President Barack Obama signed the 2016 US defense budget bill into law, the White House said in a press release.
This is an Élan NP01. It looks a miniature Le Mans prototype, but it was designed with amateurs’ needs in mind: miserly budgets, tendency to crash and all. The NP01 is destined for the National Auto Sport Association’s new club-level spec series. How easy is it for amateurs to drive, exactly? I got behind the wheel to find out. Read more...
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced icnreased funding for Arts Council England, continued free entrance to national museums and galleries and a 20 percent cut to Culture Department administration. What’s not to like? UPDATE: The ACE chairman Peter Bazalgette has just called the statement ‘astonishing’. Meaning that nobody in his hapless organisation had a clue […]
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been forced into a dramatic climbdown over British armed forces, five years after slashing the defense budget, following the Paris attacks and the United Nations vote to fight ISIL.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida has stepped up the attacks on Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, accusing him of trying to cut the military budget and gut the nation's intelligence programs.
House Speaker Paul Ryan “struck a confrontational stance with the Obama administration Tuesday, setting the stage for showdowns over domestic spending and national security matters as Congress works to wrap up business for the year,” the Wall Street Journal reports. [...]
The Wisconsin Army National Guard is preparing to lose 36 full-time positions and close three engineer units based in northern Wisconsin as part of the new defense budget.
According to a recent survey from the National Retail Federation, holiday shoppers are planning to spend an average of $805 on gifts this holiday season. The same survey found that shoppers plan to spend an average of $463 on family members. That's the highest this figure has ever been. To make...
The decline in global oil prices has significantly reduced incomes in oil-producing Persian Gulf countries. In a bid to provide relief to their budgets the countries now have to trim spending, including cutting public payroll.
You can run a budget deficit and lower your debt burden simultaneously
Republican presidential candidates talked up aggressive tax-cut plans on Tuesday night but offered few details about how they would avoid plunging the nation deeper into debt from the multi-trillion-dollar revenue shortfalls that would follow. The debate in Milwaukee was a mirror image of the...
Getty By Susan Johnston Taylor The National Retail Federation predicts that the average spending on food, gifts and other holiday costs this year will reach $805.65 per person, just slightly higher than last year's average of $802.45. Whether...Show More Summary
November is National Healthy Skin Month, and member dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology want to set one thing straight: you don't need expensive skin care products to have glowing, healthy skin. In fact, they say,...Show More Summary
National economic planner begins some projects originally budgeted for 2016.
This is a truth that could not make good fiction in a low budget B movie, much less a policy issue in the once most dignified and morally advanced nation
Though an amendment by U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) to the transportation funding bill, the House voted in favor of dialing back planned budget increases for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday, Automotive News reported. Show More Summary
Syfy’s Z Nation is an inexplicably entertaining series. It’s a bunch of post-apocalyptic nonsense pulled together on a budget that’s probably less than craft services on your average indie film, yet somehow it works. And Syfy obviously...Show More Summary
In this new Thread I will revive a string of reader commentary, plus news updates (F-35, A-10, budgets and strategy, veterans’ welfare, future strategy), on the themes I dealt with in my Chickenhawk Nation article early this year. The...Show More Summary
The US would face imminent economic disaster in case if the US national debt limit wasn’t raised from 18 trillion dollars to 20 trillion in the recently adopted two-year budget deal, the head of a nonpartisan foundation told Radio Sputnik.
Sweden is progressing full speed ahead toward its goal of becoming the first nation free from fossil fuels. The government has promised to spend 4.4 billion krone ($646 million) of its 2016 budget to move forward on the path to ditching fossil fuels by 2050. Show More Summary