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Obama's Budget Plan Leaves Debt Bomb Ticking | USA Today

February 13, 2012

These aren't "savings," notes the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. "When you finish college, you don't suddenly have thousands of dollars a year to spend elsewhere — in fact, you have to find a way to pay back your loans.

Facebook Eyes China For Growth | USA Today

February 7, 2012

"Google attempted to run a search engine in China, and they ended up giving up," says MacKinnon, a senior fellow at New America Foundation, a Washington, DC, think tank. Internet companies that set up inside China are expected to delete objectionable ...

Gas Prices to Spike 60 Cents or More By May | USA Today

February 5, 2012

Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to Your Tank, says consumers will be vulnerable to rising prices until the US develops alternative fuels such as natural gas. For more information about reprints & permissions, ...

Lawmakers Attempt Variation on Line-Item Veto | USA TODAY

December 7, 2011

Things can't be slipped into bills as quietly as they did before," said Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. "What we think this will do is it will put a chilling effect on people who are playing these games in Congress," ...

8 Steps to the Presidential Election: What to Watch for | USA TODAY

December 5, 2011

... The budget and economic update from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, due in August, will answer the questions, "Are we better? Are we worse? Where are we headed?" says Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Panel's Inability To Cut Debt Deal Reflects Divide | USA TODAY

November 21, 2011

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, had urged the supercommittee to "go big" and seek a package of $4 trillion in spending cuts, tax increases and entitlement savings. "What we watched is them negotiating down ...

Immigrants Find Legal Paths to U.S. Long, Difficult | USA TODAY

October 24, 2011

"You can wait six years, 15 years or 20 years to come on a family visa," said President Tamar Jacoby of ImmigrationWorks USA, a coalition of pro-immigration business groups. "For a young, able-bodied man to look for work, he'd apply when he's 18 and ...

Experts Warn of Harm To Kids from Secondhand TV Viewing | USA TODAY

October 23, 2011

"Parents are distracted by TV the same way preschoolers are," says Lisa Guernsey, author of the 2007 book Into the Minds of Babes: How Screen Time Affects Children From Birth to Age Five. She says young children learn much more from face-to-face ...

High Gas Prices Trap More Americans | USA TODAY

October 21, 2011

"Significant numbers of people told us they're cutting back on food," says Lisa Margonelli, the foundation's director of energy policy. Her team surveyed a representative sample of 2000 Americans. She found those earning $15000 to $20000 a year spent ...

'Underwear Bomber' Trial Revives Security Debate | USA TODAY

September 29, 2011

Philip Mudd, former senior FBI official, said the US is indeed making significant gains in the battle against terrorism, but cautioned that it would be a "mistake" to dismiss Abdulmutallab's failed bombing as the act of an incompetent terror operative. ...

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