Topic: Tom Schatz
The US State Department calls the purchase of Obama's books "standard practice," but critics call it "inappropriate."
10/27/2011 01:26 pm
Deficit hawks and watchdog groups see Thursday's demise of an omnibus spending bill in the Senate as a turning point. A critical mass of lawmakers, they say, are committed to an earmark ban.
12/17/2010 04:35 pm
Senate majority leader Harry Reid wants to take up a slew of important issues after the tax deal is passed – from a $1.2 trillion budget bill to a repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell.'
12/14/2010 09:04 pm
The public pressure for reducing the country's ballooning deficit is rising, but will policy makers listen?
06/14/2010 04:15 pm
In a $3.5 trillion spending plan released Thursday, the White House proposes $17 billion in cuts – including some items that President Bush also tried to ax.
05/07/2009 01:00 am
Citizens Against Government Waste released its annual report on 'pork barrel' projects Tuesday.
04/14/2009 01:00 am
‘Member projects’ are a tiny part of the federal budget, but they’re a problem for Obama.
03/03/2009 12:00 am
The 2008 'Pig Book' says Congress spent $17.2 billion on pet projects in fiscal '08. But now it's easier to tell who did it.
04/03/2008 01:00 am