| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:02 PM
President Obama, keeping up a push for what he calls tax fairness, plans to unveil a new package of tax proposals that target inherited assets, capital gains and large financial firms to pay for billions in new tax benefits for low- and middle-class...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 9:57 AM
Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 10:35 AM
NEW YORK So how did the previously obscure term tax inversions become part of Washington parlance, fodder for the next presidential campaign and the issue that helped derail a U.S. Treasury nominee?
Thank, or blame, depending on your perspective,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON In his inaugural speech as Senate majority leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell said he could see "a glimmer of hope" in new economic data showing a 5 percent annual growth rate in the third quarter of last year. This uptick, he said,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Mitch McConnell must balance twin goals as the new majority-Republican U.S. Senate convenes: pushing through legislation to please the party's base without harming members who will seek re-election or the presidency in 2016.
Republicans get to set the...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The trillion-dollar spending bill that the House of Representatives passed last week had something for everyone to hate. But it was still a step, however awkward, toward making the United States governable again. What was not to like? Plenty. Tea party...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:24 PM
That was some roller coaster in politics, 2014 was.
A sure-bet Senate election turned squeaker. A dance on the edge of a fiscal cliff over the state budget. A special session on the Medicaid expansion standoff that ended up … a standoff.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:43 PM
The economy boomed through most of last year, a time when the nation's capital was devoid of major budget fights and threats of government shutdown.
Economists worry, though, that the accelerating recovery could soon slow down with new standoffs in...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Memories are short in Washington, D.C.
Consider that two years ago, President Obama and congressional leaders were struggling to hammer out an agreement to reduce deficit spending but avoid the fiscal cliff, when a massive tax increase would kick in....
| Dec 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Standing at a Chevron station in Long Beach, Teresa Gutierrez wished she was pumping fuel into a gas-sipping hybrid instead of her hulking GMC Yukon.
She was nevertheless cool to the idea that the state might start raising money for highway repairs by...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Compton leaders disputed the results of a think tank's study released Thursday that concluded the city is the most financially distressed in California.
Two other Southern California cities, Maywood and San Fernando, also had the dubious distinction...