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  • Fed critics to use Yellen vote to advance audit bill

    Fed critics to use Yellen vote to advance audit bill
    WASHINGTON — The nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chair gives critics of the central bank something they rarely have: leverage to force some changes. As the Senate Banking Committee prepares for a confirmation hearing...
  • U.S. lawmakers greet Iran nuclear deal with skepticism and restraint

    U.S. lawmakers greet Iran nuclear deal with skepticism and restraint
    WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials began efforts Sunday to sell the interim agreement with Iran as key members of Congress signaled skepticism but a willingness to allow the deal to proceed. Amid Israeli denunciations of what Prime...
  • Hail to the panderer in chief

    "I'm not a particularly ideological person," President Obama told an audience of donors in Seattle over the weekend. He added (in Reuters' words) that "pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him." This is an old refrain...
  • Why the latest corporate tax cut plan won't work

    Sen. Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana and the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, wants to cut corporate tax rates. But he's finding that corporations are lining up to criticize his proposal. As it happens, they're right to: Baucus' misplaced...
  • Not a good enough Obamacare fix

    Success! The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it had hit its deadline of Nov. 30 for HealthCare.gov. Of course, there were caveats. The site will still probably get buggy when there's a lot of traffic, which is why Health and Human...
  • Coming to grips with rise of the machines

    After you heard President Obama's call for a hike in the minimum wage, you probably wondered the same thing I did: Was Obama sent from the future by Skynet to prepare humanity for its ultimate dominion by robots? But just in case the question didn't...
  • Triumph of the vulgarians

    Newspapers are among the last places in America that have close to zero tolerance for [expletive deleted]. I could give you a hint about what word is between the brackets, but I'd best not for fear of arousing the ire of the editing Comstocks. About...
  • Disinformation behind Obamacare runs deep

    "Obamacare was sold on a trinity of lies." That ornate phrase, more suitable for the Book of Revelations or perhaps the next installment of "Game of Thrones," comes from my National Review colleague Rich Lowry. But I like it. Most people know the first...
  • Obamacare: Silence of the insurers

    When will the insurers revolt? It's a question that's popping up more and more. On the surface, the question answers itself. We're talking about pinstriped insurance company executives, not Hells Angels. One doesn't want to paint with too broad a brush,...
  • Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!

    Andrew Biggs: I'm not contemptuous of the working class, but right!
    Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute, whose disdainful take on the plight of older workers I described this week as "fatuous and flatly untrue," defended his position Thursday as "substantively ... correct."  We can't both be right on this,...
  • At the Fed, Janet L. Yellen will lead a potentially fractious team

    WASHINGTON — Now that the Federal Reserve has started to ease a key economic stimulus, the reins of managing monetary policy to finish the job soon will be turned over to Janet L. Yellen, the central bank's vice chair. She won't find it easy....