trade agreement, national media reported Wednesday.

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