The Congressional Budget Office released their analysis of President Obama’s 2014 budget proposal today. The bottom line? It more than solves our deficit problem for the next decade, and for some time beyond that. And unlike the status quo — … Continue reading
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republican in Congress demanded on Thursday that the Obama administration release emails about its handling of last year’s deadly attack in Libya, after a dramatic congressional hearing breathed life into the party’s accusations of negligence … Continue reading
My hat* is off to Doug Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office. This slide — one of 28 he presented at Harvard — is the best and simplest description I’ve seen of the budget debate: One note: “Current law” … Continue reading
DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish government ministers agreed draft legislation on Tuesday to allow for limited access to abortion where a woman’s life is in danger, including the threat of suicide, a proposal that has already divided the country’s ruling coalition.
* Plan to be middle way between austerity, growth policies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An already contentious immigration bill became the lightning rod for more controversy on Friday when a senior Republican senator linked the measure to the Boston Marathon bombings and the hunt for the two ethnic Chechen suspects.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate cleared the way on Thursday for an emotional, weeks-long debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block consideration of gun-control legislation prompted by December’s Newtown school massacre.
RICHMOND — Two top officials at the Federal Reserve debated the effectiveness of its unprecedented efforts to stimulate the nation’s economy, providing a rare glimpse into the tenor of discussions within the notoriously secretive central bank. Read full article >>
The sequester, as of last week, was a tale of harmful budget cuts that could hit everyone from teachers to medical researchers. As of this afternoon, it has devolved into a scuttle over White House tours and golf games. Read … Continue reading
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Consumer sentiment unexpectedly deteriorated for a second straight month to its lowest in over a year in January, with many consumers citing fallout from the recent “fiscal cliff” debate in Washington, a survey released on Friday … Continue reading