Medicare pay for doctors was supposed to be cut to fund health reform. Now, Congress is trying to do the opposite.
The American people were expecting a JFK for the 21st century in Obama, but they aren't yet sure who they got, says Peter Hart, an influential Democratic pollster.
President Obama signs a law Wednesday aimed at rectifying USDA actions that undercut black farmers. Some conservatives call it 'modern-day reparations' that reward political friends.
Unemployment benefits in Nevada, which leads the US in unemployment, won't be extended for those at are near the 99-week cutoff for benefits.
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.'
A compromise deal with Republican leaders that extends the Bush tax cuts to all Americans puts country ahead of party. Democrats may howl, but the nation is better off with political progress instead of warfare.
Readers write in about Washington and the housing crisis, taxes vs. philanthropy, charity management, and (white) wealth and power in America.
Estate tax provision would exempt first $5 million and charge only 35 percent on the rest of wealthy estates.
We used to have César Chávez – because he was all we had. Now Latinos rally around no one unifying figure because we are an increasingly diverse population choosing our own leaders, Hispanic or not. That's the mark of self-determination and true progress.
Did Americans really know Dwight David Eisenhower? Based on this memoir by Eisenhower's grandson, the answer is no.