WASHINGTON - Federal agencies are doing a better job of keeping their books but still keep inadequate financial records on programs worth billions of dollars, a government report concludes.
WASHINGTON - President Bush will not touch the Social Security or Medicare portion of the budget surplus for spending increases or tax cuts, no matter what the new surplus predictions are, his top economic advisers say.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - With campaign swagger, President Bush told a crowd in Harry Truman's hometown Tuesday that the federal budget has enough money for his massive tax cut and bolstering the military, Social Security and Medicare.
WASHINGTON - As if the problems in the U.S. and world economies were not enough of a challenge in themselves, the young Obama administration is also being called on to figure out simultaneously how to govern in such an emergency.
WASHINGTON - Two departures from the Obama administration go a long way toward illuminating what is important - and what is not - in determining its political fate.
...Minneapolis-Faribault-Red Wing Core Based Statistical Area." But rules adopted Wednesday by the White House Office of Management and Budget likely do not change those designations, according to St. Paul city officials. Woman held in death...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The remarkable improvement in American workers' productivity in recent years is likely to continue despite the slowdown in the economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said Friday.
HACKENSACK - It's been seven long years of fighting the federal bureaucracy, but Al "Smoky" Parrish of Hackensack said Tuesday he was thrilled with last week's news that U.S. veterans exposed to atomic test blasts will now have easier access to compensation and medical care.
Hackensack's Al 'Smoky' Parrish wouldn't take no for an answer.
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