| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:55 PM
(Reuters) - Investors expect 4 million Americans to initially enroll in the state insurance marketplaces created under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, according to a survey released on Monday, as concerns mount that technical glitches...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Congress seems to be focusing its austerity efforts on America's most vulnerable citizens, including those who need help feeding their families. Meanwhile, large food subsidies that benefit the most affluent Americans aren't even on the table.
| Oct 24, 2013
In ending the rancorous impasse that led to the shutdown of much of the federal government, Democrats and Republicans agreed they need to sit down together and address the budget to avoid a repeat of the debacle next year. And they probably will reach...
| Oct 20, 2013
Given his Cuban-American background, I was surprised that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pushed fellow Republicans into a futile showdown and shutdown over President Barack Obama's health care law. Cruz should know a Bay of Pigs-style fiasco when he sees one coming....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON -- As Democrats and Republicans prepare for negotiations over the next round of the scheduled budget cuts known as the sequester, incentives for both have swung toward a small deal, rather than the sort of “grand bargain”...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Now that Congress is set to lift the current limit on how much the government can borrow, here are four facts about the national debt that, polls indicate, many people don’t know.
1. The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline. That’s...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — If the debt limit isn't raised by Thursday's deadline, the cash flow problems of the world's wealthiest nation could be boiled down to a simple mathematics equation: 10 is greater than 7.
The Treasury Department spends an average of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 12:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are key dates to watch as Congress negotiates over raising the U.S. government's debt limit:
This is when Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the government would no longer be able to borrow. As a result,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Two reports came out Tuesday that, just by happenstance, help illustrate why nothing gets done in Washington.
One was the Congressional Budget Office's updated federal budget projections, which predicted that if Congress leaves current law in place --...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
If congressional negotiators fail to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government, voters will blame House Republicans, but it's the president and fellow Democrats that are behaving like teenagers by wanting to spend irresponsibly.
Studies by the...