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  • Sequester shenanigans

    September 30, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    The federal budget for fiscal year 2013 expires September 30, and a new one is nowhere in sight. The arbitrary and capricious cuts of the sequester begun in March are slated to continue for ten years unless Congress acts. The national debt ceiling must be raised in mid-October, and...

  • Palestinian Authority blames Gaza for deficit mess

    April 11, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Paying for the upkeep of the Gaza Strip while its political rival actively blocks revenues flowing back is taking its toll on the deficit-racked Palestinian Authority.

    The Western-backed PA, many of whose top leaders belong to the mainstream Fatah movement, says it has poured around...

  • GOP platform offers strong support for Israel, veers right domestically

    September 3, 2008 | 1:27 am

    MINNEAPOLIS (JTA)—John McCain’s Jewish supporters characterize him as a Republican maverick who shares his party’s bedrock support for Israel and combating anti-Semitism. Critics dismiss him as the standard-bearer of a staunchly conservative party at odds with the Jewish...

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  • Budget Woes

    By Jill Stewart

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    One year ago, Gov. Gray Davis was calling for across-the-board cuts in every state department except the prisons, mass layoffs of workers and huge bites out of most programs for the disadvantaged.

    Davis' budget-slashing plan of January 2003 was ignored by the legislature and...

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