Topic: Social Security
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
The left is hopping mad, not just that Obama cut a tax-cut deal with Republicans, but that he didn't put up much of a fight. But the breach may help him woo back independent voters in time for the 2012 election.
12/10/2010 02:16 pm
The Bush tax cuts were extended but Making Work Pay wasn't, so the those with the lowest incomes will see their taxes increase.
12/09/2010 02:55 pm
At White House, Obama touts the tax deal as protecting Americans. But he refers to Republicans as 'hostage-takers' and suggests criticism of the deal by liberal Democrats is 'sanctimonious.'
12/07/2010 06:12 pm
Unemployment benefits extension avoids holiday cutoff for 2 million Americans, says White House, which agreed to extend Bush-era tax cuts for everyone, including the rich.
12/06/2010 11:20 pm
Americans appear to back the intent of the bipartisan commission report – cutting the deficit – but it is less clear whether they approve of the panel's dramatic solutions.
12/04/2010 05:47 pm