The Path to a Balanced Budget


Some people were surprised when I wrote in favor of doubling the budget for the National Institutes of Health.

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Newt Gingrich Calls on Congress to Double NIH Budget


Asserting that it is “irresponsible and shortsighted, not prudent,” to permit funding for basic research to dwindle, Newt Gingrich argues in a New York Times op-ed that Congress needs to double the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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This Year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Explained


The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is Saturday, with festivities starting Thursday and lasting all weekend. The annual funniest/glitziest/most over-done night in Washington will be full of self-deprecating laughs and selfies with celebrities.

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Gingrich Says “Double the NIH budget”


Scientists from San Diego to Boston got an unexpected morale boost Wednesday from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who urged Congress to double the budget of the National Institutes of Health, the financially strapped agency that serves as the government’s chief underwriter of biomedical research.

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