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U.S. President Barack Obama answers a question after his end of the year press conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington

Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at nearly $ 578 billion, including about $ 64 billion for wars abroad. The legislation, approved by Congress earlier this month, sets defense […]

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Blame GOP for Increased Fiscal Uncertainty

Danny Vinik, New RepublicOn Wednesday in the New York Times, Jonathan Weisman offered a gloomy forecast for the year ahead in Washington and its potential effects on the economy. “[A] dark cloud is threatening to return to otherwise clearing economic skies: fiscal and policy uncertainty,” he writes. Weisman cites a number of legislative deadlines that […]

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Robust Job Growth Could Pave Way to Fiscal Deals

Strong economic growth, reflected in the latest strong jobs report, holds the promise of continuing the steep, downward slope of the budget deficit and could ease animus between Republicans and the White House. Full News here – First Draft

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Fiscal Challenges: Kansas Announces Big Budget Gap, but True Gap May Be Even Larger

The state is counting on collecting slightly more personal income tax this year than last. But it is not on track to do so. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd while being introduced by democratic challenger for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf at a "Women for Wolf" grassroots rally in Philadelphia

New taxes or not, Pennsylvania’s next governor faces fiscal morass

By Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania's Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state's personal income tax system to make it more progressive. But if he wins, Tom Wolf, who was Revenue Secretary under former Democratic Governor Ed Rendell, probably could not get the plan past the […]

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback speaks to riders on the New York City Subway

U.S. governor races could determine swing states’ fiscal health

By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as […]

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Obama Takes His Fiscal Message on the Road

The president visits the Los Angeles area on Thursday to talk up his economic plan with young voters. Full News here – First Draft

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Exclusive: Brazil studies slashing key fiscal goal in 2014 – official

By Alonso Soto and Luciana Otoni BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian government is studying whether to cut its most closely watched fiscal target in 2014 because revenues came in worse than expected and onetime expenditures climbed, Treasury chief Arno Augustin told Reuters on Friday. This is the first time an official has publicly acknowledged that […]

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New Jersey Governor Christie is photographed during a news conference ahead of the Republican Governors Association meeting in Manhattan

New Jersey’s fiscal woes imperil an already-damaged Chris Christie

By Edith Honan and Gabriel Debenedetti NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The scandal over a made-up study that badly disrupted traffic at the George Washington Bridge may not be New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's biggest problem after all. Less than a year after the charismatic governor was the toast of the Republican Party and a leading […]

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Clinton Documents: Top Adviser Predicts Fiscal ‘Train Wreck’

President Clinton’s top economic adviser predicted a fiscal “train wreck” months before the government shutdown in 1995-96. Full News here – Washington Wire

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