The headline is "CBO Sees Record Budget Gap At Nearly $1.5 Trillion."As the Associated Press writes, "new budget estimates released Wednesday predict the government's deficit will hit almost $1.5 trillion this year, a new record.
On this 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "ask not" inaugural address — a speech that still inspires many Americans all these years later — thanks to C-SPAN's online library we can all watch and hear it again.There's a 38-minute video of the inauguration posted here.
Eye-popping headlines from Illinois this morning about action taken early today by legislators there:-- "Lawmakers Pass 67 Percent Tax Hike." (Chicago Tribune)-- " Ill. Faces 66 Percent Tax Boost Amid Budget Crisis."
Jim Cole, who's been waiting for the Senate to act on his nomination to be deputy attorney general longer than anyone else who's been nominated to that position in the past 30 years, is being put into the job via a "recess appointment," the White House just announced.His name pops up along with thos
When a blizzard's coming, there are sure to be stories about folks stocking up on milk and toilet paper.And when the blizzard's over, there are sure to be stories about outrage over unplowed streets and seemingly unprepared state and local governments.That's exactly what's happening now in the wake
Last month, France was paralyzed by strikes as angry workers took to the streets to protest a law that would raise the country’s retirement age to 62.France’s retirement reform is just the latest successful push by a European government to cut back on government spending.