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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Judd Gregg
The straw hat, shoes and neon vest Doris "Granny D" Haddock wore during her cross-country walk more than a decade ago are becoming teaching tools for a new generation of political activists.
The congressional supercommittee charged with tackling the federal debt crisis is facing overwhelming calls to conduct all its deliberations in the open, but some voices are warning that too much transparency could end up dooming the whole thing.
Political observers could not help but notice that many provisions of the compromise debt deal, such as postponing nearly all spending cuts until 2013 and boosting student aid next year, are tailor-made for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.
With the federal government sinking deeper into red ink and a government shutdown looming, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has proposed pushing back the deadline for spending cuts and instead have the Senate take up an unrelated bill to revamp U.S. patent law — a measure that has nothing to do with the raging fiscal battle.
Top administration officials tried to steer President Obama's new $3.8 trillion budget through a U.S. congressional minefield on Tuesday as the day-old plan drew fire from Republicans and Democrats alike.
Senate Democrats on Wednesday voted to continue spending stimulus money on road signs that advertise that they're spending stimulus money.
The Senate education panel yesterday approved legislation that would cut student-loan subsidies to lenders by about $18.3 billion and spend most of that to increase student grants, forgive some students' debt and bolster other student programs.
"We're trying to get some fiscal discipline around here," said Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, who forced the showdown vote.
Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, said the meeting was "excellent" and that there was more common ground than disagreement.