2014 Obama Budget

Obama Said to Seek 7% Budget Boost, Setting Up Fight With Congress
www.bloomberg.com
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for as much as $68 billion more than current budget limits in fiscal 2016, according to two people familiar with the administration’s proposal. [...]
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The Great Budget Sellout of 2014: Do We Even Have a Second Party?
www.prospect.org
The Democrats not only lost this vote on issues they allegedly care about; they lost their role as a credible opposition. [...]
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Cromnibus’s Winners and Losers
spectator.org
If you want to know how your tax dollars will get spent next year, the answers are in Cromnibus—the 1,695 page bill that Congress hurriedly passed last weekend to fund the federal government through September 2015.  [...]
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Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents – CBS Las Vegas
lasvegas.cbslocal.com
Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border. Should we really be surprised at this? Most other administrations would have put a stop to this type of occurrence long ago, but not the Obama Administration. There are documented incursions along the entire Mexican border nearly everyday, yet our border patrol is not allowed to do anything about it? Meanwhile, America has a Marine, sitting in a Mexican Jail cell, [...]
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63% View Quick Fixes to Obamacare Unlikely – Rasmussen Reports
www.rasmussenreports.com
Will the "Affordable Care Act" aka Obamacare, ever be "fixed." Now 63% say that it's not likely anytime soon! [...]
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Dozens of Democrats Defect, Join GOP on R&D Tax Cut
blogs.rollcall.com
Scores of Democrats rebuffed the White House and their own leadership on Friday, voting for a bill to permanently extend a tax cut encouraging companies to invest in research and development. [...]
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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
news.yahoo.com
View the Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors photo gallery on Yahoo News. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries. [...]
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White House: Stimulus bill was good for economy
finance.yahoo.com
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Barack Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Monday's fifth anniversary of the law's enactment. [...]
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Who’s Who on the Budget Conference Committee
blogs.wsj.com
The budget conference committee convening Wednesday has 22 senators and seven House members. Any deal must win a majority of each chamber’s members. Here are the key players to watch. [...]
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Healthcare.gov problems are target at Hill hearing
apnews.myway.com
WASHINGTON (AP) - The principal contractors responsible for the federal government's troubled health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for snags that have crippled the system. Executives of CGI Federal, which built the federal HealthCare.gov website serving 36 states, and QSSI, which designed the part that verifies applicants' income and other personal details, were testifying Thursday before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. [...]
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Obama official Jofi Joseph fired over insulting tweets
www.bbc.co.uk
A senior White House official has been sacked after being unmasked as the man behind a widely read Twitter account that provided an abrasive commentary on his colleagues for more than two years. [...]
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Obama administration backs a temporary debt-ceiling increase to allow deeper budget talks.
online.wsj.com
Senate Democrats this week are planning a vote to extend the nation's borrowing authority through 2014, the latest sign that the focus of the budget impasse is shifting toward preventing a U.S. debt default. [...]
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President, Dems split on strategy
thehill.com
Senate Democrats and President Obama have split over important strategic decisions in the battle to raise the debt ceiling. Senate Democrats and President Obama have split over important strategic decisions in the battle to raise the debt ceiling. [...]
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Government shutdown? How about a government shut up?
communities.washingtontimes.com
With presidential hyperbole about a government shutdown at all time highs, perhaps it is time for a government shut up. [...]
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The Play Should Be Delay
www.weeklystandard.com
Between now and the end of the calendar year, congressional Republicans and the Obama White House will engage in a protracted struggle over fiscal matters. The pile-up of must-do budgetary items now on the agenda makes that certain, starting with the need for stop-gap funding before October 1 to keep the government open and running. From there, Congress will need to increase the debt limit by November (according to the Obama administration’s projections) to allow the U.S. [...]
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