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Shutdown Chicken being played on Pennsylvania Ave

The GOP wants deep cuts in a continuing resolution, meanwhile President Obama has threatened to veto. Keeping the government funded is what's at stake. Budget expert James Horney explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , CR , shutdown , 2011 budget , James Horney , Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , continuing resolution , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 02/18/2011, 09:31am EST
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Gates concerned about Afghanistan's stability

The Defense Department has requested enough money to put the Afghan national security forces in a good position to defend their own country, but the current level of funding for the effort is not sustainable in view of budgetary and other concerns, says Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , Afghanistan , Robert Gates , funding , FY 2012 budget ,

Friday - 02/18/2011, 08:40am EST

Shutdown more likely as GOP stands firm

House Speaker John Boehner rejected any temporary funding measures that does not include serious cuts.

Tags: shutdown , continuing resolution , John Boehner , Congress ,

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 09:13pm EST

A real budget cut

Dave Ross, commentator

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Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:01pm EST
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Wisconsin's Walker may start trend with union fight

Mark Plotkin, WTOP political analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Scott Walker , union , Wisconsin , Mitch Daniels , collective bargaining

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 07:40pm EST
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Wisconsin workers protest state cuts

The state's public employees are storming the statehouse to protest proposed increases to health care and pension, and the loss of collective bargaining rights.

Tags: Wisconsin , Wall Street Journal , National Journal , Dorobek Insider , Must Reads

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 02:23pm EST

POLL: Does a promotion freeze make sense?

The poll relates to two amendments in the House that are proposing a freeze on step increases under the General Schedule.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , poll , Dorobek Insider , House

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 12:03pm EST

House kills F-35 Alternative Engine funding

The second F-35 engine was to be built by General Electric and Rolls Royce as an alternative in case the primary engine built by Pratt & Whitney failed.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , F-35 alternative engine , Congress , CR , contracting

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 08:40am EST

Parties urge 'adult' dialogue on budget issues

Mark Plotkin, WTOP Political Analyst

Tags: Mark Plotkin , Barack Obama , deficit , Mitch McConnell

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 08:44pm EST
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Analysis: Budget efforts an 'absolute train wreck'

Budget expert Stephen Ryan explains the likelihood of a government shutdown as budget talks continue.

Tags: Barack Obama , Steve Ryan , McDermott Will & Emery , Senate Committee on Government Affairs , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 05:02pm EST
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