By Meghashyam Mali | 11/18/13 11:39 AM
President Obama will meet with key senators on Tuesday to update them on the status of nuclear talks with Iran, the White House announced. The meeting comes as the White House looks to avert a new push on Capitol Hill for additional sanctions on Iran, which Obama has said could derail fragile...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/18/13 09:24 AM
Congress will turn its attention to the digital currency Bitcoin this week just as its value explodes. The price of a Bitcoin in dollars has jumped from around $200 at the beginning of the month to near $600 now. Some observers thought that the fledgling cryptocurrency could be in trouble in...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/14/13 01:20 PM
With the rest of Washington focused on a health care speech from President Obama, Janet Yellen appeared before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday morning for a hearing on her nomination to be Federal Reserve chairman.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/12/13 02:15 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., warned that the problem of too-big-to-fail banks has gotten worse in the years after the financial crisis and criticized Obama administration officials for not acting sooner to address the problem.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/11/13 02:56 PM
American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin is pushing back against complacency over deficits this week and calling for renewed attention to the problem of the United States’ long-term debt.
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/06/13 04:31 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday testified before Congress about the troubled health care law rollout for the second time in two weeks.
By Alan Fram | 11/06/13 08:23 AM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is returning to Capitol Hill for a fresh interrogation on the health care law, this time from senators with growing concerns about President Barack Obama's crowning legislative achievement.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/04/13 10:33 AM
The government shutdown and debt limit fight is in the past, in terms of politics. For the U.S. economy, however, the fallout is yet to be quantified. On Friday, the federal government will release its delayed October jobs report, the biggest early indicator report yet on how much the...
By Joseph Lawler | 10/28/13 09:04 AM
This week Federal Reserve officials will meet in Washington to discuss monetary policy on Tuesday and Wednesday. Although the last meeting was fraught with apprehension about the possibility of the Fed “tapering” its monthly bond-buying program, this time around few believe that the meeting...
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