January 2012 Blog Archives

Data Wednesday: Federal Money in the States

Earlier this week, National Priorities Project released Federal Money on the Rise in Florida, Nevada, a surprising look at the role of federal money in the states. As the primary season continues, we'll be putting more states under the microscope. In the meantime, here are a few resources for getting these numbers for your own state.

Budget Brief - State of the Union Energy Policies

Senior research analyst Chris Hellman takes a look at the energy policies laid out in last week's State of the Union address. You can find the full text of President Obama's address here.

Hoping to Build a Country That's Built to Last

Jackie Bray is a single mother who lost her job as a mechanic but has a new one working at a wind turbine factory in Charlotte, North Carolina. In his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, President Obama used this story to illustrate his vision for America’s economy. ...

Data Wednesday: Linking to Search Results

This is the latest entry in NPP’s weekly Data Wednesday series, a getting-started guide to NPP’s Federal Priorities Database.  All previous posts are archived here. So you’ve run a great search in the database, and now you want to share the information. For example, you want to show your friends the ...

Budget Brief- State of the Union Preview

Senior research analyst Mattea Kramer talks about what NPP is expecting in President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, including job creation measures and proposed higher taxes on the wealthiest earners. Watch President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday Jan. 24 at 9pm EST.

State of the Union Part 2: What to listen for in Tuesday’s address

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the State of the Union address is important in part because it gives a preview of the president’s forthcoming budget request. (In early February President Obama will release his budget request for fiscal year 2013, which begins on October 1, 2012.) National Priorities Project ...

State of the Union Part 1: Why does the State of the Union matter?

On Tuesday night President Obama will give the final State of the Union address of his first term. Much speculation precedes the address, and much analysis follows. But why does the State of the Union matter so much? One reason the State of the Union has been important historically is ...

Data Wednesday: County Data

In the latest Data Wednesday, learn how to view and export county-level data from NPP's Federal Priorities Database.

Budget Brief- The Pentagon's New Blueprint

Senior research analyst Chris Hellman explains changes at the Pentagon.

The Pentagon’s New Blueprint

On January 5 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin E. Dempsey – joined by President Obama in a rare visit to the Pentagon – rolled out the military’s new strategic plan.Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey’s briefing provided a modest amount of ...