As negotiations between Democrats and Republicans stalled over the weekend, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have decided that they're not really feeling a clean debt ceiling increase any more.
Special weekend sessions for both the House of Representatives and the Senate did not yield fruit on making progress between Democrats and Republicans on reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling.
It's no secret that the United States Postal Service is in trouble. They've officially lost billions of dollars every year since 2007, and 2012 was a record year for operating losses.
Both chambers of Congress will meet today to discuss plans to end the debt ceiling and budget impasse and re-open the government.
At yesterday's Values Voters summit, Ted Cruz promised attendees that he would go to the White House and hold a hard line when President Obama invited Republican leaders. He did not break that promise.
President Reagan dealt with Democrats in Congress using the debt limit to extract budget concessions multiple times.
In an interview that frequently turned contentious, liberal talk show host Jon Stewart interviewed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on The Daily Show last night.
Each office can have different priorities during a government shutdown. Democratic leadership have largely abandoned their constituents.
Hate speech laws around the world are used to curtail freedoms of groups as diverse as Christian street preachers and famous perfume makers. American respect for free speech—even if it’s offensive— is unique.
The defund-or-delay fight in Congress has been putting John Boehner's leadership to the test.
The debt limit's X-date is approaching - the U.S. will likely hit its statutory limit in mid-October. What will the GOP do?
So the medium-term deficit is actually pretty manageable right now. What next?
The CBO's newest updates project that, in 2021, the federal deficit as a percentage of GDP will be 3.5% and debt as a percentage of GDP will be below 70%.
The Obamacare health insurance exchanges are still supposed to go live next month even though implementation delays have continued to pile up.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came out with the government's estimates of economic performance for August today. The news is, as it has been for a long time, mediocre.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told Congress yesterday that the Obama Administration's hypothetical strike against Syria could cost "tens of millions." The reality might be much, much more than that.
At a pro-gun-control rally in Ohio, the organizers quickly found themselves outnumbered by gun rights activists - to the point that if a passerby didn't know what they were looking at, they may have sworn it was a pro-gun rally.
The unemployment rate has been going down over the last few months - slowly, yes, but surely - and the economy has appeared more resilient then predicted in the wake of sequestration going into effect. There may be underlying problems there.
Conservatives are genuinely concerned about voter fraud on a nationwide level.
The head of Yuengling, America's oldest brewery, is publicly pushing for right-to-work laws in Pennsylvania.