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Government Borrowing Goes On Under GOP, Obama Plans

Government Borrowing Goes On Under GOP, Obama Plans

WASHINGTON — It’s all but impossible to glean from the political rhetoric, but government borrowing will grow by trillions of dollars over the next decade if the budget backed by House Republicans translates into law.And by a few trill…

Syria Protests Rage Through Damascus Despite Government Crackdown (VIDEOS)

Syria Protests Rage Through Damascus Despite Government Crackdown (VIDEOS)

Despite an intensified government crackdown on dissent this week, another wave of protests erupted across Syria on Friday. Once again activists called for “day of rage” protests to begin after Friday weekly Muslim prayers, piling pressure on…

Marking Junk Food To Kids: Government To Crack Down On Unhealthy Food Ads

Marking Junk Food To Kids: Government To Crack Down On Unhealthy Food Ads

WASHINGTON — Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children.Under a proposal announced Thursday by sev…

Israel Rejects New Palestinian Government With Hamas

Israel Rejects New Palestinian Government With Hamas

JERUSALEM — Israel’s foreign minister warned on Thursday that Israel will not negotiate with a new Palestinian unity government that includes the Hamas militant group.Avigdor Lieberman spoke a day after rival Palestinian factions Hamas…

Libyan Army Ordered To Retreat From City Of Misrata, Says Wounded Government Soldier

Libyan Army Ordered To Retreat From City Of Misrata, Says Wounded Government Soldier

April 23, 2011 6:45:02 AMMISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) – A wounded Libyan government soldier captured by rebel forces in Misrata said on Saturday the army had been ordered to retreat from the city.Read More…
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Lobbyists Won Key Concessions In Budget Deal

Lobbyists Won Key Concessions In Budget Deal

At a quarter till midnight last Friday, with a deal to avert a government shutdown barely an hour old, Senator Harry Reid phoned a fellow Democratic senator, Ron Wyden, at home and startled him with some bad news. “You lost free-choice vouch…

Jamaica Government Officials To Review Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Government Officials To Review Marijuana Decriminalization

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Top government officials will review recommendations to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal and religious use in Jamaica, which is the Caribbean’s largest pot exporter to the U.S.Six Cabin…

Government Unveils Plan To Make Hospitals Safer

Government Unveils Plan To Make Hospitals Safer

A hospital patient care and safety initiative aimed at preventing medical errors and hospital-acquired infections could save thousands of lives and billions of dollars, U.S. government and industry officials said on Tuesday.The goal is to cu…

Ron Paul Bashes Paul Ryan’s Budget, Calls Big Government ‘King’

Ron Paul Bashes Paul Ryan’s Budget, Calls Big Government ‘King’

WASHINGTON — Potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul (Texas) on Monday panned Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget proposal, telling a crowd in Iowa that the Ryan plan will not end big government, which he said is becoming like a m…

William Schneider: Maine Mural Removal Is ‘Government Speech’

William Schneider: Maine Mural Removal Is ‘Government Speech’

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s attorney general says the LePage administration was exercising its right to “government speech” when it removed a labor history mural from the Labor Department headquarters.Attorney General William Schneider f…

John Boehner Discusses Budget Deal, Says GOP Won’t ‘Roll Over’ On Debt (VIDEO)

John Boehner Discusses Budget Deal, Says GOP Won’t ‘Roll Over’ On Debt (VIDEO)

House Speaker John Boehner spoke about a budget deal struck between Democratic and Republican leaders late last Friday to avert a government shutdown during an appearance on Fox News on Monday.In the exclusive interview, Boehner defended the…

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

Hello and good morning and welcome once again for another edition of your Sunday morning political talk show and fast typing thingy. My name is Jason, and like many of you are saying today, “Hooray, no government shutdown! Ha, ha, suck it …

Government Shutdown: Last-Minute Budget Deal Brings Relief, Disgust

Government Shutdown: Last-Minute Budget Deal Brings Relief, Disgust

WASHINGTON — A collective sense of relief resonated across the nation Saturday, now that a federal government shutdown is merely a thought of what could have been.(SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES)Thousands of tourists poured into the Smithsonian m…

Libyan Government Troops Shell Rebel Front-Line Outpost

Libyan Government Troops Shell Rebel Front-Line Outpost

AJDABIYA, Libya — Government soldiers and rebel gunmen battled in the streets of a key front-line city Saturday after the Libyan military used shelling and guerrilla-style tactics to open its most serious push into opposition territory sinc…

Government Shutdown Avoided, 2012 Budget Fight Looms

Government Shutdown Avoided, 2012 Budget Fight Looms

WASHINGTON — A last-minute budget deal forged amid bluster and tough bargaining averted an embarrassing federal shutdown, cut billions in spending and provided the first major test of the divided government that voters ushered in five …

Federal Budget Deal Reached, Government Shutdown Averted At Least Temporarily

Federal Budget Deal Reached, Government Shutdown Averted At Least Temporarily

Perilously close to a midnight deadline, the White House and congressional leaders have reached agreement to cut billions of dollars in spending to avoid the first government shutdown in 15 years.House Speaker John Boehner informed the GOP r…

Jon Kyl Is Sorry If He Gave Anyone The Impression That The Things He Says In Public Are Factual

Jon Kyl Is Sorry If He Gave Anyone The Impression That The Things He Says In Public Are Factual

As you may recall, during today’s lengthy Pap Smear Armageddon/Government Shutdown 2011 pageant play, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) stood on the floor of the upper chamber, telling the C-Span cameras and gathered attendees that abor…

Shutdown Meal Scare For More Than 100 D.C. Seniors

Shutdown Meal Scare For More Than 100 D.C. Seniors

Betty Bracy said the phone rang at her Northwest Washington, D.C. apartment around 3 p.m. on Friday. The voice on the line told her she shouldn’t expect the hot meal she’d been eating every Saturday for the past several years.”They said the …

John Boehner Told Not To ‘Fold’ As Government Shutdown Looms

John Boehner Told Not To ‘Fold’ As Government Shutdown Looms

With a government shutdown looming, leaders in the Tea Party community urged House Speaker John Boehner not to cave and agree to a budget compromise with Democrats that contains anything less than $61 billion in spending cuts. Tea Party Patr…

Why Don’t Other Countries Have Government Shutdowns?

Why Don’t Other Countries Have Government Shutdowns?

With the clock ticking down to an April 8 deadline and President Barack Obama and congressional leaders unable to resolve disputes over abortion funding and changes to the Clean Air Act, it appears more and more likely that the U.S. federal …

John Koskinen: Government Shutdown Could Be Disastrous For Economy

John Koskinen: Government Shutdown Could Be Disastrous For Economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The official who carried out the last government shutdown has a warning for squabbling lawmakers — another one now could be disastrous for the economy.John Koskinen, who organized federal operations during two governm…

Government Shutdown: How Is California Affected?

Government Shutdown: How Is California Affected?

A government shutdown could take effect today at midnight, and Californians are worrying about how they could be affected. The good news is that unless you are a federal government employee, in the military, or a tourist in a state park, you…

Government Shutdown Threatened By Republicans Over Planned Parenthood

Government Shutdown Threatened By Republicans Over Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON — The United States government is on the verge of shutting down over a dispute about subsidized pap smears, according to sources familiar with the budget negotiations.The White House and Senate Democrats have publicly capitulated…

Government Shutdown Not Yet Averted As White House Meeting Fails To Produce Deal

Government Shutdown Not Yet Averted As White House Meeting Fails To Produce Deal

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says another round of talks with congressional leaders has helped but there is no deal yet to avert a government shutdown.(SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES)Obama said he hoped to be able to announce a deal on Frida…

Evangelicals Most Likely To Support Government Shutdown

Evangelicals Most Likely To Support Government Shutdown

By Richard YeakleyReligion News ServiceWASHINGTON (RNS) A slim majority of evangelicals favor government shutdown over a budget compromise, according to new research by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.Read More…

Lobbyists Unperturbed By Government Shutdown Brinkmanship

Lobbyists Unperturbed By Government Shutdown Brinkmanship

WASHINGTON — K Street lobbyists aren’t too worried about a possible government shutdown this weekend. They anticipate a short one, at most — and nothing, in any case, that will significantly disrupt their work.”I don’t think it’s really g…

Celebrated Scott Walker Crony Hire Resigns From Government Position

Celebrated Scott Walker Crony Hire Resigns From Government Position

More bad news for embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as Brian Deschane, the only man he trusted to be the state’s administrator of environmental and regulatory matters, resigned his position amid — what else? — controversy.It was just a…

John Boehner: Budget Deal Not Close To Being Reached To Avert Government Shutdown

John Boehner: Budget Deal Not Close To Being Reached To Avert Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) says negotiators aren’t as close to a deal to cut spending and avoid a government shutdown as he thought last night, and is blaming the White House.At a news conference, the top Republ…

Government Shutdown Would Leave K Street Doing Just Fine

Government Shutdown Would Leave K Street Doing Just Fine

A federal government shutdown would close some of Washington, D.C.’s most popular attractions and important outposts, but the influence industry won’t even slow down.Read More…
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Government Shutdown Would Affect Troop Pay, National Parks & More

Government Shutdown Would Affect Troop Pay, National Parks & More

A look at how key government sectors would be affected if the White House and congressional negotiators are unable to strike a budget deal by Friday:_Museums and parks: The Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo and national parks around …