Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Jeanine Molloff - Truthout
Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Florida) has been waging his own war on corporate insurance forces determined to maintain the fiscal "slaver's whip" by proposing a straightforward public option plan through the existing Medicare network. Rather than the 2,000-plus-page proposal endorsed by the president; Grayson's bill is a robust ... 4 pages.
The Associated Press - MSNBC
BAGHDAD — Almost seven years after the first bombs in the war to oust Saddam Hussein, Iraqis went about their business Friday with little observance of the anniversary, looking to the future with a mixture of trepidation and hope.
Tracy Emblem - San Diego Gay and Lesbian News
On March 10, 2010, Ohio Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich brought up a resolution to pull our troops out of Afghanistan within the next year. The bill was drafted to make Congress "claim responsibility for the troop casualties."
Tom Vannah - The Valley Advocate News
Late last week, in advance of the release of proposed 2011 fiscal budgets by the state House and Senate, Massachusetts legislative leaders sent a message to local governments across the Commonwealth: prepare for another round of cuts in local aid.
Joel Tyner - Dutchess Democracy
Miles C. Freeman - Sea Coast Online
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- The Peace Worker
President Obama issued his Fiscal Year 2011 budget on February 1, 2010 – a 2,585-page proposed blueprint for addressing the social agonies caused by record-high job loss, a continued sluggish economy and state deficits.
Leigh Ann Caldwell - News Junkie Post
Liberal lawmaker, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), will open debate on the Afghanistan war in the House of Representatives, Wednesday. Three hours of debate on his two page resolution, H.Con. Res 248, will take place in the afternoon. The measure calls for the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan with ...
Caitlin O'Donnell - The Pendulum (Elon University)
Chris Hellman, the director of the National Priorities Project, visited Elon's campus Tuesday night to discuss the distribution of federal funds, particularly to the military, which traditionally has a very high budget.
Kristen Cole, Media Relations Director - Smith College Grecourt Gate
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Next month, at the beginning of their 30-city, 18-country tour of the Americas, four women community activists will speak at Smith College about guaranteeing a safe, just and sustainable future for everyone.