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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • Obama backing budgetary commission

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, who spent much of his first year winning and then promoting a nearly $800 billion economic stimulus act and then pressing for a health-care reform that could cost more than $800 billion over the......
  • Obama's middle-class pitch: Dream alive

     
    by Michael Muskal With what will serve as a preview of his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama today gave the nation an outline of new policies to help the middle class cope with lower expectations and the......
  • Budget commission defeated in Senate

     
    by Janet Hook Despite growing public anger about the burgeoning federal deficit, the Senate today rejected a proposal to establish a commission to devise ways to cut spending and raise taxes - and to give the panel teeth by essentially......
  • Budget deficit: $1.35 trillion in 2010

     
    by Michael Muskal The federal budget for fiscal year 2010 will show a deficit of $1.35 trillion, the Congressional Budget Office announced this morning, the latest number to be injected into what is more of a political issue than an......
  • White House spending freeze: Discretion

     
    by Mark Silva and updated In an attempt to confront growing public frustration with out-of-control federal spending in the wake of a recession that has cost millions of American jobs and a special election that has cost the White House......
  • Obama's State of the Union: 'Hopeful'

     
    by Mark Silva, updated with details and speech President Barack Obama, vowing a new commitment to fiscal restraint while renewing his bid for an overhaul of healthcare, called on Americans Wednesday night to repair "a deficit of trust.'' The president,......
  • Obama: 'Washington so Washington-like'

     
    by Mark Silva and completed at 1:30 pm EST (and updated with a video Americans ought to see.) With one hand, President Barack Obama is reaching out to Republicans, inviting them to work with him. With the other hand, the......
  • Moon missions: Deep budgetary freeze

     
    by Mark Silva With the return of the full moon comes budgetary talk that the U.S. may not be returning to the moon anytime soon. Our colleagues at the Orlando Sentinel -- Robert Block and Mark K. Matthews -- offered......
  • Deficits and terrorism: Obama vs. GOP

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama is atttempting to focus attention on an attack on the federal budget deficit. Republicans complain today that he is misfiring in the war on terrorism. With an annual budget deficit this year of $1.35......
  • Obama's budget: $3.8 trillion, w/ a prison

     
    by Mark Silva, updated at 9:15 am and 11:25 am EST President Barack Obama today will propose a new, $3.8 trillion federal budget that boosts spending in some areas, such as education and job-creation, but cuts spending elsewhere. It also......
  • Obama's budget: What's up, what's down

     
    by Mark Silva There's a lot of talk about a "three-year freeze'' here in Washington this week, on the heels of another winter snowstorm. But the White House readily allows that the freeze in "discretionary spending'' that it proposes for......