By Associated Press | 02/15/14 06:01 PM
Maine Gov. Paul LePage says massive Medicaid spending is crowding out funding for education and natural resource protection as he continues to push back against expanding the program under the Affordable Care Act.
By David Hogberg | 02/14/14 07:17 PM
Liberals have accepted that Obamacare will increase the federal deficit. They just don’t know it yet. When the Congressional Budget Office released its Budget and Economic Outlook on Feb. 4, which was quite devastating for Obamacare, liberal commentators were desperate to find the pony in...
By Star Parker | 02/14/14 06:54 PM
Once again, bitter feelings are being cast in the direction of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. With the House passing the “clean” debt ceiling bill and sending it to the Democratic-controlled Senate, it was clear that this particular bill was going to be passed and sent to the president...
By Scott Rasmussen | 02/14/14 11:03 AM
The big story about the federal budget this week was the Republican Party's struggle to deal with raising the debt ceiling. Last year's big budget story was President Obama and the Democrats coming to grips with the so-called sequester, a policy gimmick that modestly slowed the growth of federal...
By Associated Press | 02/14/14 09:50 AM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama House is calling on Congress to convene a state-led convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to impose limits on the federal government.
By associated press | 02/14/14 08:57 AM
The measure was approved 64-1 on Thursday and goes to the Senate for consideration. Under the legislation, judges would contribute a larger share of their salaries to the retirement system. Government employers also would pay more into the pension program.
By associated press | 02/14/14 08:54 AM
Representatives from both sides of the lawsuit are scheduled to report on efforts to reach a settlement in the case Friday afternoon.
By Charlie Spiering | 02/14/14 08:09 AM
Sen. Ted Cruz judged his Republican colleagues harshly after he forced the Senate to meet the 60-vote threshold to pass a clean debt ceiling measure. "[I]t has become apparent to me, the single thing that Republican politicians hate and fear the most, and that is when they are forced to tell...
By Andrew Taylor | 02/14/14 08:00 AM
Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line. Nervous senators were watching too, well aware that political fortunes could be on the line.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/14/14 07:16 AM
There was an audible gasp in the Senate gallery this week when Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted “aye” to cut off a potential GOP filibuster of critical legislation to raise the $17.2 trillion debt ceiling.
By Paul Bedard | 02/13/14 12:30 PM
The public is not happy with the House GOP leadership's passage of a “clean” debt ceiling increase, preferring it to include big spending cuts just as the Republicans had promised before switching gears. What's more, a new Rasmussen Reports poll finds the public supportive of even bigger...
By associated press | 02/13/14 09:18 AM
Colorado lawmakers are set to vote Thursday on whether greenhouses that grow marijuana should be treated as agricultural property for tax purposes.
By Jonathan Lemire | 02/13/14 08:20 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first budget proposal Wednesday, revealing that the nation's largest city has a surplus but warning that it still faces stark fiscal challenges due to the expired labor contracts of all 150 municipal unions.
By Donna Cassata | 02/13/14 08:14 AM
Matt Bevin, who is challenging McConnell in the GOP primary in Kentucky, seized on the senator's vote Wednesday to move ahead on legislation to increase the nation's debt limit, describing it as a blank check for President Obama.
By Susan Ferrechio | 02/12/14 04:08 PM
The Senate Wednesday approved legislation to raise the nation's debt limit, clearing the bill for President Obama's signature and setting aside the contentious debate over the nation's borrowing habit until well after the critical 2014 election. The vote was 55-43 on final passage of the...
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