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April 02, 2015
The One Major Problem With the Economic Recovery
The headline unemployment rate -- the share of jobless Americans that are actively working -- has fallen to its lowest level since the middle of 2008.
March 27, 2015
4 Things You Should Know About the New Congress
November’s midterm elections significantly reshaped the political makeup of both houses, giving the GOP a small majority in the Senate.
March 24, 2015
These 4 Miscalculations Will Define Obama’s Presidency
President Barack Obama has a tendency to claim no knowledge of impending problems or that he underestimated their severity, at least according to his critics.
March 18, 2015
What Do Israel’s Election and Netanyahu Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?
Netanyahu warned Congress that the deal the Obama administration is negotiating with Iran to freeze its nuclear program is bad.
February 21, 2015
This Is Why Washington Will Keep Ignoring Minimum Wage
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has indicated that the question of increasing the minimum wage has taken up too much of the Senate’s time.
February 12, 2015
Here’s Why Obama Asked Congress to Formally Authorize War with ISIS
For the first time in his presidency, and six months after airstrikes were launched against ISIS, President Obama asked Congress to authorize military action.
February 08, 2015
Here’s Why Republicans Took Another Meaningless Vote to Ax Obamacare
Despite the Republican’s congressional majority, Tuesday's vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its entirety was largely meaningless.
February 07, 2015
This Is How the NFL Feeds Off the American Taxpayer
Super Bowl XLIX is over, and President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year has been released.
February 06, 2015
Obama Says the U.S. Economic ‘Resurgence Is Real,’ But Is He Right?
Obama has claimed "America’s Resurgence is real."
February 02, 2015
Here’s How Obama Plans to Boost Spending and Get Rid of Sequestration
Obama will propose $74 billion more in "discretionary investments" than would be allowed under sequestration.
January 31, 2015
Here’s What Hagel’s Resignation Says About the Obama Administration
Chuck Hagel’s departure has much to do with the changing nature of the Obama administration’s foreign policy concerns and the insular nature of the White House.
January 28, 2015
Obama Won’t Say, but the Real State of the Union Is a Political Mess
The State of the Union Address is a carefully orchestrated piece of performance theater for all involved, but no more so than for the president, Barack Obama.
January 19, 2015
Republicans Prepare for Immigration Battle With This Legislation
The Republican-led House passed legislation on Wednesday that can only be described as a hard response to President Obama's executive immigration initiatives.
January 17, 2015
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Is SCOTUS Out of Tune With America?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a legion of fans; one needs only to look at the Notorious R.B.G. blog to understand the appeal.
January 16, 2015
Understanding Charlie Hebdo: Was Obama’s Absence in Paris So Bad?
The Twitterverse asked President Barack Obama Monday morning why the United States leader did not join the millions marching in anti-terrorism rallies across France.
January 12, 2015
Are Republicans Ready to Repeal Obamacare?
With the elections over, and Republicans in control of seven additional Senate seats, changing Obamacare to some degree will be a part of the GOP’s agenda.
January 05, 2015
3 Reasons U.S. Government Costs Will Grow in 2015
Annual budget deficits are making up a smaller and smaller share of the country’s economic output, but federal spending will likely jump in 2015.
December 29, 2014
Here’s What Obama Wants You to Know About Cuba, North Korea, and 2014
"All I want for Christmas is to take your questions," said President Barack Obama on Friday afternoon, beginning his traditional, year-end press conference.
December 28, 2014
President Barack Obama: The Hollywood Fundraiser
President Barack Obama's fundraising abilities have been both mythologized and blasted by the Republican party.
December 28, 2014
Here’s How Money Came to Rule Politics
The 2010 Supreme Court case known simply as Citizens United decided that corporations, non-profits, and unions could spend an unlimited amount of money on campaigns.
December 27, 2014
5 Events That Shaped the United States in 2014
Here is a look at 5 complex events that made 2014 both a breakout year and a challenging year.
December 27, 2014
Here’s How Obamacare Is (and Isn’t) Lowering Health Care Spending
Since 2009, swollen American health care spending has been equal to a 17.4% share of the country’s gross domestic product, or a total of $2.9 trillion.
December 19, 2014
5 Things You Need to Know About the Cuba-America Thaw
On Wednesday, the Obama administration announced plans for normalizing relations with Cuba.
December 16, 2014
Why Is the GOP So Bothered by the Senate Torture Report?
Former CIA leaders do not dispute that “everything” was not done “perfectly,” but they do contend that the interrogation program was effective and absolutely essential to national security.
December 15, 2014
Blackmail or Politics as Usual: Congress Nears a Spending Bill Deal
By a partisan vote, shortly before the midnight deadline, representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending package that will keep the government operating.
December 14, 2014
7 Facts About Torture the CIA Never Wanted America to Know
The Senate Intelligence Committee found the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation was more widespread, more brutal, and less effective than previously thought.
December 11, 2014
Has Obama’s Expansion of War Powers Set a Dangerous Precedent?
Obama -- despite his rhetoric -- has expanded the idea of when a president can use force without permission.
December 07, 2014
Here’s a Guide to the United States’ Current Fiscal Mess
Standing in the way of compromise on government spending between congressional Democrats and Republicans is the issue of immigration reform.
November 29, 2014
What Do Politicians Want Americans to Buy This Thanksgiving Weekend?
The importance of Black Friday on the national conscious has not escaped Washington lawmakers.
November 27, 2014
Is It Crazy to Expect Congress to Be Productive From Now On?
The last weeks of the current session of Congress will conclude the least production legislative period in its history.