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Fact-Checking Obama's Speech: 09/07/2012

Suzy Khimm, Sarah Kliff, and Dylan Matthews - Washington Post

TRUE – “After two wars that have cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars…” The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost more than $1.37 trillion, according to the National Priorities Project. Over 6,500 US service members have died in the wars.


The Paul Ryan Budget: 5 Go-To Sources For Understanding It: 08/29/2012

Laura Edwins - Christian Science Monitor

The National Priorities Project (NPP) provides a side-by-side comparison of Ryan's and President Obama’s plans, as well as an alternative budget by the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), which was introduced in the House of Representatives at the same time as the Ryan plan.


Everything You Want To Know About The Budget: 08/27/2012

Lauren Feeney - Bill Moyers

Are you secretly confused by all this talk about the Ryan budget? If the conflicting rhetoric, incalculable numbers and incessant punditry leave your head spinning — don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here to help is Mattea Kramer, author of A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget and senior research analyst ...


Four Spending Myths Keeping U.S. From Recovery: 07/18/2012

Mattea Kramer - CBS News

We’re at the edge of the cliff of deficit disaster!  National security spending is being, or will soon be, slashed to the bone!  Obamacare will sink the ship of state. Each of these claims has grabbed national attention in a big way, sucking up years’ worth of precious airtime. That’s ...


What Do We Need To Know About The Federal Budget?: 07/17/2012

Rose Aguilar - KALW Public Radio in San Francisco

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with National Priorities Project researcher Mattea Kramer about her new book, A People's Guide to the Federal Budget.


How To Close The Budget Deficit Without Raising Tax Rates: 06/06/2012

Mattea Kramer - Christian Science Monitor

Every lawmaker in Washington knows how to close budget deficits, though many people outside Washington may not have heard about this possible solution. While federal spending and budget deficits are widely covered in the news, it’s rarely mentioned that federal tax revenues as a share of the economy are at ...


Two Choices Before Us: 05/29/2012

Ted Braun - Crossville Chronicle

CROSSVILLE — This week started off with two historic commemorations—a religious event that turned political, and a political event that turned religious. 


A People's Guide To The Federal Budget: 05/25/2012

- WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget covers what every American should know about how our government raises and spends our tax dollars. From coverage of the current conflict in Washington to simple explanations of budget terminology, A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget has it all.


U.S. Defense Cuts Hit Home At Ohio Tank Plant: 05/24/2012

Andrea Shalal-Esa - Reuters

Jeff Bingman


$1 Trillion For Defense: 05/22/2012

Chris Hellman and Mattea Kramer - The American Conservative

Recent months have seen a flurry of headlines about cuts (often called “threats”) to the U.S. defense budget. Last week, lawmakers in the House of Representatives even passed a bill that was meant to spare national security spending from future cuts by reducing school-lunch funding and other social programs. Here, ...