Democrats have offered to agree to an additional $15 billion in military funding as part of a spending package to keep the government operating if Republicans in Congress agree to fund ObamaCare insurer subsidies.
Signing off on the Democratic offer would avert a government shutdown set to begin Saturday.
It would ensure that the reimbursements to health insurers would continue, preventing what could be a mass exit from the exchanges.
What exactly a given place needs to do to deal with those realities — how to improve the quality of K-12 schools, increase college graduation rates, attract new businesses, and so forth — is contentious.
But there’s simply no realistic regional development strategy that’s based on indulging nostalgia.
To improve, places need to change. Indeed, they probably need to accelerate the pace of change. And not everyone is going to like it.
a very basic question remains unanswered: Why are there two such initiatives?
By any measure, the objectives of both OAI (Office of American Innovation) and the OMB (Office of Management and Budget) “reorganization” directive are related, if not entirely intertwined.
But they are not obviously in synch. And that could create both confusion and redundancy.
Then there is the question of the budget. Agencies are developing their reorganization plans mostly after the President’s 2018 budget proposal has been essentially completed. Reorganization plans, based on careful evidence-based evaluations, represent the logical foundation for the next budget.
But if the budget is not aligned with the plans, how can even the most worthy reorganization be executed?
Among the Trump Organization’s holdings are 16 hotels, 17 golf courses, a modeling agency, a production agency and at least 25 residential real estate properties (a minimum of 17 domestically and eight overseas).
His over 500 companies have dealings in 25 countries including India, Panama, Scotland and the Philippines.
Thanks to ACD, Earth has lost approximately half of all its coral reefs in just the last three decades. A quarter of all marine species depend on reefs. Reefs provide the sole source of protein for more than one billion people, and they are now vanishing before our eyes.
“It’s either a real investigation or not,” said one individual with knowledge of the committee’s activities. “You have to have an approved investigative guide. You have to make it formal. Can you have a credible investigation with only seven part-time staffers, doing everything in secret?”
AT&T expects the merger review to be completed this year.
To get the deal approved, AT&T has begun a major lobbying and marketing effort. The company recently hired lobbyists close to Vice President Mike Pence and others in the administration. It increased its lobbying expenses to $3.7 million in 2016’s fourth quarter, up 6 percent from a year earlier. AT&T was one of the top donors to Trump’s inauguration.
America, the apotheosis of liberal republicanism, has been the arch-foe of imperialism. Something, however, has changed. The tide of liberal republicanism is going out: in America, in Russia, and, vividly, around the world.
Liberal republicanism thrived as it delivered the goods — a rising standard of living — wherever well applied. That process stalled out, at least in America — America, the premier engine of the liberal republican world order — around the turn of the millennium.
Yes, free markets are the foundation for equitable prosperity. Yet sometimes — all too often — the rhetoric of “free markets” is used to veil special pleading for oligarchs. Capitalism was the wrecking ball for feudalism.
What is one to do when the modern equivalent of feudal barons appropriate the language of capitalism to justify their power and privilege?
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to “Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska”.
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients.