federal budget

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama’s 2015 budget appeals to Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks […]


Senate Appropriations Committee Chair  Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., flanked by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaking on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

5 things to know, 1 to watch for about budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stuffy oil paintings of Cabinet secretaries are out. Old-style light bulbs win a reprieve. For the health care overhaul, it’s a wash. Policy trades big and small make up the $1.1 trillion […]


Stabilized vs. balanced federal deficiet

A Republican Budget has passed the House of Representatives — but our economy may be so far in the tank that we may never see a balanced budget again in our lifetime. CNN’s Lisa Desjardins […]



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