Eliminating federal spending for the whole Corporation for Public Broadcasting, not just Big Bird and 'Sesame Street,' would save about $445 million a year. It is less than a speck in overall government spending, but that's not MItt Romney's point.
Comedian Jon Stewart and TV host Bill O’Reilly delivered a pretty good clash of ideologies, spiced up with humor and leavened by the fact that the two men appear to be friends.
Romney and Big Bird from the PBS show 'Sesame Street' will be enemies if Romney wins the presidential elections in November. Setting off a social media firestorm, Romney informed the American public that funding for public media would be cut if elected.
US military action in Libya has led to new concerns about defense spending in Washington. It's time for Congress to make cuts.
The GOP-led House, determined to trim spending and emboldened by NPR's recent black eyes, voted Thursday to end NPR's federal funding. Under the bill, no public radio stations could use taxpayer dollars to buy NPR programs.
The House is poised to vote to strip NPR of federal funds. Public radio has had a rough six months, but it nearly closed for good in 1983.
House Republican cohesiveness splintered in a key vote earlier this week, but NPR funding – long a target for conservatives – is almost certain to restore a picture of GOP unity.
The NPR video sting makes it easier to repeat the talking point that public radio doesn’t deserve public support. But research of public media in other democracies shows the opposite is true.
The ouster of NPR chief Vivian Schiller will probably not quiet conservative outrage unleashed by an uncover video. White House, by contrast, has no plans to alter its funding request for Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NPR.