In the News

In The News RSS Feed RSS

K St. Swarms on Pentagon’s ‘Wish Lists’

April 16, 2015 | The Hill | Budget & Tax , National Security

The re-emergence of Pentagon “wish lists” to Congress has ignited a fierce lobbying battle among some of the world’s largest contractors, who... Read More

Environmental Group Targets Ohio’s Portman over Clean Air

April 13, 2015 | The Toledo Blade | Budget & Tax , Energy

One of America’s most well-financed and courtroom-savvy environmental groups is going hard after U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) for a budget... Read More

Without Funding Boost, Navy Shipbuilding Plan Runs Aground

April 09, 2015 | Daily Press | Budget & Tax , National Security

NEWPORT NEWS -- On the surface, the Navy's new 30-year shipbuilding plan looks like smooth sailing for Huntington Ingalls Industries and other... Read More

Opinion: Key to Salmon Recovery? Demolition

April 09, 2015 | The Journal of the San Juan Islands | Transportation & Infrastructure

The Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office recently reported in a Journal article that nearly half of the 15 salmon populations listed under the... Read More

Fixing Medicare Costs

April 06, 2015 | Capital Insider | Budget & Tax

Congress has finally decided on a permanent fix for the "sustainable growth rate formula," a major issue facing Medicare re-imbursement. The... Read More

Why FEMA Wants Your State to Stop Ignoring Climate Change

April 02, 2015 | Mother Jones | Budget & Tax , Transportation & Infrastructure

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wants states to do a better job planning for the natural disasters they are likely to face in a... Read More

Defense Spending Has Dropped 21 Percent since 2010, Rubio Says

April 01, 2015 | Politifact | Budget & Tax , National Security

Even with combat in Iraq and Afghanistan officially over, potential presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio is calling for a reversal of a... Read More

The Iowa Caucuses Have a Winner: Ethanol

March 27, 2015 | The Wall Street Journal | Energy

Opinion At the Iowa Agriculture Summit earlier this month, most of the prospective Republican presidential candidates embraced the... Read More

Hous GOP Approves Budget to Hike Defense, Slash Safety-Net Programs

March 27, 2015 | The Los Angeles Times | Budget & Tax , National Security

House Republicans pushed past their internal divisions to approve a budget blueprint Wednesday, putting the new Congress on track to notch a... Read More

Patrick Murphy Voted for Free Lifetime Health Care for Congress, GOP Group Says

March 27, 2015 | Politifact | Budget & Tax

The 2016 Senate race in Florida officially kicked into high gear March 23 when U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, became the first major... Read More

View All »

Got a Tip?

Tip Line

Weekly Wastebasket

Our weekly reality-check for federal spending. View All

April 17, 2015

Silencing Sequester Scaremongers

Before getting into the substance of this wastebasket, a little history is in order. In the wake of the 2010... Read More