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  • Cynthia M. Allen: Why consensus matters in making social policy

    In dueling federal appeals court decisions last week, judges issued contradictory rulings about the president's signature legislation, arriving at opposite interpretations of the plain language of the Affordable Care Act. The circuit split likely means...
  • Congress reaches agreement on VA reforms

    Congress reaches agreement on VA reforms
    With days left before the August break, congressional leaders unveiled a $17-billion bipartisan compromise Monday to fix the tattered Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal includes $10 billion in emergency funds to allow veterans to go to outside...
  • Medicare finances improve as healthcare inflation slows, trustees say

    Improvements in healthcare costs have extended the life of Medicare's main trust fund by four years, the annual report of the Social Security and Medicare trustees said Monday, a further sign of the positive effect of lower medical inflation. Medicare...
  • Good news and warnings in the Social Security and Medicare reports

    The release of the annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare customarily give rise to an outburst of disinformation from the enemies of these social insurance programs -- that comes with the territory when you're putting out documents of...
  • House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill

    President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity. "I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...
  • Acting head of VA says agency needs $17.6 billion to fix problems

    The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funds over the next three years to meet patients’ needs and fix the troubled agency’s problems, its acting director said Wednesday. Testifying for the first time on Capitol...
  • Editorial: The lie that 'We'd do anything for our children ...'

    Editorial: The lie that 'We'd do anything for our children ...'
    Suppose you have a child, or you have a grandchild, or you know and love somebody else's child. Pour everything you have, every virtue you know, into that little punkin'. Because if you do endear yourself as a pleasant memory, maybe little Jason or...
  • If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas

    If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas
    The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
  • Congress approves temporary highway funding measure

    Congress, after a temporary detour, approved a stopgap plan Thursday to fund transportation projects through next May, sending the measure to President Obama. Acting in the final days of its session before lawmakers break for a five-week summer recess,...
  • Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama

    Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department....
  • Mikulski, Democrats cut immigrant funding proposal

    Mikulski, Democrats cut immigrant funding proposal
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will introduce an emergency spending bill on Wednesday to deal with the flow of minors crossing the border that slashes $1 billion from President Barack Obama's original request but that does not include provisions...