• A senator’s farewell wish: More bacon

    Elimination of earmarks, now in its fifth year or so, has drained Congress of the oil that makes legislation turn over.

  • Breakdown of $4B cuts in 2-week bill

    By Jolie Lee Federal News Radio Congress is one step closer to averting a government shutdown this week after the House passed a bill Tuesday that continues to fund government for two weeks after the…

  • Obama to propose major government reorganization

    In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.

  • One man’s pork is another man’s stimulus

    OMB says earmarks are on the decline, but what exactly is being considered an earmark? Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor with American Banker has details.

  • Earmarks are down in 2010

    Earmarks in fiscal 2010 spending bills are down by about 30 percent as compared to this year. A preliminary analysis of the bills was conducted by the group Citizens Against Government Waste. David Williams is…

  • Pres. Obama, Peter Orszag

    CHEERS To President Obama who wisely gave the coup de grĂ¢ce to the ill fated A-76 process. The A-76 process, to outsource tasks once only performed by government, had some worthy goals. But, the implementation…

  • Said and Done

    If you’re confused about the economic stimulus package, don’t worry – you’re not alone. FederalNewsRadio commentator Lurita Doan says it’s all about the mincing of words. Doan was Administrator at the General Services Administration and…