President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. The new law authorizes $19.5 billion in spending for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the budget year that began Oct. Show More Summary
Republican John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is not abandoning his goal of a federal balanced-budget amendment. The Ohio governor says it's ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 … Click to Continue »
United Nations peacekeeping missions, under threat from budget cuts if Washington's promise to slash its UN spending goes ahead, are already costing as little as possible, a UN official said Friday. The comments come after US President...Show More Summary
Eh, according to Merriam-Webster, is used to ask someone to repeat something, which makes, “Eh?” an appropriate response to the President’s FY18 budget blueprint to eliminate funding for The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Established...Show More Summary
Portugal's statistics agency says that the country's budget deficit fell to 2.1 percent last year, with the government saying the drop proved critics of its anti-austerity measures wrong. The National … Click to Continue »
Emmanuel Ax’s letter in the NY Times: To the Editor: President Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts funding for the National Institutes of Health and eliminates the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, not to mention the cuts to such programs as Meals on Wheels and school lunches, is selling […]
Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum extent on March 7, the lowest maximum in the 38-year satellite record, according to a new report by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. In other words, both winter and summer sea ice continue...Show More Summary
Former Arkansas governor and frequent presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, added his voice to the growing list of politicians criticizing Donald Trump's proposed federal budget.
From the Globe: Despite calls from the United States for Canada to increase its contributions to international military efforts, there is no increase in defence spending in the 2017 budget. In fact, the Department of National Defence is reallocating $8.48-billion that it expected to spend on capital projects, such as planes, ships, trucks and large […]
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health are big losers — but planetary science at NASA stands to gain.
Here's the great irony: the budget of the Los Angeles Philharmonic is now about $120 million a year. The total amount of money we get from the National Endowment for the Arts is about $150,000. So it's less than one percent of our budget. So we — the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic […]
President Trump signed a 2017 NASA budget bill Tuesday that authorizes $19.5 billion for the program, reports Time Magazine. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 also adds to NASA’s mission the long-awaited exploration of Mars. Show More Summary
The EPA and the National Endowment for the Arts aren't the only government programs facing massive cuts under President Trump's proposed budget. In the proposal released last Thursday, the President urged Congress to fully eliminate funding to the Legal Services Corporation. Under the proposal, the nation's largest funder of......
The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) urges Congressional leaders to reject the U.S. administration's recent FY18 budget proposal, which seeks to drastically cut National Institute of Health funding by nearly $6 billion, or 20%. Show More Summary
President Trump’s 2018 budget request not only proposes drastic reductions to the State Department and USAID, including funding to the United Nations and its affiliated agencies. It also proposes to entirely eliminate the State Department’s...Show More Summary
Defense contractors won't be the only private beneficiaries of Trump's new budget blueprint.
And then they came for Big Bird. They always do. The much-discussed Trump federal budget proposal zeros-out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts, both of which also support some public broadcast programming. The yellow, feathered giant on the federal chopping block is […]
Elmo go bye-bye. Controversy has surrounded Donald Trump's proposed budget, which includes cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds...Show More Summary
Appearing Sunday on the CBS program “Face the Nation,” President Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, engaged in a drive-by shooting of some the nation’s neediest and most defenseless people: the disabled. Mulvaney’s attack shared its essential qualities with most previous Republican attacks...