Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Ellen Ratner - World News Daily
Although there is some question about the truth of the balanced budget, I remember the day that the White House Press Corps was called into the East Room for a ceremony marking “a balanced budget.”
Steven Rosenfeld - Alternet
If you’re among the millions of Americans who feel bypassed by the economic recovery, you should pay attention to what the GOP-controlled Congress says it wants do to the federal government—via the 2016 budget—because if Republicans get even a fraction of what they have proposed, your living standards will start ...
Ben Piven - Al Jazeera America
President proposes to tax companies’ foreign profits for half-trillion in revenue but faces tough congressional fight
Jasmine Tucker - Truthout
President Obama's 2016 budget proposal included many education initiatives that would be popular among the US population. But is 2 percent of the total federal budget pie enough?
Bill Curry - Salon
Avoiding another disastrous Middle East war requires voicing our convictions bravely -- then trusting in democracy
Doug Hall - Huffington Post
On February 2, President Obama released a budget outline for fiscal year 2016 with many proposals that reflect Americans' most cherished values and priorities, according to opinion polls. The $4 trillion proposal is only a starting point for lengthy budget negotiations in the Republican-controlled Congress; however, it does provide important ...
- BBC World Service
BBC News Hour interviews NPP's Lindsay Koshgarian about the cost of Obama's proposed Authorization of Military Force (AUMF).
Rob Garver - The Fiscal Times
The debate over President Obama’s authority to use the U.S. armed forces to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria might just come down to the definition of the word “enduring.” - See more at: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2015/02/11/One-Little-Word-Could-Kill-Obama-s-War-Powers-Request#sthash.2U5tf562.dpuf
Lindsay Koshgarian - The Hill
One of the biggest battles facing Congress this year is whether to keep the budget caps and cuts known as sequestration in place, and one of the most curious features of the sequester is the insistence on equal cuts for defense and non-defense programs. President Obama’s proposed budget does little ...
Doug Hall - Daily Hampshire Gazette
NORTHAMPTON — On Feb. 2, President Obama released a budget outline for fiscal year 2016 that should be widely popular with the American people. The $4 trillion proposal is only a starting point for lengthy budget negotiations in the Republican-controlled Congress; however, it does provide important detail about the president’s ...