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Stevenson's Green Team Sits Down With Legislators In The Capitol: 04/25/2013

Joshua Song - Chicago Tribune

Members of Stevenson Green Team spent their weekend in Washington D.C. as participants in the “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” Youth Film Festival. The festival, sponsored by the National Priorities Project (NPP) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), asked young people how they would allocate a trillion dollars ...

Writing A Check To The Irs Should Inspire Pride, Not Loathing: 04/14/2013

Mattea Kramer - Boston Globe

Is Chuck Hagel The Reformer We Were Promised?: 04/03/2013

Chris Hayes - MSNBC

A Post-Iraq Security Consensus?: 03/22/2013

Jeremiah Goulka - The American Prospect

On the tenth anniversary of George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, we may be witnessing a seismic shift in America's politics of national security. After decades of using hawkish positions for partisan advantage, the Republican Party is facing a foreign policy identity crisis. Its brand is still stained by the ...

Policy Priorities: Where Is The American Dream?: 03/11/2013

Gary Flowers - Huffington Post

Once upon a time, the "American Dream" was thought to be life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as defined by an adequate-paying job, a house, and equal opportunity for a higher standard of life. In 2013, recent public policy decisions have sounded the alarm clock of unthinkable unemployment, home ...

Too Much Money Spent In Iraq For Too Few Results: 03/06/2013

Lara Jakes - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.

The Left's Austerity Strategy: 03/03/2013


NPP's research director Mattea Kramer appeared on Up with Chris Hayes on Sunday, March 3, to talk about growing support for cuts to military spending.

Is Obama Inflating Sequester Impacts To Scare Public, Gop Toward Tax Hike?: 02/26/2013

Laura Matthews - International Business Times

Across-the-board automatic federal spending cuts, known as a sequester, threaten to take effect Friday. President Barack Obama, who has learned a lesson about one-on-one negotiation with congressional Republicans, has taken to campaign mode, likely in the hope of scoring a victory in the court of public opinion.

Bipartisan Coalition Calls For Reforming Sequester's Defense Cuts: 02/26/2013

Aaron Blake - Washington Post

A diverse collection of 22 interest groups has signed a new letter urging Congress to make cuts to the Defense Department on the scale of the sequester but to shift the cuts to different areas of the defense budget. “We and other military experts believe we can realize savings of at ...

How Will The Sequester Affect You?: 02/20/2013

Laura Matthews - International Business Times

Another manufactured budget crisis is facing Washington, but this time around it looks as if there will be no last-minute showdown.