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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending

    With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of Congress, Pentagon spending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe. The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds...
  • Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet

    Coalition warns of 'death spiral' for strained U.S. fleet
    In a blunt letter to Congress, nearly 100 retired Navy and Marine Corps leaders on Wednesday warned of dire consequences to the U.S. fleet unless Congress pumps billions of additional dollars into shipbuilding, repair and maintenance. The letter comes...
  • Don't blame Obama for defense cuts

    To the editor: It is a bit difficult to take seriously the foreign-policy suggestions of someone with John Bolton's fierce partisan history. ("A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP," Op-Ed, Nov. 13) Bolton makes some sensible observations. But his...
  • Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy

     Chuck Hagel's firing won't help U.S. foreign policy
    It is a time-honored tradition in American politics: Whenever the president turns unpopular, he fires someone and brings in a tried and tested veteran to clean house. Thus in 1987, in the middle of the Iran-Contra affair, out went Donald Regan as Ronald...
  • Chuck Hagel leaves Obama's war against war

    WASHINGTON -- The surprising decision of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to leave his Pentagon post after only 21 months of service has been widely greeted as a combination of his frustration in the job and a conclusion at the White House that he...
  • Sen. Rob Portman rules out 2016 bid for White House

    Sen. Rob Portman rules out 2016 bid for White House
    Republican Sen. Rob Portman, a former White House budget chief and trade representative who broke with fellow conservatives to back gay marriage, has ruled out a presidential run in 2016 and will seek a second term. In a statement Tuesday, the Ohio...
  • Baltimore economy stands out amid lackluster state growth

    Baltimore economy stands out amid lackluster state growth
    The Baltimore region has been less affected by federal spending cuts than other parts of the state, helping to make it a bright spot in an otherwise lackluster Maryland economy, a federal economist said Thursday. Employment in the Baltimore region grew...
  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...
  • Group aims higher on education: Front & Center

    In a time of challenge for higher education, more than 1,250 public-university leaders from across America are coming to Orlando next week for the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Representing 237 research...
  • Kaine learns about oysters, climate change at VIMS

    Kaine learns about oysters, climate change at VIMS
    Sen. Tim Kaine got schooled Monday at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science — a visit he says armed him in his mission to convince others in the U.S. Senate to continue funding critical research. "Critical environmental research," Kaine, D-Va.,...
  • Economic action plan

    In their recent "State of the Region" report, Old Dominion University professors James Koch and Gary Wagner outline some of the most powerful forces affecting Hampton Roads. And economically, nothing casts a longer shadow than the federal budget...