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Cutting Impact Aid Funding Harms Our Nation’s Schoolchildren

This week we explore sequestration’s effect on schoolchildren from military households and Native American reservations.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, May 13, 2013

3 Ways Sequestration Is Taking a Toll on Struggling Americans

play_alt icon Video Congress recently sprang into action to save air travelers from flight delays brought on by sequestration. But for the millions of Americans who can’t afford to get on a plane, they have yet to repeal devastating cuts to important programs for struggling families, seniors, and children—leaving us all to wonder where our nation’s most vulnerable fit into Congress’s priorities.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Erik Stegman | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Our Future Economic Standing Is on the Line

This week we explore sequestration’s effect on the nation’s future innovation and economic competitiveness, as well as some of the other ways it is affecting communities around the country.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, May 6, 2013

Congress Acts to Ease Sequestration’s Pain on Air Travelers

This week we explore sequestration’s inconvenience on the nation’s air travelers, as well as some of the other effects it is having around the country.

By Kwame Boadi | Monday, April 29, 2013

Whack-a-Mole Budgeting

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportThe Federal Aviation Administration “fix” demonstrates how clueless Congress remains about the mischief it has created.

By Scott Lilly | Friday, April 26, 2013

K Street: Then and Now

Los Angeles International AirportAirlines for America CEO Nick Calio’s recent lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration demonstrates that lobbyists today aren’t as invested in the details as they used to be.

By Scott Lilly | Thursday, April 25, 2013

White House Budget Drives Pay for Success and Social Impact Bonds Forward

New proposals in the Obama administration’s budget will help promote an innovative method to changing the way government does business and will provide a new approach to financing social programs.

By Sonal Shah and Kristina Costa | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Census Bureau Faces Danger from Budget Cuts and Ideological Grandstanding

Robert Groves article icon Issue Brief Attacking the U.S. Census Bureau today means that government and businesses will be less effective tomorrow.

By Kristina Costa | Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Pentagon Must Carry Its Weight

Obama fiscal year 2014 federal budgetIn its fiscal year 2014 defense budget request, the Obama administration holds the baseline defense budget steady at near historic highs.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Alex Rothman, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, April 11, 2013

On Overall Spending and Revenue, the President’s Compromise Budget Offer Is to the Right of Simpson-Bowles

Obama federal budget bars icon Charts President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget shows his willingness to accept less revenue and less government spending than the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles plan.

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

President Obama’s Budget Makes Historic Investments in Young Children

The president’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal calls for a bold new $75 billion investment in preschool.

By Melissa Lazarín and Sasha Post | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Obama Budget Drains Tax Breaks for Big Oil

Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal appropriately recognizes that the last thing Big Oil companies need is continued tax relief.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Compromised: The President’s Budget Is Another Attempt to Reach a Fiscal Deal

President ObamaThe president’s compromise budget is constrained not by actual fiscal limits, but by perceived political limits.

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Eye-Popping Chart that Undermines Rep. Ryan’s ‘Spending Problem’ Talking Point

Paul Ryan bars icon Charts If we actually have a “spending problem,” why does Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget only cut the portion of federal spending that is shrinking?

By Michael Linden | Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sequestration and the Failure of the Fourth Estate

Air traffic control tower at Chicago's Midway International AirportReporting that says that the blame for the sequester is to be shared is probably not wrong. But among those who should be at the forefront of sharing that blame are the nation's newspapers and broadcasters.

By Scott Lilly | Tuesday, March 19, 2013