Topic: Cato Institute
Fiscal watchdogs are skeptical of Obama's move to give US loan guarantees for the construction of nuclear power plants, citing risk of default. Wall Street, too, has been reluctant to invest. Might that change now?
02/16/2010 07:30 pm
President Obama faces a tough challenge in his budget: cutting the federal deficit while pumping up the economy. His budget pays for $33 billion in business tax cuts and $25 billion of aid to states through a spending freeze and reinstated taxes on wealthy Americans.
02/01/2010 03:11 pm
Ending US interference, including military support for Israel, could significantly reduce the rationale for terrorist acts.
01/28/2010 12:26 pm
The Supreme Court Tuesday considers a law that allows the federal government to detain offenders it considers "sexually dangerous," even after completion of their sentences. Critics say the sex offender law intrudes on states' authority.
01/11/2010 11:05 am
Prosecutors alleged to have framed two innocent men for a murder agreed on a $12 million settlement Monday. A Supreme Court ruling could have clarified the limits of immunity for prosecutors – a legal issue that had even the Obama administration commenting on the case.
01/04/2010 08:13 pm
Bill of Rights Day commemorates Dec. 15, 1791 – when the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution took effect. In the past week, Obama issued a proclamation for the day.
12/15/2009 02:27 pm
The House voted Thursday to continue the estate tax – an attempt to foil the Bush-era cuts that would have led to the expiration of the estate tax in 2010. But complications remain.
12/03/2009 12:00 am
Senate healthcare reform bill needs 60 votes to advance. Here are five questions that could determine whether Democrats will rally around it.
11/19/2009 12:00 am
Two African-American men wrongly imprisoned for 25 years filed a lawsuit against prosecutors for fabricating evidence against them. The Supreme Court hears the case Wednesday.
11/03/2009 12:00 am