AP - Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation's ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious questions about those plans and their ability to cure the nation's ills in two vital areas, the economy and housing....
The Democratic National Committee is following President Barack Obama's lead and sending its kids to community college. A week after young Republicans convened in at the Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown Washington, DC, College Democrats will host their annual conference at University of the District of Columbia, a community college in Northwest DC.
THIS week's print edition features an analysis of a survey we conducted of top American economists in advance of the presidential election. A few days ago, we shared some representative comments from survey participants on two subjects: the weakness of the recovery and the 2009 fiscal stimulus.
I've often lamented the misguided political position of many free trade advocates in the House and Senate who are afraid to counter protectionist politics with a robust defense of trade liberalization, and instead use self-defeating mercantilism to deflect protectionist criticism.
Now that last week's midterms are over, 2016 is the next major election cycle on the calendar and the race for the White House seems to have taken off in earnest. A trio of leading potential Republican candidates' campaigns revealed high-profile steps they have taken towards launching their presidential bids on Wednesday.
Former Arkansas Gov Mike Huckabee (R) officially kicked off his presidential bid on Tuesday with a folksy campaign speech filled with references to his Christian faith. The former Southern Baptist pastor opened his address by noting some of the religious lessons he learned while growing up in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas.
WASHINGTON — Defiant in the face of the new Republican majority, President Barack Obama will press Congress Tuesday night to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, then funnel the revenue into tax cuts for others and programs to make community college and child care more affordable.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans. Obama is making that pitch to a huge television audience in hopes of putting the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.