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The U.S. Military's 2017 Defense Budget Protects Its Most Important Weapon: Submarines

Dave Majumdar Security, A big victory for the U.S. Navy.  The final version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which just passed the House of Representatives earlier today, protects the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet and fully funds America’s new Ohio Replacement Program (ORP) ballistic missile submarines. Show More Summary

My Father Married a Woman Who's the Opposite of Everything He Raised Me to Be

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

When I first met Cristina, my father’s Italian girlfriend, she worked at the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters in Rome. Dad worked there too, calculating budgets for international relief projects. Cristina worked in personnel and interacted with people from all over... Continue reading

Trump Transition Could Derail Pentagon Nuclear Plans

President-elect Trump stressed the importance of modernizing the nation's nuclear forces during his campaign for the White House, but budget delays associated with his transition could be a setback for the Pentagon's modernization p...

The Bigger Story, and Agenda, Behind GOP Changes to Obamacare, Medicare and Medicaid

Drew Altman: It will be more difficult to inform a meaningful national discussion if a Republican Congress moves quickly and attaches many changes to budget reconciliation bills.

Budget cuts a possible factor for America's rising STD rates

After hitting record lows around 2009, gonorrhea rates have been climbing steadily. Chlamydia and syphilis rates have also been increasing, hitting record national highs in 2016. A likely culprit? Lack of early screening. The 2008 recession led to severe budget cuts, which drastically affected state and local STD program budgets. Show More Summary

U.N. says Zimbabwe drought relief funding deficit at $140 million

HARARE (Reuters) - The United Nations on Thursday said its budget to assist people suffering from Zimbabwe's worst drought in a quarter of a century that left millions in need of food aid had fallen short by $140 million.

Here's how Donald Trump is about to steal from an entire generation

Donald Trump is about to engage in massive generational theft, and he's going to use a classic budget trick to pull it off. It's called dynamic scoring, which is just a fancy way of justifying massive increases in the national debt.But...Show More Summary

IOC approves $509,285,000 funding for new Solidarity plan

The IOC has budgeted $509,285,000 to fund development and assistance programs for athletes and national Olympic committees over the next four years, giving extra attention to refugee athletes and nations in the greatest need        

African press review 31 October 2016

Did South Africa's director of public prosecutions ignore vital evidence in his decision to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with fraud? Did one billion euros vanish from the Somali national budget? And how far is South Sudan from the outbreak of serious ethnic conflict?

TV Club: Z Nation’s table setting presents two heaping helpings of brains

I’m 99 percent convinced that, if Z Nation had anywhere near the budget such a move would require, this entire episode would have been set to Johnny Cash’s “The Man Comes Around.” The series is finally setting this season’s Big Bad loose in Murphytown, and the results are eye opening. Show More Summary

Portugal announces the world's first nationwide participatory budget

Portugal has announced the world's first participatory budget on a national scale. The project will let people submit ideas for what the government should spend its money on, and then vote on which ideas are adopted. Although participatory...Show More Summary

'If It Flies, It Dies:' A Readers' Guide To The Navy's Best

Many issues have been missing from the season's politic discussions, but few with the immediate importance and impact on lives, global security, and the national budget as defense. For all the money spent and threats deterred, for the...Show More Summary

National park tips: How to get into the Statue of Liberty's crown

First of all, give thanks for your good luck. The stairs to Lady Liberty’s crown seem to close every few years because of safety or budget issues, but they’ve been open since October 2013. It’s 377 steps from the lobby to the  crown. You can cover some distance by elevator, but there’s no avoiding...

National park tips: How to get into the Statue of Liberty's crown

First of all, give thanks for your good luck. The stairs to Lady Liberty’s crown seem to close every few years because of safety or budget issues, but they’ve been open since October 2013. It’s 377 steps from the lobby to the  crown. You can cover some distance by elevator, but there’s no avoiding...

The Founder Of The International Contemporary Ensemble Has Decided To Step Down

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The ensemble has performed hundreds of new works, staking a strong claim as the nation’s pre-eminent new-music group in the process. Its annual budget has grown from $603 — her holiday catering tips underwrote that first year — to north of $2 million. Ms. Chase won a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. And ICE now moves seamlessly […]

It’s National Spreadsheet Day!

Goooood morning sexy budgeters! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, National Spreadsheet Day arrives :) A day to finally rejoice around something important! Haha… According to DaysofTheYear.com: A holiday sure to appeal...Show More Summary

U.S. Deficit Up for First Time Since 2009 on Spending Surge

The U.S. budget deficit as a share of the economy widened for the first time in seven years, marking a turning point in the nation's fiscal outlook as an aging population boosts government spending and debt....Debt levels are seen rising under both U.S. Show More Summary

Alzheimer's And Presidential Elections

One of the first major responsibilities of our next president will be to propose a 2018 federal budget. This budget proposal will provide our new president with the opportunity to recommend spending priorities for our nation. However,...Show More Summary

The U.S. Defense Budget: Too Big, Too Small or Just Right?

Michelle Newby Security, An important debate.  The Center for the National Interest partnered with the Charles Koch Institute to host a foreign policy roundtable. Among the topics addressed was: Is the U.S. defense budget and the size...Show More Summary

Freed from UN, a 20-year-old news network embraces independence

Three years ago, United Nations officials told editors of its in-house news service to stop covering the Syrian war. The UN office, which controlled the $11 million budget for IRIN, worried that detailed coverage by the service could derail Syria-related talks involving the UN. The ban on IRIN’s Syria reporting added fire to a longstanding debate over the 20 year-old...

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