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What Education Stands To Lose If The Supercommittee Doesn't Reach A Deal

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf (center) waits to testify before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee — aka the "supercommittee" — in Washington, D.C. on September 13, as two protestors hold signs.

Remember how we told you in August to circle November 23 on your calendar? What with November coming Tuesday and all, we thought we’d remind you that’s the day deep, automatic, across-the-board spending cuts kick in if the Congressional “supercommittee” charged with reducing the federal deficit doesn’t reach a deal. With the deal still, for […]

Teachers Unions Among Top 100 Donors To Debt Ceiling Supercommittee

Morgan Stanley has donated more than $289,000 to the 12 lawmakers specially-charged with cutting the nation’s deficit, enough to place it at Number 33 on The Center for Responsive Politics’ list of the top donors to the so-called debt ceiling “supercommittee.” Who comes in one spot ahead at Number 32? America’s largest teachers union. National […]

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