An unprecedented number of states are targeting funding for abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. The farthest-reaching effort, in Indiana, is facing a legal challenge.
06/09/2011 05:11 pm
Republicans in Congress have proposed to cut federal spending by an unreasonable amount next year. What would such a huge reduction across the board look like?
06/07/2011 06:12 pm
Readers write in to decry the treatment of Kentucky Derby horses, rebut Paul Ryan's defense of his budget plan, and spotlight Pakistan's wasted resources on its border 'battle' with India.
06/06/2011 01:00 am
An Indiana law that prevents Medicaid dollars from going to Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider, runs afoul of Medicaid law, the Obama administration says. A long legal battle could be ahead, with other states watching to see if they can follow suit.
06/03/2011 08:45 pm
The House rejected a measure Tuesday to simply raise the national debt limit, no strings attached. Obama meets Wednesday with GOP lawmakers on fiscal issues. Why a sweeping deal is unlikely.
06/01/2011 11:05 am
Compromise on the budget deficit shouldn't be a dirty word. Here are four examples where cutting the deficit would forward Democratic and Republican goals.
05/31/2011 12:38 pm
Facing budget shortfalls, public schools are starting to ask families to cover some expenses, including academic classes in some cases
05/26/2011 12:13 pm
Policymakers from both parties are starting to come up with the same solution to reduce the deficit: End tax breaks.
05/25/2011 10:59 am
Talks broke down on key fronts this week as an impasse appeared on cutting spending and raising taxes. That leaves bipartisan leadership talks, chaired by Vice President Biden, as the main venue for a deal that could pass both the House and Senate.
05/21/2011 01:48 pm
If the president and congressional Democrats do exactly what the Tea Partiers are doing — but in reverse — they may be able to resist moving further to the right
05/17/2011 10:05 am