In a press conference in Dallas on Wednesday, President Obama responded to critics who noted he was refusing to visit the border in a time of crisis. "This isn't theater," the President said, before going further and saying "I'm not interested in photo ops."
It's not exactly a landmark finding, as other studies have shown the same thing, but a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has provided another datapoint: extended unemployment benefits tend to actually increase unemployment relative to the baseline.
Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell of Washington State yesterday urged House Speaker John Boehner to bring a reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank to a vote in the House.
While the Bureau of Labor Statistics' jobs report this week contained mostly good news, our economic statistics have been shaky over the past few months. A major downward revision to economic gowth has a report showing that the economy contracted by almost 3% last quarter.
We celebrate a lot on the Fourth of July - American exceptionalism and the founding of our nation, to name two - but we don't often reflect on where we came from. Over in England, there's enough going on to be thankful we're no longer a member of the British Empire.
The health insurance exchanges are now nominally functional, allowing Americans to log on and access their health insurance options. (Although open enrollment is now closed.) What's unclear, however, is if any of the data for the sites is actually accurate.
June's jobs report is out and it's a heartening sign that the economy has started to accelerate.
With Democrats scared that they're going to lose the Senate in the November 2014 elections, they've been very hesitant to actually legislate. Doing so would require some of their members to actually take a position on some important issues, and in response to that, they're just grinding everything to a halt.
The Wall Street Journal this week reported on a new analysis of the pool of newly-insured customers under Obamacare. The takeaway: new customers are on the whole sicker than the previously-insured.
Governments, taxi cartels and labor unions have been going after Uber, the smartphone-enabled taxi service that threatens the taxi regulatory status quo, across the United States.
Darrell Issa has been waging an under-the-radar campaign to save the Postal Service for years now. The most recent iteration of his plan, the Postal Reform Act, would save $17 billion over the next ten years for the USPS.
Sen. Rubio gave a speech at the National Press Club addressing some of America's retirement policies and the problems we're facing in a future where a much larger percentage of the population are retirees.
The government-run health program of the Department of Veterans Affairs formerly praised by progressives has just had another report come down on their operations. It's not good. The VA has a "corrosive culture" that caused "significant and chronic system failures."
Amid the claims of debt and bankruptcy from Hillary Clinton early this week during her book tour, a Politico investigation cemented the benefits that come along with merely being a Clinton.
In advance of a Hillary Clinton speech at George Washington University tonight, the Republican National Committee is attacking the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate with a campaign proclaiming that "Another Clinton in the White House Is Nuts."
A fascinating new poll out today from the Pew Research Center reports on how they've tracked Americans' beliefs on political issues over time.
The IRS has approved a "taxpayer bill of rights" that should give Americans more clarity on what they're facing when dealing with the IRS.
David Brat, the grassroots-fueled candidate who defeated Eric Cantor in the GOP primary in Virginia's 7th congressional district, is an academic economist at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.
I took a road trip from Washington, D.C. to upstate New York last weekend. Needless to say it took a couple fill-ups to get my old SUV through the journey. A knowledge of gas taxes would have been incredibly useful.
The monthly jobs report prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3%, and that 217,000 jobs were added to the economy. The labor participation rate was unchanged, the BLS reported, at 62.8%.