Friday, November 18, 2011
It's mid-November which means that most Americans are thinking about the home stretch towards Thanksgiving: packing bags, confirming reservations, looking up recipes. But in Washington, there's a whole different kind of scramble. This Wednesday, November 23, the bipartisan congressional "super committee" must come to a deal on a strategy to reduce the deficit or face serious penalties.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
By Alec Hamilton : Assistant Producer, WNYC News
Congress has named the first few picks for the deficit reduction “super committee.” It’s A Free Country takes a look at some of the people charged with determining where to cut $1.5 trillion out of the nations budget over the next ten years.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Another week ends with little progress made in the debt ceiling talks in Washington. President Obama will speak at a press conference for Friday morning at 11 a.m. (EST), but all indicators point to little headway being made towards a compromise.
Moving Stories: Car sales up 60 percent in China; can Wall Street fund transportation? Oil trucks as Idaho's enemy
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Auto sales soar 60 percent in China this August, up across rest of Asia, too (Reuters)
Federal rulemaking to ban text messaging for commercial drivers clears another hurdle (Landline)
Can Wall Street fund a new transportation bill? You bet, says Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Wants 0.25 tax on trades, which he says creates $500 billion for reauthorization. (Post and Courier)
Chevy unveils the Cruze, light on gas and aimed right at Ford Focus and Honda Civic (Detroit News)
New cars in South Africa now carry a tax on each extra gram of CO2 they create per km (News24)
Idaho Supreme Court will expedite hearing over large loads of refinery equipment, opposed across parts of the West (AP)
Madison, Wisc. unveils designs for four-story, $12M station that would be high-speed rail hub (State Journal)