Tight deadlines. Always.
Last year, budget fights caused the federal government to shut down for a few days. This year, Republicans look to be planning a "clean" continuing resolution, setting government funding levels at the same place they've been at for this year.
Good, bad, ugly...
Crisis averted, for now.
As negotiations between Democrats and Republicans stalled over the weekend, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have decided that they're not really feeling a clean debt ceiling increase any more.
The politics of cynicism
Drama in the wee hours.
Obstructing to victory.
But why are Democrats smiling?
A government shutdown on Tuesday is now looking increasingly likely, as House Republicans plan to attach two amendments to a stopgap spending bill on Saturday that would delay Obamacare by one year and permanently repeal its medical device tax.
Civility strikes again.
Infighting benefits the Left.
President Obama will sign a bill this week that keeps the government running through the fiscal year but it's a bill that he would rather not approve because it also means at least some massive spending cuts. CBS News' Bill Plante reports.
As a corporate budgeter, I learned decades ago that only a few people can look at an organization's money, corporation's money or someone else's money and spend it as if it were their own money -- i.e., very deliberately, based on the priorities and values of the organization.
Although it hasn't made much news, what with the world missing a Pope, the Senate missing an on-the-floor bathroom, Venezuela missing a President, and President Hamid Karzai missing a press conference with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; but President Barack Obama has missed the deadline for producing a budget document for the United States.
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