Did President Obama's latest State of the Union speech offer enough specifics in his proposed changes in tax policy? TaxVox' Howard Gleckman writes that Obama needs to go further.
The agreed-upon cuts to food stamps are significantly less than what the House had requested, but double what the Senate had proposed. The compromise could be introduced on the House floor Wednesday.
The official GOP speaker after the State of the Union address will be Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, but at least three others, including Sen. Rand Paul, will also be making speeches.
Interests rather than principles remain the focus.
Rep. Trey Radel of Florida, a once-rising star in the tea party movement, said in his resignation letter Monday that he can no longer 'fully and effectively serve,' after a conviction for buying cocaine.
Working-age people are now the majority recipients of food stamps, replacing children and seniors as the traditional primary beneficiaries, a new analysis shows. Federal spending on food stamps has doubled since 2008.