Topic: Social Security
New surveys discover that many Americans want to cut the deficit, but they reject any plans other than raising taxes on the wealthy.
12/14/2010 02:55 pm
Justice Kennedy will probably be the swing vote on a case concerning the individual mandate. Here is what he may well say against this linchpin of the Obama health-care law.
12/14/2010 12:24 pm
Senators vote to end debate on GOP-Obama tax deal, clearing the way for its passage. Attention now shifts to the House, where liberal Democrats are expected to discuss revisions.
12/13/2010 09:15 pm
Tackling the $13.8 trillion federal debt isn't a partisan issue. It's a matter of America's future prosperity. Extending Bush-era tax cuts may make economic sense now, but President Obama and Congress must come together and make tough decisions to cut spending and raise revenue.
12/13/2010 02:32 pm
Stock exchange in New York rises in early trading as traders expect Senate to extend Bush tax cuts.
12/13/2010 10:26 am
President Obama can change call the GOP's bluff, reduce the deficit, and act like a statesman. Here's how – and why.
12/13/2010 10:00 am
Medicare and Social Security advocates worry that entitlements face restructuring under the new deal brokered between President Obama and the GOP.
12/13/2010 08:47 am
Optimism in India and China faces off against a weak economy in the West. Has the economic torch been passed?
12/11/2010 01:45 pm
Perhaps President Obama's tax-cut deal with the GOP was astute, after all. While he angered liberals, he also won back some independent support – an example of Clintonian 'triangulation.'
12/10/2010 08:31 pm
Three budget proposals all found ways to shrink the deficit. Where did they find common ground?
12/10/2010 03:05 pm