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How Europe Nations Fund Half of al-Qaeda's Budget

Brit Edwin Dyer was kidnapped in 2009 by al-Qaeda in North Africa, along with a German and a Swiss couple. Like the US, Britain doesn’t pay ransoms and didn’t in this case—and Dyer was killed. But his fellow captives were released after their governments paid al-Qaeda a collective $10....

Deficit scolds are the most crazed ideologues in America

A new Congressional Budget Office report shows that the projected increase in the national debt has slowed dramatically. Good news for deficit scolds, right? Not for Ron Fournier, who still thinks the nation is on its last legs: Only in Washington, the place where you land when you fall through the looking glass, could this be hailed as good news... Show More Summary

University of California Increases Non-resident Enrollment for Budget Reasons

Los Angeles Times, UC Enrolling More New Students From Other States and Nations: The number of new UC students from other states and nations will continue to increase this fall, extending a trend that university officials say is financially necessary but critics say is changing the nature of a beloved...

Afternoon Must-Read: Paul N. van de Water: New CBO Long-Term Budget Projections Tell Familiar Story

Paul N. van de Water: New CBO Long-Term Budget Projections Tell Familiar Story: "The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’s new long-term budget projections... >...show that the nation’s fiscal outlook is stable for the rest of this decade and then worsens gradually.... Show More Summary

Unemployment Extension 2014: Will High U.S. National Debt Kill Social Security Benefits Programs In 2015?

The 2014 unemployment extension bill keeps getting kicked down the road by Congress, but it’s possible that a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) may indicate hard times ahead for Social Security programs in general, including unemployment benefits. In a related report by The Inquisitr, the CBO has Social Security Disability running out

New CBO Long-Term Budget Projections Tell Familiar Story

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)'s new long-term budget projections, released today, are very similar to those that CBO published in September 2013 and to ones that we released in May 2014. They show that the nation's fiscal outlook...Show More Summary

Lakes Legislators Help Boost Corps Funding

Great Lakes legislators played a key role in yesterday’s vote in the House of Representatives to increase the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ national budget by nearly $58 million.

'Graceland' Recap: Six Agents, Zero Good Choices

I've learned a lot over the past season and a half of Graceland. For example, the budget for this house is probably responsible for the national debt. Criminals in southern California have no observational skills. Mostly, though, I've...Show More Summary

Gaius Publius: IPCC’s “Carbon Budget” Gives One-in-Three Chance of Failure

All of the talk in the lead-up to this year's meeting in Paris of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be about how much “burnable carbon” we can still emit. In other words, what’s our remaining “carbon budget”? Or more to the point, how much more money can Exxon make and still be one of the good guys?

Why Does India Need to Revamp its Labor Laws?

While the new Narendra Modi government is unlikely to announce big changes in the country’s strict labor laws in the national budget this week, economists and executives say it needs to move quickly to loosen the laws if it wants to prompt a much-needed jump in investment and job creation.

Someone Made Tim Howard the U.S. Secretary of Defense on Wikipedia

Someone Made Tim Howard the U.S. Secr... All of America's defense budget should go directly to Tim Howard. Submitted by: Jason Flowers Regular Keywords: funny pics sports soccer world cup tim howard usa world cup US Men's National Team football tim howard secretary of defense wikipedia lol funny pics Views: 9

Top stories in health and medicine, July 2, 2014

From MedPage Today: U.S. Healthcare: Still Pricey, but Getting Better. Healthcare costs in the U.S. remain the highest per person, but expenditure growth has slowed in the past decade, bringing the nation’s health budget more in line with other countries. Pelvic Exams: Comments From Clinicians. In a new clinical guideline released Monday, the American College of […]

Time Is Now to Rediscover Bipartisan Cooperation in Washington

Balanced Budget Amendment Can Put an End to Lack of Leadership The wave of cynicism and outright anger that is alive and well across our nation is a red-hot indicator that Americans feel they're being shortchanged on leadership from Washington. Show More Summary

Saints Row IV National Treasure Edition confirmed for North America

Budget release will contain all DLC released to date. Deep Silver has announced a special edition re-release of Saints Row 4 complete with all downloadable content.Click here to read the full article

U.K. Indie Film Fund Doubles Budget to $1.7 Million

Regional funding body Creative England will pledge up to $340,000 per project from a cash pool fuelled by the U.K. national lottery. read more

Libya’s eastern oil port re-opens

Libya’s eastern Hariga oil port re-opened on Sunday and the western El Feel oilfield ramped up output, lifting national production to 270 000 barrels a day. ||| Tripoli - Libya's parliament approved the overdue 2014 budget worth $47Show More Summary

The Cost of Misunderstanding How Money Works: So Long Invertebrate House

Like most people–and I’ve been a supporter of the National Zoo in Washington DC for nearly a quarter century–I was shocked to learn that the Invertebrate House will be shuttered for good this Sunday, June 22. Why? Budget cuts: The … Continue reading ?

Revenues, ‘Rithmetic, and the Power of Magical Thinking

What’s a nation to do with as-yet-untaxed US multinational corporate income? The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analyzes what a repatriation tax holiday might mean for the US economy. In short: it wouldn’t help. The BusinessShow More Summary

S.C. Gov OK's Measure Penalizing Schools for LGBT Curricula

The state budget requires two colleges to make up for having put LGBT-themed books on student reading lists by teaching about the nation's founding documents. read more

Diabetes rates rising faster in Britain than in U.S.

In 2003 11.6% of adults surveyed had pre-diabetes; this had risen to 35.3% by 2011. Britain's National Health Service already spends one-tenth of its budget on the condition.

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