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  • US budget deficit running 6.2 percent higher than last year through first 4 months

    The federal government ran a bigger deficit in January, pushing the imbalance so far this budget year up 6.2 percent from the same period a year ago. The Treasury Department said Wednesday the deficit for January stood at $17.5 billion compared to $10....
  • Summary of recent Louisiana newspaper editorials

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: Feb. 10 The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on budget bills: In Congress, the voodoo they do with numbers is already bad enough. Let's not give license to partisan lawmakers to fiddle with what are and...
  • Nuclear visions and nuclear budgets

    President Barack Obama's fiscal 2016 budget request continues the political gamesmanship that has plagued the U.S. government for five years. Exceeding legislated budget caps on both defense and non-defense discretionary spending by $75 billion, the...
  • Republicans predict catastrophe, but Obama fails to deliver

     Republicans predict catastrophe, but Obama fails to deliver
    If there's one thing I enjoy about the wildly popular television series "The Walking Dead," it's that it promises an apocalyptic version of America, replete with brain-starved zombies and gangs of renegade humans, and then it really delivers. Brains are...
  • Paint it over and call it new

    WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans took a novel approach to announcing their Obamacare alternative last week: out with the old and ... well, back in with the old. On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee put out a news release announcing "Burr,...
  • Democrats say GOP plan for replacing Obama health care overhaul would hurt consumers

    A plan by three Republican lawmakers for replacing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would leave Americans with less coverage and higher costs than the landmark law they want to repeal, Democrats said Thursday. "It effectively raises taxes on...
  • Martin Schram: GOP Congress starts with old politics, not new governance

    After three months of post-election victory parades and promises that we'll soon see the all-new Good Governance Grand Old Party, this was the week the Republican Party finally delivered. Faster than you could say "Ta-daaa!," the drum rolls suddenly...
  • Health care enrollment near 10 million as deadline nears

    WASHINGTON Nearly 10 million Americans have selected a health insurance plan or re-enrolled in coverage on the nation's health care marketplaces, the Obama administration announced Wednesday. With just 11 days to go before the Feb. 15 deadline to...
  • How Obama wants to spend Americans' money next year: an agency-by-agency look

    Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot. But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more. Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016...
  • Obama budget seeks to spread the wealth; GOP calls it a pipe dream

    President Obama launched the first clash in a series of budget battles Monday as he unveiled his nearly $4-trillion spending plan and accused Republicans of putting national security at risk over a political fight. Laying out his budget proposal,...
  • If immigrants win under Obama order, does someone have to lose?

    WASHINGTON While most economists agree that Americans benefit from the contributions of immigrants, not all Americans appear to be affected equally. And some might be harmed. So in heartland cities such as Fort Worth, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo.,...