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Budget cuts nix $90M in federal college aid

WASHINGTON - Schools near military bases and tribal lands will face a $60 million shortfall between now and September, and aid to college students will be cut by almost $90 million, according to the Education Department's plan to carry out the automatic spending cuts mandated by Congress.

April 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Budget cuts nix $90M in federal college aid

WASHINGTON — Schools near military bases and tribal lands will face a $60 million shortfall between now and September and aid to college students will be cut by almost $90 million, according to the Education Department’s plan to carry out the automatic spending cuts mandated by Congress.

April 29, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Obama's budget is remarkable even in its small steps

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg View:

April 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

With order restored to budget process, sides can deal

Washington has rediscovered the beauty of the boring. It's called "regular order," using the normal, routine, constitutional process to arrive at, for example, a budget.

April 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

GOP senators tell Obama to tone down the attacks

WASHINGTON — Polite yet firm, Senate Republicans told President Obama on Thursday to tone down his political attacks and prod Democratic allies to support controversial changes in Medicare if he wants a compromise reducing deficits and providing stability to federal benefit programs.

March 14, 2013 9:04 pmLoading…

Sen. Coburn is the Gang of One against gov't waste

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is a real-life Murray Blum. Blum, played by Charles Grodin, is the president's accountant in the comedy "Dave," which I think of every time we have one of these spending dramas in Washington. In my favorite scene, President Dave Kovic, played by Kevin Kline, asks Bl…

March 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

U.S. House passes 6-month spending bill

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to put the government on autopilot for six months, precluding a shutdown through the election and postponing a potential showdown on GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s agency budget cuts until next spring when Republicans hope to hold more power i…

September 13, 2012 4:15 pmLoading…

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