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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security

    Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security
    President Barack Obama named a veteran federal official from Maryland to lead the Social Security Administration on Friday, more than a year after the previous director left the critical post. Carolyn W. Colvin, 72, an Arnold native who has served as...
  • Frankly, this word is meaningless

    Frankly, this word is meaningless
    There is a rhetorical infestation loose in Washington, and left untreated, it will devour what little remains of honest communication in the nation's capital. It is the f-word. No, not that one. The other one — the one that, in either its...
  • Portsmouth defense contractor welcomes Rep. Scott

    Portsmouth defense contractor welcomes Rep. Scott
    Having escaped Washington for a few weeks, Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott decided to catch up on some homework Tuesday — of the defense-related variety. The Newport News Democrat spent part of the afternoon touring W&O Premier, a defense...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • Cuts to defense budget threatened by battle against Islamic State

    Members of Congress and the White House anticipated a peace dividend by winding down America's foreign wars, closing bases and shedding tens of thousands of troops. But President Obama's new, open-ended strategy to confront Islamic State fighters in...
  • Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry

    Hampton Roads could become commercial hub for drone industry
    In Hampton Roads, the word "drone" has usually referred to unmanned military aircraft. But given shrinking defense budgets, local companies would like to take this technology to U.S. commercial markets. Businesses want to use drones — unmanned...
  • Sequester's cuts will endure because of budget war

    There's an ancient adage that in war, truth is the first casualty. The war being waged over the federal budget, mostly by Republicans fighting with themselves, is a perfect example. The biggest untruth may be that by pressing their demands the...
  • Modest private sector growth, less uncertainty to help Hampton Roads economy this year

    Modest private sector growth, less uncertainty to help Hampton Roads economy this year
    When it comes to economic uncertainty, 2013 was the worst year for Hampton Roads, the director of Old Dominion University's economic forecasting team said after a Wednesday presentation in Newport News. This year should be better for both business and...
  • Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits

    Congress moves to reverse budget cuts to veterans' benefits
    WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...
  • Nelson to Scott: Coax Florida Republicans to back off furloughs

    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott took a shot at President Obama yesterday about the federal sequestration forcing some furloughs of National Guardsmen as the hurricane season ramps up. Today, Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is shooting back with a letter...
  • Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions

    Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions
    Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution. The federal...