Results related to “budget cuts”
by Imara Jones on December 11 2013, 11:45AM
The two-year fiscal deal announced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) erases sequestration until 2016, restores funding to badly needed social programs, and allows for new investments in critical areas necessary to grow the economy.
by Brentin Mock on April 30 2013, 1:35PM
Seventeen arrests were made at a North Carolina protest.
by Imara Jones on March 28 2013, 6:00AM
The president officially acquiesced to the GOP’s economic hostage taking this week, again.
by Imara Jones on March 1 2013, 8:46AM
A cruel chaos will unfold as billions of dollars in federal spending are chopped, starting today. But that chaos was always the real goal.
by Imara Jones on February 13 2013, 10:17AM
We’re two weeks away from yet another crop of austerity measures that make the sorts of ideas laid out in President Obama’s State of the Union simply impossible.
by Imara Jones on February 8 2013, 8:57AM
In his annual address to Congress on Tuesday, the president will consider the state of our union. His first assessment must be of himself and his relationship to House Republicans.
Fiscal policy can be confusing, all the more so when everyone’s spinning misinformation. So Hatty Lee and Imara Jones offer a visual explanation of this latest debate.
by Imara Jones on September 13 2012, 9:47AM
At their core, Romney’s priorities assert that the few should have more, and that the rest of us should pay for it.
by Amara Nwosu on August 5 2011, 10:46AM
Both programs are enormously important to health coverage for people of color.
by Imara Jones on August 3 2011, 10:15AM
The debt deal is an extension of the grand bargain Washington’s leaders made with Wall Street nearly four years ago: to save the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. The U.S. doesn’t have a debt problem; it has a values problem.
by Shani O. Hilton on August 1 2011, 1:30PM
Tea party Republicans were willing to let the debt ceiling deadline pass in order to block Pell Grant funding, which one member has called “welfare of the 21st century.” The student aid program may be among the most vulnerable in the coming round of cuts.
by Kai Wright on August 1 2011, 11:21AM
The most consequential change to our political landscape in 2008 may not have been Obama’s election, but rather the right’s response to it.
by Shani O. Hilton on July 13 2011, 10:39AM
As the GOP pushes Medicare and Medicaid cuts, advocates urge Congress to make the programs work for three million home-care givers making poverty-wages—and the ballooning number of people who depend upon them.
by Channing Kennedy on June 5 2011, 2:19PM
As cash-strapped city governments across the country talk library closures, we ask what’s at stake for your community.