A public-policy expert makes the point that the reaction to the GSA scandal could lead to a pernicious development, the government equivalent of cutting off one's nose to spite one's face. In an attempt to prevent such future excesses, cuts could be made to federal agency budgets that actually decrease not improve government's ability to wisely manage its spending.
Legislators in Virginia have targeted this weekend as a deadline to reconcile the House and Senate versions of a state budget passed in the Commonwealth, with conferees reporting manageable differences.
Historically, young people have been much less likely to vote than older Americans. That trend has started to change in recent presidential elections, including in 2008, when Democrat Barack Obama capitalized on the under-30 vote. But political analysts say young voters in 2012 are harder to read.
President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act on Thursday, and he's invited House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to the White House for the ceremony. Could this be the beginning of a working relationship?
By some projections, more than half of the delegates to the Republican convention will be committed by the end of Tuesday's voting in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia. It would mean Mitt Romney's lead will be all but insurmountable.
Speaking to newspaper editors gathered in Washington on Tuesday, President Obama used his opportunity to rip Republican budget priorities and tax cuts and defend his own efforts to grow the economy and shrink the deficit.
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