| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:29 PM
How many times do economists have to say something before people believe it's true? Despite the GOP's relentless attacks, President Obama's economic policies are working.
How else can you explain the pre-Christmas announcements that third-quarter...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Doug Elmendorf has been viewed as a marked man in Washington ever since the last election, when Republicans won a majority in both houses of Congress for 2015. Now confirmation comes via Bloomberg that he won't be reappointed to his job as director of the...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people so far signing up for coverage for the first time, figures released Tuesday show.
In addition to the new enrollments, which surpass...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 10:09 PM
When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will consider major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation.
Conservative groups have...
| Dec 20, 2014
Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Mr. Gruber would have been better.
Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Gruber would have been better.
Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot of...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A day before the deadline to sign up on the Maryland exchange for health insurance that would start Jan. 1, thousands of residents risk losing their subsidies temporarily because they have not re-enrolled.
Yet a month into this year's enrollment period,...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:43 AM
HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:53 AM
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve national park status for Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood, including Samuel Colt’s factory and it’s iconic blue onion dome as well as surrounding buildings and the city’s...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Underscoring how much mischief can result when Congress acts in haste and in secret, hidden away in the year-end omnibus spending bill being acted on this week is an attack on a key provision of the Affordable Care Act long targeted by the GOP.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The least surprising result here in Arkansas election night was the overwhelming approval of an initiated act to raise the state's minimum wage. It passed by a landslide vote -- something like 65 percent. Three other states raised their minimum wage in...