"If the federal budget were organized sanely, it would be divided into three parts: (1) Past obligations, (2) Current needs, (3) Future investments." - Robert Reich
"I am a strong believer in oversight. Done correctly, congressional oversight can help all levels of government function better. Midlevel procurement officials are likely to be more vigilant if they know that Congress might challenge the terms of a boondoggle contract. Cabinet secretaries ask more questions and make better decisions if they know that Congress will scrutinize their initiatives. And billions of taxpayer dollars can be saved through exposing wasteful practices." - Henry Waxman
Obama will give his State of the Union speech tonight, the White House has leaked enough so we already know what he will be saying, the only question is, will it be a hit or a miss?
Directly followed by the Republican response giver by Paul Ryan:
Who says that you can't inject classical manner into today's rude and blustery politics? After all, all the world's a stage...
Here is the link to al Jazeera's Palestinian Papers. The main papers are under the heading of Key Documents in the right hand column.