'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.

Cooperation needed to resolve deficit

The federal government has routinely operated with a budget deficit for many years, but that practice has become a bad habit, according to a Kansas State University public budgeting expert.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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