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The Budget Mess

Posted February 25th, 2013 at 8:26 pm (UTC+0)
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  Chaos Ahead or Political Dud? Welcome to “Sequesterville,” also known as Washington, D.C.  What was once unthinkable, and intentionally so, is about to become a reality.  Unless Congress and the president act soon, $85 billion worth of so-called “sequester” cuts take effect on March 1st affecting both domestic and military spending. It wasn’t supposed […]

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Budget Showdown Looming

Posted February 19th, 2013 at 8:00 pm (UTC+0)
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Major Stakes for Both Parties Shakespeare once noted that Julius Caesar should beware the Ides of March, but this year it looks like March 1st  –  not the 15th — is the date to be reckoned with.  That’s when the so-called budget sequester cuts go into effect unless Congress and President Barack Obama can agree […]

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State of the Union Preview

Posted February 8th, 2013 at 9:11 pm (UTC+0)
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Obama’s Pitch on Guns and Immigration President Barack Obama gets down to business with Congress Tuesday night as he delivers the annual State of the Union message before a joint congressional session in Washington.  The president’s speech is expected to focus on his legislative priorities for this year, especially his push for new gun control […]

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Jim Malone

Jim Malone

After a stint in the Peace Corps in Swaziland, Jim joined VOA in 1983 as a reporter and anchor on English broadcasts to Africa.  He served as East Africa correspondent, then covered Congress in the early 1990′s.   Since 1995, Jim has served as VOA national correspondent responsible for coverage of U.S. politics, elections, the Supreme Court and Justice Department.  Jim has been involved in VOA’s election coverage since the 1984 presidential campaign and has co-anchored live VOA broadcasts of numerous national political conventions, candidate debates and election night coverage.

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