A Labour councillor has expressed his concerns about schoolchildren singing the national anthem and raising the Union Flag because of the "cost" of the proposed moves. A Conservative councillor in Bolton, Mudasir Dean, proposed the moves in order to encourage patriotism. Show More Summary
MSNBC contributor Jared Bernstein pulled off a deft sleight-of-hand on Tuesday’s PoliticsNation. It started after host Al Sharpton played a clip of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) calling for fiscal responsibility: “If Washington is seriousShow More Summary
Less than a week after credit rating company Standard & Poor's lowered New Jersey's credit rating to A+, the third lowest in the nation, New Jersey failed to deliver the revenue needed to keep the budget afloat in March, falling seven percent below the predicted rate proposed by Governor Chris Christie. Show More Summary
The nation's budget deficit could fall to less than half of what it was just a few years ago. The Congressional Budget Office has revised its deficit estimate, mostly because military spending will be less than previously thought. It now projects the deficit will narrow to $492 billion this year. Show More Summary
Serene mountain views and the rush of a Virgin River at Driftwood Lodge; a HotelChatter Review When visiting Zion National Park, many choose to experience this majestic slice of the Great Outdoors, well, outdoors. There are three campgrounds to choose from and, during the height of the summer, reservations are typically a must. Show More Summary
The National Technology Information Service (NTIS) will sell you a paper copy of the federal government's budget for a hefty $215 fee. Or you can just find a digital copy online for free. This is ridiculous, notes a bipartisan group of lawmakers who want to eliminate the service. Show More Summary
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J. Scott Applewhite/AP By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances. Show More Summary
The 2015 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee would “devastate funding for education and make college less affordable,” a coalition of 114 national education associations and institutions charged in an open letter sent to the panel. The Ryan budget would, according to this story by my Post colleague, Ed O’Keefe, cut more than […]
It’s quite embarrassing, but my checking account resembles more a debt-burdened Southern European nation than it does an actual grown-up, taxpaying adult. I’m old enough to know better, but it’s just so hard to make a budget and stick to it. Show More Summary
Yesterday on FOX News, Jonah Goldberg of National Review pointed out that Obama has no political interest in working with Republicans on a budget. Obama has reduced the issue to elementary school taunts by calling the House Republican budget a
The reckless Republican budget casts a dark shadow over the American Dream. By gutting vital investments in our future, it is a direct attack on job creation and a recipe for our nation's economic decline. It provides perverse tax incentives to ship American jobs overseas while shortchanging investments in jobs here at home. Show More Summary
Appearing on CNN on Thursday, National Journal editorial director Ron Fournier was asked for his insights into what President Barack Obama’s attack on the House GOP’s budget proposal meant for the president’s party’s political prospects...
National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) chapters in Montana budgeted more than $17,000 to further the new Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative within the state in 2014. The NWTF’s Montana State Chapter board of directors reviewed and allocated...
The Pentagon's advanced research wing has announced its latest budget — and whoa, does DARPA ever have some ambitious plans for the future. Their new Biotech unit will be harnessing biology for national security, and dealing with everything from stopping plagues to building synthetic soldiers. Read more...
Paul Ryan wants less for America. His budget makes it crystal clear: Ryan's vision for the nation is entirely in the negative, full of services he wants to take away. For all his talk of opportunity and growth, Ryan's vision boils down to a series of red bars on a graph representing hunger and lack of health care for millions of Americans. Show More Summary
Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has a reputation for being a fiscal conservative. His new budget proposal serves as further evidence of his dedication to responsibility with our nation’s finances. Russell Berman and Bernie Becker of The Hill reported yesterday…
As a follow-up to her post about “the absurdity of cutting the budget for the College of The Bahamas”, Blogworld says: Not only is the College the national tertiary level institution, but it’s the only indigenous public institution that is engaged in any form of ongoing Bahamian research. Written by...
In writing the state budget, New York legislators totally capitulated to the billionaire-funded charter industry. Of course, they were egged on by Governor Cuomo, who now sees himself as a national leader of the school privatization movement. Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - Republican House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled a budget plan Wednesday that would achieve some key conservative goals – balancing the federal budget in a decade while starting to contain the national debt – while also rekindling some old controversies by changing Medicare, repealing Obamacare and significantly cutting social programs like food […]