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Education spending is projected to account for 2 percent of total federal spending in fiscal 2015, a figure that has held roughly constant for decades, despite consistent polling that shows education is a top priority for most Americans.

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President’s 2016 Budget in Pictures

Jasmine Tucker |

President Obama recently released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. And budgets are about our nation’s priorities: What are we going to spend money on? How are we going to raise the money we want to spend? These pictures tell the story of the priorities found in the president’s budget.

President Obama Proposes 2016 Budget

Jasmine Tucker |

President Obama's budget proposal includes spending above sequestration caps for defense and non-defense, and many initiatives that would be widely popular with Americans.

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The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures

Jasmine Tucker |

Today we released The President's 2016 Budget in Pictures, a series of colorful charts telling the story of the priorities in the president's budget.

State of the Union 2015

Lindsay Koshgarian |

President Obama’s State of the Union address last night was as notable for what it included as for what it didn’t include.  We give you the lowdown on gridlock, climate change, middle class economics, free community college, taxes, war spending and more.

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