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Unemployment Rate

Some Good News on Jobs for the President

The November employment report came out Friday morning, and it had some… More…

Rep Robert Andrews

Congress May Cut Debt the Easy Way

You can always count on Congress to do the stupidest things in the ugliest ways.

Their latest debacle: the collapse of the so-called super committee that was supposed to find over $1 trillion in deficit reductions. Republicans and Democrats couldn… More…

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.)

Congress Plays Chicken with Debt Again

UPDATED November 20th

It’s looking worse and worse… More…

The Stimulus Not Taken

Ezra Klein had a thorough, well-reported piece on where the Obama stimulus package went wrong. His main point: The economic collapse was much worse than anyone realized at the time, but the stimulus package he got was the most that … More…

President Obama campaigning in San Francisco

Which Side Are You On?

The battle for President Obama… More…

President George W. Bush

Who’s the Biggest Spender of Them All?

Republican leaders and presidential candidates have blasted President Obama for adding more federal debt than any president in history.

And there… More…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Is Rick Perry Too Extreme for Independents?

Two new polls on Wednesday put Texas Gov. Rick Perry comfortably in the lead for the GOP presidential nomination among Republican voters. His margin over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the former front runner, was a cushy 12 or 13 … More…

Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. at the Iowa Republican Debate

“Zero Leadership on Display”

Today’s “guest blogger” is former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., who… More…

President Obama at Chrysler Plant

President's Latest “Plan” Is Too Little, Too Late

Reports are surfacing that President Obama is preparing a fall offensive on the economy. He wants to combine short-term stimulus to boost job creation with longer-term deficit reduction .

Some of the ideas reportedly include giving tax cuts for businesses … More…

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

What Ben Bernanke Won't Tell You

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has often spoken of the need for the US to get its fiscal house in order, though he’s steered clear of prescribing specific measures to accomplish it.

On Tuesday, he actually did something about it: … More…