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Health Care Debate Could Derail over Gov't Plan | The Associated Press

June 13, 2009
"There are lots of ways to fulfill those functions," said economist Len Nichols of the nonpartisan New America Foundation. Nichols, who directs the foundation's health care program, is working with lawmakers trying to find a compromise on the ...

Poll: Few Iranians See US favorably, Despite Obama | The Associated Press

June 8, 2009
The poll was conducted for Terror Free Tomorrow, a bipartisan group that tries to undermine support for terrorism, and for the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute. Both are based in Washington. The latest survey was released ...

US Looks for Saudi Help in Afghanistan, Pakistan | The Associated Press

June 3, 2009
Steve Coll, an expert on Afghanistan and Pakistan who heads the New America Foundation, pointed out that the Saudis were unable to convince the Taliban to turn over Osama bin Laden in the late 1990s. "The Saudis have attempted over the years a number ...

North Korea's Bomb Test Seen as Troubling Progress | The Associated Press

May 27, 2009
Jeffrey Lewis, director of Nuclear Strategy Initiative at the New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington, cautioned that "it's really hard to know what the yield actually is." He said it might be as low as 1.5 kilotons. ...

US to Borrow 46 Cents for Every Dollar Spent | The Associated Press

May 11, 2009
"Even using their February economic assumptions -- which now appear to be out of date and overly optimistic -- the administration never puts us on a stable path," said Marc Goldwein of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan group ...

Senate Hears a Dim Forecast for Newspapers' Future | The Associated Press

May 6, 2009
Former Washington Post managing editor Steve Coll said he supports Cardin's proposal, but he does not think many papers would be able to change to nonprofit status. "This approach is certainly no panacea," Coll said in prepared remarks. ...
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Fact Check: Obama Disowns Deficit He Helped Shape | The Associated Press

April 29, 2009
The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated his policy proposals would add a net $428 billion to the deficit over four years, even accounting for his spending reduction goals. Now, the deficit is nearly quadrupling to $1.75 ...

Promises, Promises: Miles to Go, Promises to Keep | The Associated Press

April 28, 2009
The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated his policy proposals would add a net $428 billion to the deficit over four years, even accounting for his spending reduction goals. Now, the deficit is nearly quadrupling to $1.75 ...

Spin Meter: Saving Federal Money the Easy Way | The Associated Press

April 20, 2009
"It's always a good sign when the president is talking about savings," said Marc Goldwein, policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan group that advocates fiscal discipline. "It's valuable as a symbol," he said, ...

Democrats Seek Compromise on Health Care Plan | The Associated Press

April 2, 2009

The idea of using the state employee plans as a model came last month from two policy experts, Len Nichols and John Bertko.

"We were just trying to avoid nuclear war," said Nichols, director of health policy for the nonpartisan New America Foundation. "We saw advocates of Medicare for all pushing to put the country into Medicare. And we saw the right using that to push the ...

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