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  • Federal deficit climbs slightly to $176.7 billion in October-December

    The federal deficit for the first three months of the budget year is up slightly from the same period a year ago, reflecting the absence of a special payment from mortgage company Freddie Mac that helped narrow the gap in 2014. The Treasury Department...
  • Five reasons to repeal Obamacare

    The debate over Obamacare is as strong as ever, despite being passed into law nearly five years ago. Here are five of the biggest reasons Congress should repeal Obamacare in 2015: 1.Obamacare creates $1.8 trillion in new health care spending and uses...
  • New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare

    New GOP majority looks for ways to target Obamacare
    Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement. After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
  • Obama issues second veto threat in 2 days

    Obama issues second veto threat in 2 days
    The White House issued its second veto threat in as many days Wednesday against top-priority legislation of the new, Republican-controlled Congress, and GOP leaders said they intend to keep challenging President Barack Obama to sign early measures that...
  • House changes the way economic effect of major bills is calculated

    House changes the way economic effect of major bills is calculated
    House Republicans have changed the way that congressional number crunchers calculate the economic impact of major bills, a controversial step that should make it easier to cut taxes. The move, part of a package of rules enacted as lawmakers began...
  • Here's the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that just might deserve to win

    Here's the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that just might deserve to win
    Lawsuits aimed at eviscerating the Affordable Care Act have been lining up in federal courts like airliners on America's taxiways. Most are frivolous or partisan or both, and some have already been tossed. The Supreme Court on Friday will ponder whether...
  • Mailbag: Bunnies, other art are what make us human

    I love the concrete bunnies. It's about time we who live in Newport Beach learn to laugh at ourselves. Too much noise about dock taxes, developers and fire rings. Not enough noise about the foibles that make us human. Let's leave the bunnies for the...
  • Mailbag: Admit it: Obama's economic policies are working

    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...
  • Robert B. Reich: Republicans' magical thinking is immune to the facts

    According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican-controlled Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections. Dynamic...
  • Republicans' magical thinking is immune to the facts

     Republicans' magical thinking is immune to the facts
    According to reports, one of the first acts of the Republican-controlled Congress will be to fire Doug Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, because he won't use "dynamic scoring" for his economic projections. Dynamic...
  • Patty Murray switches Senate committees to work on family issues

    WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is one of the most forceful advocates in Congress for Americans on the middle rung of the economic ladder, or lower. So it's been an open secret for months that Murray, D-Wash., hoped to swap her chairmanship of the...