With budget negotiations due to end December 13, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) would be wise to turn their eyes to the single largest spending item in the budget: Social Security.
Congress may take up legislation this week to cut food stamps. The Senate passed a bill in June mandating $4 billion in cuts over 10 years; the House version, passed in September, imposes nearly $40 billion in reductions.
CHINA DEVOTES enormous sums toward blocking information from reaching its people. Thousands of government workers and the equivalent of billions of dollars are required to maintain the world’s largest cordon on the Internet, censor the news media ...
Over a four-year span, the United States lost more than 360,000 acres of freshwater and saltwater wetlands to fierce storms, sea-level rise and booming development along the coasts, according to a newly released federal study.
SEOUL, South Korea — As Vice President Joe Biden left for Asia on a mission to reinforce America's determination to be a major Pacific player, a regional crisis over disputed airspace threatened to drown out his message.