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Federal Budget

  1. the swamp
    How Biden Learned to Love the Debt-Ceiling CrisisHe has turned a chronic political headache into a winning issue.
  2. politics
    The Real Reason Biden’s Budget Is So EnormousThe $6 trillion number needs to be that big in order to accommodate the progressive initiatives Biden campaigned on.
  3. federal budget
    Trump to Propose Cuts to Safety Net Once AgainIt’s budget proposal season, meaning the Trump administration has again recommended billion-dollar cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.
  4. Ben Carson Wants to Triple Poor People’s RentThe best you can say about the administration’s new public-housing initiative is that no one really expects it to be enacted.
  5. Missing From Trump’s Big Speech: Small GovernmentIt’s significant how little lip service Trump paid to conservative fiscal policy.
  6. Will Trump Go Along With Paul Ryan’s Budget Plans?Republicans are planning to use the budget process to remake Washington early next year. Why doesn’t Trump even have a budget director?
  7. obama
    Federal Workers to Get a Raise, GOP to Get MadWhite House to seek an end to the pay freeze on government workers.
  8. the future
    Computers Getting a Taste of Their Own MedicineDownsizing comes for them.
  9. war and peace
    Pentagon to Cut Budget by $78 Billion Over Five YearsIt’s actually a reduction in growth.
  10. spending habits
    This Year, the Deficit Was Only a Trillion DollarsA marked improvement over last year, believe it or not.
  11. money woes
    Like Abe Vigoda, Budget Deficits Will Be Around ForeverWe will never run a surplus again.
  12. the greatest depression
    The Deficit Is Getting Bigger$1.6 trillion here we come.
  13. early and often
    President Obama to Propose Spending FreezeOn everything but the military, that is.
  14. power of the purse
    President Obama Copies His Budget Homework From George BushObama’s “line by line” budget cuts don’t impress anyone.
  15. early and often
    GOP As Pleased With Budget As They Were About StimulusAs in, not enough for anyone to vote for it.
  16. those were the 100 days
    Bailouts, Bankers, Brackets, and Bo: Obama’s First 100 DaysLet’s relive all of the memorable moments we’ve already forgotten.
  17. symbolic gestures
    Obama Asks Cabinet to Trim $100 Million, a.k.a. NothingStill, we guess $100 million is better than nothing.
  18. early and often
    Congress Passes $410 Billion Spending BillDespite resistance from both sides over the size of the bill, Congress voted to approve a spending measure that would keep the federal government working.
  19. early and often
    Senate Republicans Reach Out of Grave to Trip Up Democrat Spending BillLast night GOP senators stopped a $410 billion omnibus spending bill, forcing Dems to forge a stopgap measure to prevent the federal government from shutting down.
  20. early and often
    Obama’s Budget Definitely Not More of the SameEveryone agrees Obama has made a radical departure from the past. But they differ on whether we should celebrate it, or fear it.
  21. early and often
    Obama Wasn’t Kidding About Health CareHis budget sets aside $634 billion for a down payment on health-care reform. But where’s it coming from?
  22. early and often
    Obama Signals End to Spending OrgyWith his new budget, he hopes to cut the deficit in half by 2013. Good luck!
  23. early and often
    Obama’s ‘Candid’ Rescue-Package Speech Low on Specifics, High on Scripted RhetoricWhat happened to the part where he was going to explain how his plan actually works?