National Priorities Project
nominated for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Steve Brawner - Arkansas News
Would Americans be able to write the federal budget if they had the facts? Jo Comerford, executive director of the National Priorities Project, thinks they should be given the chance. - See more at: http://arkansasnews.com/steve-brawner/could-people-write-budget#sthash.K08JOuF4.dpuf
Laurie Loisel - Hampshire Gazette
The National Priorities Project has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Price by 13 former Nobel prize laureates through the International Peace Bureau, which itself won the prize in 1910.
- Bill Moyers
What stories did not get the coverage they deserved in 2013? We asked editors, journalists and friends of BillMoyers.com to weigh in with their choices, including stories they reported on. Here’s what they had to say.
Nicole Gaouette - Bloomberg Businessweek
The U.S. expects to conclude a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan and overcome Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s refusal so far to sign the pact, according to an Obama administration official.
CJ Werleman - Salon
Last week, President Obama gave one of the most important speeches of his presidency when he spoke about the rapidly growing deficit of opportunity in this country. It was the president’s most focused and deliberate address on income inequality to date, but for many it wasn’t nearly alarmist enough, for ...
Paul Tuthill - WAMC
The December 13th deadline for a bipartisan federal budget deal to avoid another partial government shutdown in January is a week away. Negotiators, headed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan—a Republican and Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray—a Democrat, appear to be making progress. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief ...
Jo Comerford - The Hill
This Thanksgiving, Congress should set aside dysfunction and the austerity mindset and give the American people a reason to be thankful: a federal spending and revenue plan that takes our best interests to heart.
Amber Phillips - Denver Post
Politicians talk about the deficit a lot, but experts on the federal budget say they often miss the point.
Adrienne LaFrance - Honolulu Civil Beat
It's hard to know for sure precisely how much federal funding Hawaii is actually getting, how that amount compares with previous years and with other states, and who — if anyone — is keeping track of it.
Laura Matthews - International Business Times
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has reportedly temporarily hit the brakes on a bipartisan plan he’s working on with Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to avert the first-ever U.S. default and reopen the government.