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Government Printing Office staff members arrange copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2014.

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Government Printing Office staff members arrange copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget in Washington, D.C. on March 4, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $56 Billion

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 includes $56 billion for what the White House calls an “Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative.” The added spending, part of a $3.9 trillion budget request the Obama administration released yesterday, would...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell emerge from the White House on Nov. 16, 2012.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell emerge from the White House on Nov. 16, 2012.

Fiscal Cliff Deal No Deficit Solution

One might think, given all the debate over tax increases and spending cuts and averting a “fiscal cliff” at year’s end, that the White House’s pursuit of a $4-trillion, 10-year solution suggests the government’s habit of deficit spending could be...

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan works with Republican members of the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington before introducing his "Path to Prosperity" debt-reduction plan.

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan works with Republican members of the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington before introducing his "Path to Prosperity" debt-reduction plan.

House Budget: A Document Where Big Ideas Often Go to Die

“House Budget Committee Chairman” may sound like a top-tier power position to people outside the Beltway. Insiders know the committee as something much different: a place where nothing important happens very often. However, Paul Ryan’s addition to the Republican presidential...

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