Obama's Budget

We need a less ideological, more serious assessment of the specifics of defense spending. We should not view the Department of Defense budget as sacrosanct. There are many areas where cuts should be seriously considered.
Wage insurance would supplement, not replace, traditional UI, which provides bedrock financial support to help tide workers over a spell of unemployment. But UI needs strengthening and modernizing.
The proposal would keep the 44-year-old financial aid program from getting too far off from the cost of college.
His new budget proposes repealing a federal tax exemption that leaves taxpayers footing the bill.
Complaints over sexual assault, racial discrimination and gender inequality keep growing, but the agency's budget is not.
The President's budget includes sound improvements to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including
There's a $12 billion backlog in repair work for our national parks.
The President's final budget proposal is his biggest and boldest -- but Republicans are likely to reject it.
This may one of our best bets to stave off the worst effects of climate change.
Republicans aren't likely to approve of this proposal.
Curbs on debt limit standoffs. Some sequestration relief. And, yes, some entitlement reform.
The media should "follow the money" and shine light on why Alzheimer's research, along with assistance to those who already have Alzheimer's and their caregivers, is not receiving significantly more federal funding.