Medicare fraud, public corruption, gun rights, and immigration are being used by three conservative Republicans and two Democrats to distinguish themselves.
08/16/2010 11:54 am
Governors' races are happening in 37 states in the 2010 election. The candidates focus on different issues depending on their states, but one stands out – state budget deficits.
08/12/2010 01:08 pm
The House of Representatives cut short its August recess to return to Washington and pass a state jobs bill Tuesday. Supporters say the bill is much-needed additional stimulus; detractors argue that it has too little money to really make a dent in states' budget problems.
08/10/2010 04:47 pm
Jobs bill worth $26 billion has unmistakable implications for November congressional elections.
08/10/2010 02:57 pm
Senators approved $10 billion in funding Thursday that will keep 140,000 teachers' jobs. The House, which is being called back from August recess by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve the funding next week.
08/05/2010 06:07 pm
Cities and states warned of devastating cuts if Congress didn't approve $26 billion in help for Medicaid and teachers. The Senate should pass it Thursday and the House next week.
08/04/2010 07:58 pm
They approved a ballot measure designed to let them ignore the part of the Obama health-care reform law that requires people to buy insurance. More than 70 percent of Missouri voters backed it in Tuesday's vote.
08/04/2010 04:39 pm
The argument for extending the high-end tax cuts have gone wobbly. It would be more convincing if the Republican line were something other than “no new taxes, ever.” The economic and fiscal circumstances may change, but the prescription remains the same.
08/03/2010 12:06 pm
State and city budget cuts could offset the federal stimulus's effects.
08/02/2010 10:00 am
CLASS could be a step toward responsible reform in the way we pay for long-term care in the US; providing care for 10 million Americans and saving the government billions.
07/28/2010 11:21 am