Favoring Public Infrastructure Over Private | Spending Daily

News Roundup | February 3, 2014

One of the most underreported promises President Barack Obama made in his State of the Union last Tuesday was this one: “I will act on my own to slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible.”

HHS Attempts To Tackle Medicare Fraud | Friday Fraud

January 31, 2014

Last week in our inaugural “Friday Fraud” post we took a look at the top five things readers needed to know about federal government improper payments. In that post, we noted Medicare and Medicaid lose about $60 billion annually to improper payments.

The Radical State Of The Union | Spending Daily

News Roundup | January 29, 2014

The consensus from many in the media was that the State of the Union last night was “modest.” The president’s remarks have been called “bland,” “narrow,” and “bite-sized.” But while President Obama presented few large reforms – he was silent on entitlements, for example – he did propose something very radical.

State Of The Union Preview | Spending Daily

News Roundup | January 27, 2014

Tomorrow night President Barack Obama will give his annual State of the Union address. For weeks journalists have reported the president will focus on policies he contends will reduce U.S. income inequality: raising the minimum wage, increasing college affordability and improving education in general.