A new study suggests that Americans in both red or blue areas mostly agree about what government should do – even on issues like immigration and Social Security. 'Gridlock in Congress is not driven by the people,' one expert says.
This week's round-up of Good Reads includes a look at the social effects of bipartisanship, how the role of the Army could be up for a change, a cartooning caretaker's funny yet honest look at aging parents, how social media could help Boston improve itself, and the food phenomenon that is a Taco Bell breakfast.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry told reporters at the Monitor Breakfast that the 'unaccompanied alien children issue ... has the potential to be an absolute catastrophe.'
Future presidents are unlikely to undo the Obama administration's controversial rule to cut carbon emissions from power plants, even if they want to, presidential counselor John Podesta said Friday. Why not?
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes college loan difficulties, the inner workings and effects of an older work force, how Republicans could address potential voters, a new take on the Constitution, and a look at the White House media from the inside out.
Obama counselor John Podesta said Friday the US has ways to monitor the five former Taliban officials released in the swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He also offered a succinct assessment of what a Hillary Clinton presidency would look like.
The GOP-led House is forming a select committee on the Benghazi tragedy because 'continuing to focus obsessively on repealing the Affordable Care Act has lost its luster,' Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the DNC, said this week.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at two American demographic dramas, the danger journalists face in Syria, a profile of UN Ambassador Samantha Power, why professional women lack confidence, and slumping casino sales.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes Joe Biden's political aspirations, Newsmax.com as a rising conservative media voice, Adam Lanza's father's search for closure, nuclear weapons carried in backpacks, and a study of fraternity life on college campuses.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, discusses efforts to move his organization away from being a ' 'U-Haul' trailer of cash' for presidential nominees.
At a time when Congress is 'universally despised,' the climate for Election 2014 could be especially unfavorable for incumbents, more than anti-Democrat or anti-Republican, Celinda Lake of the bipartisan Battleground Poll said March 25.
This week's roundup of Good Reads includes a look at migrant workers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; how Bill Gates influences Washington, D.C.; what it is like to work at Goldman Sachs; how the Pentagon runs wars; and privacy software.
The White House didn't like the recent Congressional Budget Office report showing that a $10 minimum wage would cost the economy 500,000 jobs. Director Douglas Elmendorf defends both the report and the CBO's work in hyperpartisan times.
A boost to long-term investment in the US may result, now that Congress appears poised to raise the national debt ceiling without provoking another showdown, says Gene Sperling of Obama's National Economic Council.
'Economic logic' indicates that a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants would be good for the US economy, Jason Furman, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, said at a recent Monitor Breakfast.
But US military aid for Iraq should be contingent on evidence that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is reaching out to Sunnis, says former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Iraq's government is lately battling attacks from Al Qaeda-linked insurgents.