Obama Budget Cuts Target Travel, Coffee Mugs

The Daily StarObama budget cuts target travel, coffee mugsReutersWASHINGTON Nov 9 (Reuters) - US President Barack Obama will ask government agencies on Wednesday to find cost savings by cutting back in areas ranging from travel and vehicles to purchases of promotional coffee mugs and gadgets. ...Playbook: Stop swagPoliticoObama to seek savings by ordering cuts in travel, cellphones, swagWashington PostObama orders more cuts in wasteful spendingUSA TodayOmaha World-Herald -ABC News (blog)all 69 news articles »

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