In the record-setting GOP debate Thursday, the most interesting and impassioned moments were about global security. Is it a sign that America’s political center of gravity is shifting overseas, and away from pocketbook issues?
People will be watching, because, well, Trump. But beyond that, Thursday's Republican presidential debates are meaningful – perhaps even more so than the early Election 2012 versions – for several reasons.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that President Obama has the votes in Congress to sustain a veto, if Republicans try to block his nuclear agreement with Iran. Also, he says, Alexander Hamilton will retain a place on US currency.
Hillary Clinton plans to unveil a proposal to change the way capital gains are taxed. It's part of a growing backlash against the sort of short-term thinking that has guided many American corporations in recent years.
New rules under the Fair Housing Act address patterns of housing segregation that persist nearly 50 years after civil rights legislation sought to address the issue. Experts say housing mobility can translate into upward economic mobility.
The protests in Baltimore gave fresh urgency to an old question: Can the underlying challenges of poverty ever be fixed? In one neighborhood, many say that change begins by seeing the situation differently – by looking at the people differently.
Wage gains have been a nagging no-show in a six-year-economic recovery. But the 8-cent hike in hourly wages for private-sector employees, reported Friday, marks a welcome change, as employers compete to find qualified workers.
Jeb Bush set up a massive super PAC that will go on autopilot the moment he declares his candidacy for 2016. Critics say it's a move that runs afoul of the spirit and even the letter of campaign finance laws.