Obama vows to fast track high speed rail

US President Barack Obama Thursday called for a US high speed rail service to rival the express trains of France, Japan, Spain and China, highlighting a 13 billion dollar government funding boost.

US fiscal policy 'too stimulative': business economists

Following approval of the massive US tax cut, a majority of economists now say fiscal policy is adding too much fuel to the world's largest economy, according to a survey published Monday.

Proposed U.S. budget cuts target science

A "Sputnik moment" or a "kaputnik" one for U.S. science? With a federal budget battle showdown under way, science looks like collateral damage, say former federal officials, with proposed cuts to research that they consider ...

The rise of the Internet electorate

Four years ago, Barack Obama kicked off his presidential campaign on the steps of Illinois' Old State Capitol, speaking in front of thousands of supporters and a throng of media. Earlier this month, when he formally announced ...

'Frustration' in Europe over joint Mars probe: NASA

The United States has failed to commit to plans for an unmanned joint Mars mission with the European space agency, causing frustration abroad, top NASA officials told lawmakers on Tuesday.

How will sequestration affect NASA?

It seems the US in not going to avoid the sequester—the $85 billion worth of federal spending cuts due to kick in March 1, 2013. There will be across the board cuts to government agencies, applying equally to defense and ...

Study reveals regulatory spending and staffing is at all-time high

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over the last decade, annual budget outlays for regulatory activities increased by more than 75 percent, according to a federal regulatory spending study conducted by The George Washington University Regulatory ...

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