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New Documents Show Treasury Used Fannie and Freddie as an ATM

by Thomas Aiello / /

Newly released court documents disclose why Treasury seized the profits of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. 


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Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Secure Digital Privacy

by Jeffrey Freeberg / /

Senators look to expand privacy protections for individuals' electronic information.
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In Rare Case, CBO Uses Private Modeling to Forecast $1.4 Billion Flood Insurance Shortfall

by Demian Brady / /

Although CBO is often criticized for failing to take into account the best available modeling in its projections, its recent analysis of NFIP is a notable exception.
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Letters 

Bipartisan Coalition Calls for CBO Transparency

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27 organizations - from across the political spectrum - called on the Congressional Budget Office to improve public access to information.
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Assessing the Known and Unknown Costs of President Trump’s First International Trip

by Demian Brady / /

Air Force One costs for President Trump's first trip reach nearly $5 million, but this is just a small portion of the total expense.
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Research 

The President’s Trip to Asia Cost Taxpayers $5 Million for Air Force One

by Demian Brady / /

While the full cost of President Obama's recent Asian trip is unreported, expenses for Air Force One amounted to over $5 million.
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Presidential Travel & Costs to Taxpayers: April Snapshot

by Demian Brady / /

President Obama is on track to have taken the second most trips abroad. The transport costs for this trip are $5.6 million just for Air Force One, which represents a small part of the total cost to taxpayers.
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One Week: Start Your SOTU Engines

by Dan Barrett / /

NTU and Foundation are counting down to the moment when the House Sergeant at Arms announces "Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States" for the State of the Union (SOTU). What will President Obama propose? How will his agenda affect your wallet and
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It's that SOTU Time Again

by Dan Barrett / /

As the President, Congress, and the media gear up for the State of the Union on the 20th, you can be ahead of the action! Submit your guess of how much you think the President proposes to change federal spending in his SOTU address.
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