In the News

In The News RSS Feed RSS

Boondoggle on the Border

January 28, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax , National Security

The early weeks of any new Congress give those of us paying attention a sense of the types of activity we can expect for the next two years.... Read More

Governors’ Big Oil-Assisted Lobbying Pays Off in Obama’s Atlantic Drilling Plan

January 28, 2015 | Facing South | Energy

The Obama administration released its draft five-year plan for oil and gas development on the Outer Continental Shelf this week -- and for the... Read More

Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

January 27, 2015 | Capital Insider | Budget & Tax , National Security

The initiative was created after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The program expired at the end of December, but its back... Read More

Will 2015 Be the Year for Tax Reform? It Could Happen

January 23, 2015 | The GPS News | Budget & Tax

WASHINGTON— The similarities between Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis) and President Obama’s proposals to expand the earned income tax credit to... Read More

NM at Center of Obama’s Climate-Change Proposal

January 22, 2015 | Public News Service | Energy , Natural Resources

FARMINGTON, N.M. – New Mexico may be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama's effort to regulate and reduce methane gas... Read More

‘Fat Leonard’ Navy Scandal Shows Need for More Scrutiny over US Defense Contracts

January 20, 2015 | International Business Times | National Security

A U.S. Navy corruption scandal involving a Malaysian defense contractor known as "Fat Leonard" who bribed Navy officials with prostitutes,... Read More

Federal Bucks Reap a Bumper Crop of Farmers Markets

January 16, 2015 | The Washington Times | Agriculture

Know your farmer, know your food , but most importantly, know where your tax dollars are going. As part of first lady Michelle... Read More

Opinion: Why Obama’s Plan for Tuition-Free Community Colleges Is a Good Idea

January 15, 2015 | Los Angeles Times | Budget & Tax , National Security

President Obama announced the other day the framework for a plan to make two years of community college tuition-free for those who are serious... Read More

Will Congress Sack the NFL?

January 12, 2015 | Washington Examiner | Budget & Tax

The NFL was tarnished by one ugly stain after another in 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Puskar)   Football is approaching its annual crescendo, with... Read More

Funding New Submarines Outside the Navy?

January 12, 2015 | Daily Press (Newport News, VA) | Budget & Tax , National Security

Newport News Shipbuilding has a stake in a new and potentially divisive method for funding a future class of submarine, a project considered... Read More

View All »

Got a Tip?

Tip Line

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

January 30, 2015

In Search of Fiscal Leadership

Monday the President’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 will be released. As usual, some of the details have... Read More