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Is Paul Ryan a Reformer or a Radical?

Is Paul Ryan a Reformer or a Radical?

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has electrified the race by choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate. In the last day, the two have drawn big, excited crowds and have gotten rave reviews from conservative talking heads in the … More…

Sen. Mike Crapo speaks to reporters about Simpson-Bowles debt commission in late 2010.

More Reasons Why Fixing the Debt Crisis Is Hard

The drumbeat of worry is growing as the US approaches the fiscal cliff, when the Bush tax cuts and Obama payroll tax cuts expire and automatic spending cuts kick in just as Congress debates extending the debt ceiling yet again.… More…

Congressional supercommittee meets in October 2011

Domestic Spending Already Has Been Cut–a Lot

When you listen to former Gov. Mitt Romney and other Republicans on the campaign trail, you’d think federal spending is out of control and still growing.  And, in a curious bit of jiu-jitsu, some even say that’s holding back the … More…

Former President George W. Bush

The Curse of the Bush Tax Cuts

Updated July 15, 2012

It’s the summer of 2012, President George W. Bush has been out of office for 3 ½ years, and  the biggest issue of the presidential campaign is whether to keep his signature tax cuts, which were … More…

Jack Lew- on Fox News Sunday

If It Walks Like a Tax and Quacks Like a Tax

Never look a gift tax in the mouth, especially if it may have just saved your presidency.

That’s what you’d think President Obama’s reaction would be to the life line (sorry for the mixed metaphors) Chief Justice John Roberts extended More…

Court Immigration Ruling Gives Obama a Partial But Real Win

Court Immigration Ruling Gives Obama a Partial But Real Win

President Obama and his re-election team must have celebrated this morning when the Supreme Court threw out most of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070, by a 5-3 majority, with only conservative Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito dissenting.… More…

President Obama meets Euro Zone leaders at G20 summit in Mexico

It Could Be a Long, Hot Summer for Obama

President Obama has caught a couple of breaks after a bad few weeks in which he lost ground to Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

Last Friday, the president announced a new immigration policy that would accomplish some of the same things … More…

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress in 2011

Four Things We Got Right and Europe Didn’t

You hear it a lot in some circles: The US is heading down the same road as Greece, a basket case of an economy with huge debt and no hope.

And if we don’t address entitlement spending—primarily Medicare and Medicaid—our … More…

Immigration protest in Chicago

Obama Boxes in Romney on Immigration

With all the problems President Obama  has had lately, he finally created some good news for himself late last week at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s expense.

In the Rose Garden last Friday, the president announced a change in how … More…

Former Gov. Jeb Bush testifies before Congress.

Grover Norquist Makes Jeb Bush’s Point

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush made big waves at a meeting held by Bloomberg View Monday when he said the current Republican Party didn’t have much room for either his father, George H.W. Bush, or the patron saint of modern … More…