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April 24, 2006
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IN FOCUS
 Budgeting for National Priorities
U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman, President Bush's pick to head OMB, faces a $318 billion deficit, which most experts expect to rise sharply despite the Administration’s pledge to cut it in half by 2009. And he must deal with a divided Congress that continues to debate the wisdom of extending recent tax cuts, curtailing congressional "earmarks," and taking modest steps to reduce federal spending.
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Lobbying Reform  
As the Jack Abramoff scandal continues, Congressional leaders have scheduled a lobbying reform bill for a vote this week, but face opposition from watchdog groups that are calling the House legislation toothless and ineffective. Brookings senior fellow Thomas E. Mann continues to provide timely, insightful commentary on Congressional ethics.
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American Competitiveness  
While globalization has brought promise to many, it also presents many new challenges for the American workforce. To examine the critical questions surrounding American competitiveness in a global economy, Brookings is launching the Bernard L. Schwartz Forum on U.S. Competitiveness.
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Analysis & Commentary
U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Confronting the China Challenge
Jeffrey A. Bader and Richard C. Bush III, The Baltimore Sun
Debunking America's China Syndrome
Erik Berglöf, The International Herald Tribune
TAXES
Good Reasons for Taxes
Diane Lim Rogers, The Boston Globe
Greening the Tax Code
Craig Hanson and David B. Sandalow, Tax Reform and the Environment Policy Brief
MORE ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY
Creating an L20 Summit Forum
Johannes F. Linn and Colin I. Bradford, Jr., Policy Brief #152
Prince George's County: Setting the Context for the Future
Amy Liu, Leadership Prince George's County Class XXI
The Law and Economics of Software Security
Robert W. Hahn and Anne Layne-Farrar, AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies
» More Analysis & Commentary
THIS week
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Diseases in the Developing World -
Apr 24, 9:30 a.m.
Fiscal Wake-up Tour -
Apr 24, 11 a.m., Kansas City, MO
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict -
Apr 26, 3 p.m.
Bernard L. Schwartz Forum - Apr 28, 10 a.m.
ON THE HORIZON
Fiscal Wake-up Tour -
May 1, Wilmington, DE; May 2, Philadelphia, PA
Seoul-Washington Forum - May 1-2
Telecommunications Policy - May 10
» Events Calendar
EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Preparing to Lead
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May 15-19, 2006
Washington, DC
Science and Technology: Politics and Issues
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June 12-16, 2006 Washington, DC
» More Executive Education
BROOKINGS PRESS
Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroads Oil Titans National Oil Companies in the Middle East
Valérie Marcel. John V. Mitchell, contributor.
Muslim Civic Cultures and Conflict Resolution Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007
Michael d'Arcy, Michael O'Hanlon, Peter Orszag, Jeremy Shapiro, and James Steinberg
» More Books
 
 
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