The coming debate over spending cuts has nothing to do with reviving the economy.
02/14/2011 03:09 pm
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) puts in hours and hours of overtime coordinating figures as it prepares the president's budget.
02/14/2011 02:30 pm
Obama's $3.7 trillion budget proposal would produce a $1.1 trillion deficit for fiscal 2012 – less than this year’s projected deficit of $1.65 trillion. Republicans, predictably, call for more spending cuts.
02/14/2011 12:49 pm
To reduce the deficit, tax subsidies should be thought of as spending.
02/03/2011 05:18 pm
The Senate rejected a bid to repeal Obama's health-care law on a party-line vote Wednesday. The GOP is ratcheting up pressure on potentially vulnerable Senate Democrats in 2012.
02/02/2011 08:28 pm
Health care reform is unconstitutional because in mandates that citizens must have insurance, judge rules.
01/31/2011 11:23 pm
With the Republican takeover of the House, the shortlist of lawmakers on the rise in both houses of Congress flips, too. Notable is the number of younger members to watch, especially those swept into prominence by the tea party surge. Because this House freshman class - 96 strong, including 87 Republicans - is the largest since 1992, those who speak for them, or claim to, have a leg up. So do those Democrats nimble enough to engage them. Here are ten to watch.
01/31/2011 02:39 pm
The CBO predicts a deficit of $1.5 trillion for 2011, but then steadily falling amounts through 2014. Good news? Not really. The CBO had to make assumptions about US policies its officials seem to have little faith will be implemented.
01/26/2011 05:23 pm
State of the Union transcript 2011: President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday night. Here is the full text of the speech.
01/26/2011 01:40 pm
State of the Union speech disappoints policymakers.
01/26/2011 08:31 am