By Joseph Lawler | 09/29/14 03:16 PM
Republicans may not be able to hit home runs if they take over the Senate in November, but Paul Ryan says he hopes his party can hit singles and doubles when it comes to spending and taxing.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/29/14 11:42 AM
The Geneva Report on the World Economy published Monday notes that, contrary to popular belief, the world is becoming more indebted in the wake of the debt-fueled 2008 financial crisis, not less.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/25/14 03:10 PM
Lawmakers now haggle with executive branch officials for funds rather than each other through a process known as "letter-marking" or "phone-marking."
09/24/14 08:00 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — If it seems as though the number of political ads on television has ramped up markedly this election, now there's concrete proof. Fueled by a neck-and-neck contest for governor including a wealthy Republican candidate with money to burn, Illinois has seen a roughly 30 percent...
By Kelly Cohen | 09/22/14 12:11 PM
Outside interest group spending is set to break records for a midterm election.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/18/14 08:32 PM
House Speaker John Boehner released a five-point economic plan Thursday that outlined general areas of reform, including cutting spending and reforming taxes. The agenda, however, did not include the detailed legislative proposals that were included in the Pledge to America four years ago.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/10/14 06:33 PM
The Treasury faces a long-term budget hole as rising healthcare, Social Security and interest payments take their toll.
09/09/14 07:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House unveiled a short-term spending bill Tuesday that would keep the government open into mid-December and provide $88 million to battle the Ebola outbreak. The spending measure will also extend the authority of the Export-Import Bank to continue...
By Ashe Schow | 09/09/14 10:58 AM
After Monday's bipartisan 79-18 vote, Reid vented to reporters that Republicans were trying to "stall" the Senate, indicating that he never intended for the campaign finance amendment by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., to go to a real floor debate.
09/06/14 04:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face a shortened September session with a tight must-do list: Pass a temporary spending bill to fund federal...
By Philip Klein | 09/03/14 02:58 PM
The government's share of U.S. health spending is expected to surge over the next decade as President Obama's healthcare law expands insurance coverage and more Americans become eligible for Medicare, according to a report from actuaries at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published...
09/02/14 04:00 PM
BOSTON (AP) — A new report Tuesday offered a mixed diagnosis on health care costs in Massachusetts, finding that while total spending continued to grow faster than inflation, the increase stayed well within parameters set by the state. The Center for Health Information and Analysis, created by...
09/02/14 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this...
By Luke Rosiak | 08/27/14 06:50 PM
A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.
By Sean Lengell | 08/27/14 06:18 PM
Many say lawmakers are missing an opportunity to trim pork, waste and duplicative services from the budget.
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