The Morning: April 14, 2011

Sentence of the day: “Humans then will have their first definitive look at the great beyond.” Voyager 1 will enter deep space at some point in the next few years.  It will be the first man-made object to leave the solar system.  That means Bach, Chuck Berry, Blind Willie Johnson, and greetings in 55 languages … Continue reading

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The Morning: April, 7 2011

This has nothing to do with the budget: Speaker Boehner and Senator Reid meet with the President about the current budget.  With little movement, the Speaker lets us know the real reason: abortion, the EPA, etc, “There’s no agreement on the policy riders.” Is this what retirement is like? An 85-year old builds a raft … Continue reading

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On Jobs and Eliminating AmeriCorps

The Republicans in the House passed their budget late Saturday night. Not a single Democrat supported the bill and its $61 billion in cuts was declared dead-on-arrival in the Senate and panned by the President.  A day after de-funding Planned Parenthood, Republicans in the House took a broadsword to the budget and cut everything that … Continue reading

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The Coming Budget Battles

The President released his budget yesterday.  It is a tough budget and has made no one happy.  In addition to the cuts previously reported cuts to programs like CDBG and LIHEAP the proposal also zeroes out funding for summer school from the Pell Grant Program and freezes domestic discretionary spending for the next five years.  … Continue reading

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Republicans: Let’s cut it all and go home

Quelle surprise! The Republicans want to cut everything they don’t like and force the Federal Government to fire 15% of its workforce. Dave Weigel put a greatest hits list of the cuts together – check it out.  Some on the list are things that conservatives have been trying to get rid of forever: the National … Continue reading

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