Though the federal government remains closed for a second day, spending across multiple agencies has continued, including funding for shark bait and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books.
Rep. John Mica (R., Fla.), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, revealed last week that the General Services Administration (GSA), the government agency at thecenter of a luxury spending scandal, had awarded $44 million in taxpayer-funded bonuses last year, far more than previously reported.
Independent Maine Senate candidate Angus King’s fiscal record during his eight-year tenure as the state’s governor is under fire from Maine Republicans and outside pro-business groups and becoming a major factor in the three-way race.
Political spending by labor unions exceeds their direct campaign contributions by a factor of four, according to the Wall Street Journal—vastly more than generally assumed.
The Republican National Committee has launched a new website, ObamanomicsOutsourced.com, promising “The Truth About How Obama Shipped the Recovery Overseas.”
Republican congressional candidates and outside groups have seized upon the opportunity to brand Democrats as tax hikers in the wake of Thursday’s Obamacare ruling.
President Obama’s reelection campaign is outspending GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney by a ratio of 20 to 1 in an effort to lock up the Latino vote.
President Obama’s profligate spending policies are not limited to the federal government: The Obama re-election team spent millions more than it took in in May.
At least seven Democratic U.S. senators may reject their party’s plan to let the Bush tax cuts partially expire unless Congress finds a deficit reduction compromise.
Employees at the California Department of Insurance are being handed $1,000 iPads, despite the state’s crushing budgetary problems.