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Lopsided Priorities: Billions Moved to Pentagon

By Tila Neguse on 04/10/2014 @ 02:30 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, budget news, poverty

House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's (WI-1) 2015 budget sticks to next year's spending limits, but would increase Pentagon spending by cutting domestic spending in 2016 and beyond.

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Rwanda 20 Focus on Prevention

By Jim Cason on 04/10/2014 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: wina ppdc

One focus at the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide could be on listening to what faith leaders from the Central African Republic say about the root causes of the ongoing crisis in their country.

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Three Years of Syrian War- Far More We Can Do

By Maiya Zwerling and Kate Gould on 03/11/2014 @ 12:40 PM

Tags: Middle East, Syria

FCNL is working with congressional offices and a broad coalition of more than a hundred organizations from twenty-three countries to shine a light on the Syrian crisis that continues to rage as we approach the third anniversary of the Syrian civil war.

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We need you: Take action to support Water for the World Act

By Kate Edelen on 03/11/2014 @ 12:12 PM

Tags: Environment Health Care

Let your Representative know that you care about water and sanitation access for the world's poorest. Help change inequitable development policy now--support Water for the World Act

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First Look at the President's 2015 Budget

By Tila Neguse and Devon Grayson-Wallace on 03/04/2014 @ 04:45 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, budget news, poverty

Today, President Obama released his proposed budget for 2015. Here's a brief overview of his proposal.

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Ukraine Threats Will Not Bring Resolution

By Jim Cason on 03/02/2014 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: wina

Military force will not bring peace to Ukraine. But threats of additional military force are not likely to provide a solution either.

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Wars Are Ending. Why Does the Pentagon Want More Money?

By Tila Neguse and Jim Cason on 02/28/2014 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Checkbook, Budget News

We were glad to hear Secretary of Defense Hagel recognize the US needs to downsize the military as the wars wind down. However, Congress should refuse to accept his proposal to increase Pentagon spending over the next five years.

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Call Your Rep for Iran Diplomacy

By Kate Gould on 02/04/2014 @ 09:10 AM

Tags: Iran, Middle East

Call your Rep today to support--not sabotage--diplomacy with Iran: 1-855-68-NO WAR (855-686-6927) and post a blog comment here about your call.

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First Look at Appropriations 2014

By Tila Neguse on 01/14/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

Months ago passing a 12 bill omnibus didn't seem possible. Now, the spending bill has passed the House and the partisan gridlock on the budget seems to have fractured for a moment.

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The Budget Deal: Could Be Worse - Should Be Better

By Tila Neguse on 12/18/2013 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 restores some much-needed funding to domestic programs in the next two years, but gives the Pentagon the same relief. The great thing about the deal is that the conversation about reining in Pentagon spending is still alive and well.

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