Federal deficit swells to $407 billion

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Congressional budget reports indicate the U.S. federal deficit has grown to $407 billion.
Bush signs omnibus spending bill

Bush signs omnibus spending bill

WACO, Texas, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday signed the omnibus spending bill, but chastised Congress for including $10 billion in earmarks in the measure.
Bush: Session ended on 'high note'

Bush: Session ended on 'high note'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush praised and chided Congress for its year-end work on helping U.S. citizens, the environment and the war on terror.

Dems accuse GOP of bad-faith bargaining

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Democrats say they'll push a U.S. budget that eliminates funding for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and pet projects after accusing Republicans of bad faith.

Bush threatens to veto war funding measure

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Bush administration said it would veto a spending measure presented by congressional Democrats despite inclusion of $70 billion in Iraq war funds.

Bush predicts strong U.S. economy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Bush administration forecast continued solid U.S. economic growth and labor market performance in a semiannual report released Thursday.

Report: U.S. wars' cost at $1.6 trillion

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The aggregate costs of the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq will reach $1.6 trillion in the next 13 months, a U.S. congressional committee reported.

Bush pleased SCHIP veto sustained

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush would support reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program if it were modified, the White House said Thursday.

Budget Director Portman resigning

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- White House Budget Director Rob Portman announced Tuesday he is resigning and leaving Washington.

Bono targets Wikipedia entries

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- Rock star Bono has a new tactic in his campaign to Make Poverty History -- doctoring Wikipedia entries for people he wants to influence.

Health Biz: Govs have plans for Medicaid

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- At both the state and federal levels, battles over Medicaid budget cuts have erupted, sending a message this huge healthcare entitlement program for the poorest of the poor is America's biggest domestic crisis today -- not Social Security.

Senate rebuffs White House on Medicaid cuts

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate refused Thursday to back nearly $14 billion in Bush administration proposed cuts in Medicaid.

Lawmakers face problems on budget

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- As U.S. House and Senate GOP leaders moved to pass 2006 budget resolutions, the prospects for a final compromise measure appeared to be waning.

Congress jeers and cheers Bush econ plans

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- In the first State of the Union delivered during his second term, U.S. President George W. Bush fleshed out his sweeping economic proposals for the next four years, calling for partially privatizing Social Security, permanent tax cuts, a temporary guest w
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent

Pederson won't run for Iowa's top job

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Iowa Democrats were left without a candidate for governor after Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson said she wasn't running, the Des Moines Register said Wednesday.
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Jim Nussle
Jim Nussle listens as U.S. President George W. Bush announces former Iowa Representative Jim Nussle as his nominee for Director of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on June 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Chris Kleponis/POOL)

James Allen "Jim" Nussle (born June 27, 1960, Des Moines, Iowa) is an American politician and was the director of the Office of Management and Budget. Nussle was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2007. He was the Republican nominee for the November 2006 election for Governor of Iowa, and was defeated by Chet Culver.

After high school, Nussle studied in Denmark (his political action committee (PAC) was at one time called "Great Dane PAC" and he is of Danish descent). He then received a B.A. in international studies, political science, and economics from Luther College in 1983, and a J.D. degree from Drake University in Des Moines in 1985. While at Luther he was a member of the Zeta Rho Tau fraternity and was the lead singer in a band called ZPT blues band. Nussle also founded the Luther College Republicans chapter during his time at Luther. Upon graduation from Drake University law school, Nussle took his first step in becoming a public servant when he was elected as the Delaware County, Iowa attorney in Manchester. While in Manchester, Nussle became a volunteer firefighter.

When the incumbent six-term Republican in what was then the 2nd District, Tom Tauke made an unsuccessful run against Senator Tom Harkin during the 1990 election, Nussle ran as the Republican candidate for Tauke's House seat.

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