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Balance The Budget, But Not On The Backs Of The Poor: 03/22/2015

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.”


14 Reasons Why House And Senate Republicans Have Declared Economic War On Average Americans: 03/20/2015

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 ...


Gop Stands In Way Of Obama Gambit For Offshore Corporate Cash: 03/12/2015

Ben Piven - Al Jazeera America

President proposes to tax companies’ foreign profits for half-trillion in revenue but faces tough congressional fight


How Does Obama's Education Budget Stack Up Against Us Citizens' Priorities?: 03/04/2015

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?


We Must Not Fear Old White Men: Here’S How We Get Past The John Mccain/Fox News Problem: 02/23/2015

Bill Curry - Salon

Avoiding another disastrous Middle East war requires voicing our convictions bravely -- then trusting in democracy


President Obama's Budget: Five Small Steps Forward, One Big Step Back: 02/20/2015

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 ...


How Much Will Obama's Aumf Cost?: 02/13/2015

- BBC World Service

BBC News Hour interviews NPP's Lindsay Koshgarian about the cost of Obama's proposed Authorization of Military Force (AUMF). 


One Little Word That Could Kill Obama’S War Powers Request: 02/12/2015

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


The Pentagon And Sequestration’S Doubly Bad Policy: 02/12/2015

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: Obama Budget For 2016 A Step In The Right Direction: 02/11/2015

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 ...