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Meghan Foley is currently a Feature Writer at Wall St. Cheat Sheet. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree from Boston University.
October 18, 2014
Here’s Why Washington Still Needs to Worry About the Economy
The story painted by GDP data is a general one, and says little about who benefits from this greater economic prosperity.
October 11, 2014
Sorry Obama, Pentagon Says U.S. Military Cannot Beat ISIL Alone
Pentagon officials told the president on Wednesday that airstrikes alone are not enough to defeat ISIL.
October 05, 2014
Obama’s Replacement: Should Voters Even Consider Rand Paul or Biden?
If the election for president were being held today, and the candidates were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Chris Christie, for whom would you vote?
September 26, 2014
Here’s Why the Supreme Court Ruled Against Obamacare
The Supreme Court decided Monday that in limited circumstances, for-profit companies can claim religious exemption to the ACA's contraceptive mandate.
September 25, 2014
Syrian Airstrikes, Obama Addresses UN: What’s Happening in America?
Here is a look at this week’s major developments in United States politics.
September 24, 2014
Do Syrian Airstrikes Mean War?
Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the beginning of airstrikes in Syria, targeting the terrorist group ISIL.
September 23, 2014
Obamacare: The Cost-Saving Device It Was Meant to Be?
Healthcare spending varies significantly across the United States. But why?
September 17, 2014
This Is What Obama Is Prepared To Do in Iraq and Syria
House Republicans indicated they would support Obama’s plan to neutralize ISIL, despite the fact that the president has not given enough details.
September 14, 2014
Obama: Has ISIL Made the President Reconsider Peace?
Obama campaigned on the promise that he would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring U.S. troops home.
September 10, 2014
Obama’s Middle East Choice: Time to Use America’s Power?
There are a whole host of considerations Obama must weigh before deciding whether or not to expand U.S. military operations in the Middle East.
September 09, 2014
Obama: Americans Be Prepared to Defeat ISIL, Not for War
Obama has indicated that he will frame U.S. strategy for defeating ISIL this week during a meeting of congressional leaders and in a Wednesday speech.
September 05, 2014
Jobs Friday Brings Bad News, But the Labor Market Will Be Ok
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.
September 04, 2014
Here’s Where the Labor Market is Heading
The labor market appears to progressing back to health steadily. But appearances aren't everything.
September 03, 2014
Do American Politicians Just Care About Donors and Reelection?
“So all Citizens United did was to level the playing field for corporate speech,” Senator Mitch McConnell told donors at a Koch brothers summit.
August 30, 2014
Forget the Tan Suit, Here’s What Obama Said About ISIS and Immigration
Had he stuck with a suit of a more traditional color, Obama’s press conference would have been noteworthy for its focus on the crucial decisions facing the U.S.
August 30, 2014
4 Reasons Why Obamacare Won’t Be a Midterm Battle
It is true that Obamacare has not been drawing headlines as it did last October and November, when the website’s malfunctions produced an outcry.
August 28, 2014
If the Jobs Recovery Is ‘Real,’ Why Are Economic Fears Lingering?
Despite news that GDP grew a better-than-expected 4.2 percent in the second quarter and emerging unemployment remains low, the story of growth is complex.
August 26, 2014
Should Obama Be Called Out for His Torture Record?
"We tortured some folks” after 9/11, President Barack Obama told reporters during an August 1 news conference.
August 21, 2014
Here’s Why August Job Growth Could Be Strong
If the past five weeks can be taken as the beginning of a new trend, then the weekly first time jobless claims are evidence of stabilization.
August 19, 2014
6 Facts About Iraq That Obama Has Glossed Over But You Need to Know
Two and a half years after the Obama administration withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq, the American military reengaged in combat operations when two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on Islamic militants last Friday.
August 16, 2014
Obama Passed on the Ice Bucket Challenge: Here’s Why
Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, nominated President Barack Obama on Facebook to do the #StrikeOutALS “Ice Bucket Challenge.”
August 14, 2014
Jobless Claims: Despite Increase, Labor Market Is ‘Having Lift-Off’
Last week's modest uptick in jobless claims is not surprising, nor alarming.
August 14, 2014
Obamacare: Are Americans Right to Fear Rising Healthcare Costs?
While Obamacare has not lowered premiums across the board, it hasn't jacked premiums, either. At least not yet.
August 13, 2014
Obamacare: Is the Reform Really Working?
The uninsured rate is dropping, meaning that Obamacare's primary goal of increasing healthcare access is closer to being a reality.
August 08, 2014
Americans Don’t Trust Obama to Fix the Economy
A recent survey revealed that the public is even more concerned about how elected leaders handle the country’s lingering economic problems.
August 08, 2014
These U.S. Lawmakers Approve of Military Strikes in Iraq
President Barack Obama said Thursday that his administration has decided the United States will use airstrikes to avoid genocide in Iraq.
August 08, 2014
Rand Paul Could Win the GOP Presidential Nomination
A poll released by Quinnipiac University in early July showed Rand Paul narrowly leading the tight Republican presidential field.
August 07, 2014
U.S. Economy: Are Falling Jobless Claims Evidence of Future Strength?
First-time applications for unemployment benefits remain near pre-recession lows.
August 06, 2014
Here’s the Cost of Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act was promised to both lower health care costs and improve health care quality.
August 03, 2014
5 Reasons the 2014 Elections Will Be a Hot Mess
With the American electorate more partisan than ever before, November's elections will most likely not produce consensus on any major issue.
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