Published July 26, 2011
The debt ceiling debate is a reflection of a much bigger problem: Government that keeps promising more than it can pay for.
Published July 25, 2011
Democrats in Congress have repeatedly accused Republican negotiators of being beholden to freshmen and Tea Party conservatives. But the Democrats have problems in their ranks as well. The Democratic left is equally determined to stop President Obama from making concessions they think are wrong, especially on entitlements.
Published July 22, 2011
Automakers are pushing back against an Obama administration proposal that would almost double vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, launching a new ad campaign warning of hundreds of thousands of job losses across the country.
Published July 18, 2011
The senator is unveiling a plan to reduce deficit spending by a whopping $9 trillion, shrink government by some 20 percent and balance the budget, all within 10 years
Published July 15, 2011
Disappointed in deficit-reduction talks at the White House, House Republicans are embarking on their own effort--- promising to cut spending and raise the debt ceiling --- if and only if both chambers of Congress vote for a balanced-budget amendment bill constitutional amendment in the coming days.
Published July 13, 2011
The debt talks have taken up reform of entitlements such as Medicare, because that's where the money is.
Published July 12, 2011
Lawmakers of both parties and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius agreed that Medicare is financially unsustainable, with tens of trillions more in promises than the nation can pay for.
Published July 01, 2011
Lawmakers could be forgiven for being confused or skeptical about exactly when the U.S. will hit the debt ceiling. They were originally warned it would come much earlier than Aug 2.
Published June 27, 2011
Maryland is the first state in the country to impose a new requirement to graduate from high school -- something called environmental literacy.
Published June 24, 2011
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is proposing to change the rules that could speed up elections held among employees to decide whether to unionize.