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2012 budget moves to cut federal spending

By Sam Butterfield

February 14, 2011

Filed under Politics

President Barack Obama released his 2012 budget proposal Monday, taking aim at trimming America’s multi-trillion-dollar deficit by freezing discretionary spending for the next five years. Continuing to trumpet his message of “winning the future,” the President emphasized the necessity of inve...

New site developed to help find jobs

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Filed under Politics

Call it a socialized LinkedIn, call it a government-run Monster.com, call it the feds cutting into the classified section’s business. The Department of Labor announced last Thursday that it had created a new website desi...

Egypt in uproar; UMass student reportedly safe

By Tim Jones

February 1, 2011

Filed under Politics

A country steeped in chaos, Egypt has become a nation in upheaval. Protesters have stormed the northeast African Republic’s streets, defied curfew and torched cities in an attempt to overthrow their government. And as c...

Obama develops ‘Startup America’ program

By Sam Butterfield

January 31, 2011

Filed under Politics

"Winning the future” seemed to be the refrain most frequently sounded by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address last week. To accomplish this, the president told America and the rest of the world, that...

Obama seeks to increase US student presence in China

By Kara Clifford

January 30, 2011

Filed under Politics

When Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the White House last week, First Lady Michelle Obama took the opportunity to advocate for the new “100,000 Strong Initiative.” Announced by President Barack Obama in 2009, the...

Federal aid decreases for students

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

January 26, 2011

Filed under Archives, Politics

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed Resolution 38, a piece of “legislation directing spending cuts to the fiscal year 2008 levels or less on the floor of the House today,” according a press release from the Committee...

Professors encourage wealthy to donate tax cuts

By Sam Hayes

January 24, 2011

Filed under Miscellaneous, Politics

Frustrated by Congress’ Dec. 17 extension of Bush-era tax cuts across all income brackets, three Cornell and Yale professors created a new website, GiveItBackForJobs.org, to urge wealthy Americans to give their tax cuts to c...

Cabinet members laud education tax credit

By Sam Butterfield

January 20, 2011

Filed under Politics

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met Thursday with a group of Washington, D.C., students, parents and educators at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School to discuss initiatives the Obama Administrat...

Deval Patrick reelected

By Sam Butterfield

November 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

The people of Massachusetts decided Tuesday that Deval Patrick deserved a second term as their governor, sending the one-term incumbent back to Beacon Hill with about 48 percent of the vote. Patrick survived an intense challenge...

Election Results: U.S. Congressional Representatives

By Collegian News Staff

November 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

District 1 Democrat John Olver has been re-elected for another term in the Massachusetts First Congressional District. Olver defeated Republican candidate Bill Gunn of Ware and Michael Engel of Easthampton in Tuesday's ele...

Mass. voters opt for cheaper booze, reject two other questions

By Sam Butterfield

November 3, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

Massachusetts voters decided Tuesday to eliminate the sales tax on alcohol, while keeping the Commonwealth’s sales tax at 6.25 percent and voting not to eliminate a law which allows developers to obtain one permit to build low...

Decision 2010: Election Night

By Chris Shores

November 2, 2010

Filed under Archives, Politics

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