President Obama's State of the Union speech evoked mixed reactions from groups representing seniors, environmentalists, and small businesses. Some praised his policy proposals but wanted to see more action.
It will cost an additional $30 billion a year. Some antiwar Democrats in Congress talk of a 'war tax,' but the most likely option to fund Obama's Afghanistan war plan is to keep borrowing.
The House and Senate will have a difficult time reconciling their healthcare reform bills on several key issues, including abortion funding and a public option, among others.
Cost-cutting accounting tricks are a common feature of Washington legislation. The Senate healthcare reform bill may be no exception.
Obama's stimulus plan has elicited strong opinions from both critics and supporters. So who is right?
Obama has called for a mechanism that would trigger budget slashing if the health overhaul adds to the federal deficit.
The White House predicts $9 trillion in red ink from 2010 to 2019. But the Congressional Budget Office estimates $7 trillion. What's an ordinary taxpayer to make of the confusing numbers?
Even as the president urges Senate Democrats to move quickly, a Congressional Budget Office ruling lowers a hurdle that tripped up the Clinton-era reform effort.
Our children and grandchildren, yes. But the running trade deficit gets a little trickier.