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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). 


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 ...


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


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 ...


7 Pie Charts About Obama's Budget That Answer All The Questions You Were Afraid To Ask: 02/10/2015

Zoe Ferguson - Bustle

So President Barack Obama has rolled out his proposal for the 2016 fiscal year budget. Where is the money going? If you’re a visual learner like me, a handy pie chart goes much further than a dense paragraph of econo-speak in demonstrating where the President’s spending priorities lie. Luckily, the ...


What Would Confucius Say About Lack Of Trust In Us Government?: 02/10/2015

George Levinger and Lindsay Koshgarian - Daily Hampshire Gazette

NORTHAMPTON — In the widely revered “Analects of Confucius,” one of his disciples asks him about the essence of good government. Confucius replies as follows: “The requisites of government are that there be a sufficiency of food, enough military equipment, and the confidence of the people in their ruler.”


President Obama's Budget: 02/05/2015

Claudia David Heitler - Here There Everywhere: News for Kids

Most households have a budget -- how much money you have versus how much you spend, and on what.