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Budget negotiations, the abridged version

Talks continue between Republicans and Democrats over the budget stalemate, but the…

Pentagon plans for government shut down

Defense Department spokesman Geoff Morrell told reporters  Tuesday that officials are still…

San Francisco budget deficit makes cuts, layoffs seem likely

Deep cuts to city services and layoffs are likely as San Francisco’s…

IPhone, Ipad, Android on the battlefield

 Iphones, Ipads and Android phones with new applications will soon be aiding…

Smart Democrats will follow Sen. Joe Manchin

There are 23 Senate Democrats facing re-election battles next year. One of…

Reid says cowboy poets “would not exist” without federal funds

In the middle of a tirade against House Republicans’ “mean-spirited” budget cuts,…

Brokaw: Remember when the Republicans lost their majority after 1995 shutdown?

A rare unforced error from Tom Brokaw: TOM BROKAW: Well it's a…

Caltrain service could hit new low with budget cuts

Caltrain will hold public hearings today on proposals that could reduce service…

Wisconsin assembly Dems yell 'Shame' after budget vote

Slate blogger Dave Weigel is reporting live as the Wisconsin union battle…

In Greece, a reminder of why the Battle of Wisconsin is important

Here's a video report from Reuters on the ongoing budget battle between…

Final vote on the spending bill

About 16 hours ago, the marathon ended. After all of 583 amendments…

Obama becoming so good at 'Washington games' that he's invented a new one

Our editorial yesterday warned about the budgeters' tricky, misleading ways of framing…

Obama caving on lawsuit reform? Think again.

I noticed in this morning's Washington Post that the graphic on Obama's…

Governor presses on with taxes while sounding the warning bell

Three weeks after proposing big spending cuts and more taxes to close…

Illinois about to institute massive tax hikes

There's no question that Illinois is in an economic basket case. It…

Budget crisis leaves state open spaces neglected nationwide

WHAT: The nation’s state parks THE PROBLEM: Deepening budget woes have left…

Caltrain to vote on budget change next week

Caltrain could vote next week to increase its annual budget by $1.3…

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San Francisco city workers home on furlough for holidays

The holidays will be a quieter place around City Hall, with many…

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Budget shuffling on tap before mayor departs

Mayor Gavin Newsom will swing the budget ax one last time to…

Street work crosses bumpy road

Needed street repairs are forcing The City to assume debt, prompting scrutiny…