Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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‘Line’ Items: Emmy Edition

From Red Carpet to Red Ink – The Emmy Awards last night celebrated the best in TV.

‘Line’ Items: Back to School Edition

Back to School – For many kids, parents and teachers today is the first day of school.

‘Line’ Items: Ghost Town Edition

Washington Empties Out – With both houses of Congress in recess and the president traveling, Washington feels deserted.

‘Line’ Items: Coming and Going Edition

Gone and Back – The Senate has left for its August recess, the House will return this week (for a day).

‘Line’ Items: War Supplemental Finally Passes; Small Biz Bill Not So Lucky

House Gone, Senate Eyeing the Exit – The House started its six-week recess Friday and the Senate will adjourn at the end of

‘Line’ Items: Heat Wave Edition

If You Can’t Stand the Heat… – Washington has been experiencing a heat wave, but it can’t all be blamed on the friction between th

‘Line’ Items: International Sports Edition

Opens and Tours – Americans did not fare well in sporting events across the pond this weekend; leaving us Yanks to rely on p

‘Line’ Items: Running of the Bulls Edition

Running for the Exits – The “Running of the Bulls” has begun in Pamplona, Spain.

Line Items: Extenders Debate Ends; Appropriations Season Begins

Extenders Put on Hold – Legislation to extend some tax breaks and expanded unemployment insurance has been put on the back b

‘Line’ Items: Summer Arrives Edition

Summertime, but the Living Isn’t Easy in Congress – Today brings the first official day of summer, but Washington has