| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Updates | 3:26 p.m. and 4:01 p.m.
Original blog post | 2:55 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, was attacked Thursday by a conservative group over his vote to fund a reopening of the federal...
| Mar 17, 2013
A spring break in the nation's capital is a rite of passage for some families, but if the airfare from the West Coast to the East has stretched your vacation budget, take heart. Many places are free, thanks to government funding (although the sequester...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Needy senior citizens won’t get breakfast and poor children won’t get rides to pre-school under $2 million in Palm Beach County budget cuts approved Tuesday as a result of Congress failing to reach a budget deal.
The county expects to lose...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Congress failing to reach a budget deal could force $2 million in Palm Beach County cuts, affecting programs such as pre-school for poor children and meals for the elderly.
The county gets about $36 million a year in federal money for community services...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:04 PM
It’s easy to rail about big government in the abstract. The rules change, though, when policy breaks out of the Beltway and reaches down to kick the little guy upside the head. The fiscal conservatives in Congress are slapping each other on the back...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Fort McHenry National Monument commemorates the Battle of Baltimore and Francis Scott Key's creation of The Star-Spangled Banner. There were more than 640,000 visitors to the fort in 2011, and they spent $44 million in the Baltimore area. Fort McHenry,...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:51 PM
The U.S. economy is improving, yet Congress seems still to be in the grip of the delirium that shrinking the deficit in the near term is still a matter of paramount urgency.
That's what's prevented lawmakers from dealing with their real task, which is...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- As Congress readied for a new battle over raising the debt limit, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced legislation that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they did not increase the nation's borrowing authority.
"It is an American value...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- The International Monetary Fund on Friday urged U.S. officials to scale back its automatic federal spending cuts, warning that they were "excessively rapid and ill-designed" and were hurting the nation's economic recovery
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...
| Feb 24, 2013
Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them.
On Friday automatic...