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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.

Pentagon Urges Delay In "Devastating" $46 Billion Budget Cuts: 02/12/2013

David Alexander and Phil Stewart - Reuters

The Pentagon's civilian and military leaders warned in dire terms on Tuesday that $46 billion in budget cuts due to go into effect in two weeks would erode the nation's ability to go to war and appealed to Congress to delay the reductions.

Recommended Reading: Fiscal Cliff Deal: 01/02/2013

Theresa Riley - Bill Moyers

Recommended Reading: Fiscal Cliff Deal January 2, 2013 by Theresa Riley Want to know more about the 11th hour deal Congress and the White House reached early Tuesday morning? Here’s a collection of articles explaining what’s in the deal and differing viewpoints on the consequences. “The Fiscal Cliff Deal”by Chris Hellman ...

'Fiscal Cliff' Cuts To Job Training For Young People Would Cost Taxpayers Dearly: 12/17/2012

Mattea Kramer and Rory O'Sullivan - Christian Science Monitor

Almost 5 million people under age 30 are looking for work. Millions have gone back to school only to face skyrocketing college tuition and few opportunities upon graduation. Not surprisingly, anational poll of 18- to 34-year-olds found that almost half of our fellow Millennials fears they will end up worse off ...

Why The Republican Party's Narrative On Income And Voting Failed: 12/10/2012

Alex Klein - The Daily Beast


Please Explain: The Fiscal Cliff: 11/16/2012

Leonard Lopate - WNYC

David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author, most recently, of Red Ink: Inside the High Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget, and Mattea Kramer, Senior Research Analyst, National Priorities Project, and lead author of National Priorities Project's new book, A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget, explain what the fiscal cliff means, ...

Big Sticks Cost Money: 10/17/2012

Martin Hutchinson - Reuters BreakingViews

Mitt Romney’s foreign policy doesn’t match his thrifty approach to other spending. The U.S. Republican presidential candidate’s speech on Monday suggests a George W. Bush-like interventionist streak, another step away from the party’s pre-World War Two isolationism. That could lead to more Middle East conflict and defense spending. It’s also ...