When it comes to taxes, Obama's budget is long on principles but woefully short on statistics.
When it comes to taxing the wealthiest Americans, some methods are better than others in leveling the playing field.
According to the Buffett Rule the wealthy should pay at least as much tax as middle-income households. That sounds straightforward but it’s not.
Sen. John McCain arrives Sunday with other US officials in Myanmar. Or is it Burma?
Fast and Furious, the Mexico gun-running sting gone bad, may cost the ATF's acting chief his job. A larger concern is that it may undermine efforts to stop the flow of US guns south.
A new report shows that 70 percent of confiscated weapons submitted for tracing come from the US, but critics say the figure is politically motivated.
The Senate has so far failed to pass an estate tax bill, allowing the tax to expire this year. Two new proposals, though, aim to reintroduce the estate tax and could generate billions in revenues.
Prosecutions of leaks of classified information are so difficult that other options may be more effective, the Justice Department suggests. The US is currently pursuing several leak cases, including one involving the website WikiLeaks.
Other large social programs like Medicare and Social Security passed with strong bipartisan majorities, but healthcare reform and its package of 'fixes' lacked a single Republican vote. Republican leaders call the process used to pass healthcare reform a 'game-changer.'