Even in a week dominated by news about this year's federal budget, Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan still managed to cause a stir with his budget proposal for next year.His proposed 2012 budget been called everything from brave to draconian for its willingness to discuss entitlem
Now that we know there will NOT be a partial shutdown of the federal government because late last night lawmakers reached a deal on a plan to cut about $38 billion from this year's budget, it's time for some morning-after analyses.-- Over at It's All Politics, our colleague Frank James says this sho
President Obama announced an agreement Friday night to cut billions of dollars from the current year's budget and avoid a partial shutdown of the government that was due to occur at midnight. Following is the text of his remarks. Source: The White House.Good evening.
As the partisan brawlers on Capitol Hill stumble inexorably toward what could be the first federal government shutdown in more than four decades, others are looking ahead to much larger spending battles Congress faces."This is just the undercard," says fiscal policy expert J.D.