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Nip and Tuck or Guillotine Time?

It's showtime for Congress, the White House and members of the federal family. Odds are, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, you are not going to like what you see and hear for the next couple of weeks.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , debt ceiling , Congress , White House

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 04:00am EDT

Pay, Pensions, Puppies & The Debt Limit

Which of the following items are NOT at stake in the current White House-Congressional debt limit dance: pay raises, your insurance premiums, the health of your brand-new puppy or future raises for federal and Social Security retirees? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says it's both serious and confusing and, maybe down the road, amusing too.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , pay and benefits , retirement , debt ceiling , Social Security , pay freeze

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 04:00am EDT

Wrangling continues over debt ceiling, budget

Get the latest update on the contentious debt ceiling debate between lawmakers and the White House from The Hill staff writer Alexander Bolton.

Tags: Federal Drive , debt ceiling , Congress , Alexander Bolton , The Hill

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Debt ceiling stalemate could lead to 'uncharted territory'

The White House has said it will keep calling meetings until there's a deal.

Tags: debt reduction , Congress , Mike Lee , Tom Shoop , Government Executive , Jonathan Allen , Politico , In Depth , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 05:53pm EDT
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Senators fight DoD hiring freeze

Democratic Senators, led by Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), say Panetta's plan breaks the law.

Tags: Leon Panetta , DoD , hiring freeze , Barbara Mikulski , Claire McCaskill , Tom Harkin , Patty Murray , Sherrod Brown , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 04:30pm EDT

Obama challenges GOP to compromise on debt

Obama challenged Republicans to make the necessary compromises.

Tags: Barack Obama , Congress , debt ceiling , Associated Press

Monday - 07/11/2011, 03:23pm EDT
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Senate Democrat budget proposal slashes defense spending

A budget proposal from Senate Democrats cuts security spending by nearly $900 billion over 10 years, and reduces funding to domestic programs by $350 billion. The proposal by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)also contains $10 trillion in deficit reduction savings.

Tags: deficit , deficit reduction , pentagon , Congress , House , Senate , sen. kent conrad , The Hill

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:01am EDT

House passes 1.6 percent pay raise for military

The House passed a 1.6 percent pay raise for military personnel.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , House , raise , DoD authorization bill

Friday - 07/08/2011, 02:34pm EDT

Debt ceiling deadline: What Congress must do now

Stan Collender, a federal budget guru, gives his analysis of what must be done in the coming weeks.

Tags: Stan Collender , Qorvis Communications , Congress , debt ceiling , In Depth

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 05:43pm EDT
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Debt limit countdown: Day-to-day costs to keep your agency open

Jay Powell is a visiting scholar at the Bipartisan Policy Center and former Treasury undersecretary for President George H.W. Bush.

Tags: Bipartisan Policy Center , jay powell , Congress , debt limit , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 05:36pm EDT
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