By Jeff Spross on January 15, 2014
There are good and bad changes for various programs, and a few minor GOP riders made it in -- but some of the worst changes were kept out.
By Alan Pyke on January 15, 2014
Congress' latest spending compromise cuts a combined $927 million from three agencies that are key to protecting taxpayers' interests.
By Alan Pyke on January 14, 2014
The government brought in $53 billion more than it spent in December, a record surplus that reflects years of harmful post-recession austerity.
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By Alan Pyke on December 13, 2013
Ireland's bailout is ending, but high rates of joblessness, homelessness, and poverty brought on by austerity will take longer to shrug off.
By Alan Pyke on December 12, 2013
With deadlines looming, Congress needs to take two simple steps (and hold off on a third) to avoid inflicting needless economic pain on millions.
The nation's premier anti-hunger program is shrinking all on its own.
By Jeff Spross on December 11, 2013
It keeps most of sequestration's cuts, could open more offshore waters to drilling, and modestly reduces some federal assistance to fossil fuel interests.
By Bryce Covert on December 6, 2013
A group of House Republicans sent a letter advocating to keep sequestration spending levels in the budget conference negotiations.
By Alan Pyke on November 20, 2013
The country's largest anti-hunger program will shrink on its own if Congress just gets out of the way.
By Bryce Covert on November 20, 2013
Sequestration has meant reducing meals, transportation services, and other programs that the elderly rely on.