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Peace Corps investing in tomorrow

The President has requested a budget of $446.15 million for the Peace Corps. The proposed budget request reflects a plan for agency wide investment in quality growth, and will enable the Peace Corps to recruit, train, and support thousands of Americans willing to devote two years of their lives to public service in communities abroad.

Tags: mngt , Peace Corps , Kevin Quigley , FY 2011 budget

Monday - 02/08/2010, 09:40am EST
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Surprises found in the Defense budget

Given the cuts made across the board in the proposed FY 2011 budget, Defense could easily have been considered low hanging fruit. So the biggest surprise may be no surprise at all, according to one analyst.

Tags: tech , FY 2011 budget , defense , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 10:42am EST
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The fight over funding the fight in 2011

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is urging Congress to approve the Obama administration's $768.2 billion Pentagon budget request, saying America needs "a broad portfolio of military capabilities."

Tags: FY 2011 budget , DoD , defense , Jim McAleese , McAleese & Associates , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 10:08am EST
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Analysis: How the budget stacks up

We get budget analysis from economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an unmatched authority on economics of public policy in all areas—government fiscal and monetary policy, economic policy, trade, healthcare, and entrepreneurship, to name a few.

Tags: Douglas Holtz-Eakin , Congressional Budget Office

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 09:08am EST
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State of the Union: curtain lifter

President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a State of the Union message tonight that focuses heavily on the economy and jobs creation. He'll likely offer fresh detail about how he wants to help businesses hire again and how he hopes to salvage a health care overhaul.

Tags: State of the Union , Jodi Schneider , American Banker ,

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 09:40am EST
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David Walker explains our "dysfunctional democracy"

"We have a dysfunctional democracy, and we need to do something about it," says the former Comptroller General of the United States.

Tags: mngt , Comptroller General , David Walker , Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 11:12am EST
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The many paths to budget success

How the nation chooses to address growing debt will depend on views about the role of government, but a new report says it is possible to get there within a range of ideological orientations.

Tags: mngt , federal deficit , John Palmer , Syracuse University

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 11:08am EST
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More taxes, more jobs?

President Barack Obama branded Republicans on Tuesday as electoral opportunists more concerned about their own interests than the people's, taking a political risk by escalating criticism of the very lawmakers he's urging to work with him.

Tags: FY 2011 budget , Center for Budget and Policy Priorities , James Horney

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 09:08am EST
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QDR: How the military sees the future

The Defense Department has just released the Quadrennial Defense Review. It calls for heavy investments in new technology, long-range strike aircraft and additional unmanned air and underwater vehicles.

Tags: defense , mngt , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Mark Gunzinger

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 09:40am EST
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Winners and Losers in the FY 2011 budget

President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.83 trillion budget on Monday that would pour more money into the fight against high unemployment, boost taxes on the wealthy and freeze spending for a wide swath of government programs.

Tags: FY 2011 budget , Joe Minarik , Committee for Economic Development

Monday - 02/01/2010, 11:40am EST
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