Vice President Joe Biden hosted a meeting with lawmakers from both parties Thursday on curbing deficits. Although some options are controversial, there's still room for agreement on other parts of the federal budget.
Gov. Mitch Daniels says he will sign a bill to deny Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading abortion provider, $2 million in federal funds. It will also strengthen antiabortion laws.
The Indiana legislature has passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. Gov. Mitch Daniels (R), a moderate with potential presidential aspirations, must decide whether to sign it.
As the incumbent, Obama is burdened by three wars and the economy. He's taking nothing for granted for the 2012 presidential election, and is planning victory scenarios that don’t involve taking every state he won last time.
The members of the House and Senate who were appointed to the latest presidential deficit panel represent the starkest partisan views on Capitol Hill. But that could be a good thing.
How states handle painful budget choices will have a deep impact on millions of Americans. Too often, states resort to across-the-board cuts that hamstring effective programs and preserve duds. Instead, using results-based analysis gives citizens the best return on their tax-dollar investment.