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Sides speak to policy and politics in debt debate

Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for "The PBS Newshour"

Tags: Gwen Ifill , Washington Week , The PBS Newshour , Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , debt ceiling , budget

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:31pm EDT
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Budget deal includes abortion and school voucher riders

The D.C. area may be breathing a collective sigh of relief after a last minute deal was struck to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, the deal includes two provisions aimed at the District.

Tags: abortion , abortion funding , school vouchers , Eleanor Holmes Norton ,

Saturday - 04/09/2011, 08:26am EDT

Shutdown averted, six-day CR passed

The White House and Congress agreed to both a short-term deal and a longer-term one funding the government through 2011 and cutting more than $35 billion. OMB issued new guidance telling agencies to resume normal operations which means feds should report to work as usual.

Tags: budget , shutdown , budget 2011 , Congress , management , Harry Reid , Barack Obama , Jason Miller

Saturday - 04/09/2011, 02:34am EDT

Congress continues negotiations; Feds frustration grows

President Obama expects to have an answer Friday morning about whether a shutdown can be averted. Meanwhile agencies have new guidance from OMB on how to prepare to close down their offices. Federal workers vent frustrations and ask questions during a town hall meeting sponsored by Rep. Jim Moran.

Tags: management , shutdown , Barack Obama , Harry Reid , Jim Moran , OPM , OMB , Congress , Dina Long , NTEU , Dan Adcock , NARFE , AFGE , SSA , DoT , FAA , Jason Miller , budget , furlough , budget 2011

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:08am EDT
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GOP hedging bets on temporary spending plan

Martin Kady, congressional bureau chief for Politico

Tags: Martin Kady , Politico , government shutdown , Barack Obama

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 08:00pm EDT
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Under CR, new Navy ship-building on hold

The existing CR has caused the Navy to miss construction starts and other scheduled projects, Politico reports.

Tags: DoD Update , Todd Akin , Navy , continuing resolution , budget

Monday - 03/14/2011, 03:04pm EDT

Shame on Boehner

The ignorance is not diminishing.

Tags: opinion , columns , Barlow Herget ,

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 10:34am EST

Analysis: Federal workforce size doesn't matter

House Speaker John Boehner has raised eyebrows by saying the administration has added 200,000 federal jobs. Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta said it's not the size that matters. It's what you do with it.

Tags: pay and benefits , federal workforce , fed bashing , John Palguta , pay debate , CR , budget , Partnership for Public Service , Suzanne Kubota , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 10:41am EST
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