11/04/13 09:34 AM
A top White House official said Monday that the Obama administration would not draw lines in the sand yet as congressional budget negotiators try to determine how to replace across-the-board spending cuts, deferring to lawmakers as talks face a deadline next month. Jason Furman, chairman of the...
11/03/13 09:30 PM
(www.nytimes.com) Voters on Tuesday will be asked to approve a plan to raise $1 billion in additional taxes.
By Byron York | 11/01/13 11:58 AM
What does the word "affordable" in the Affordable Care Act mean? Many people might assume it means Obamacare will make health coverage less expensive. That's certainly the impression President Obama gave when he promised his national health care scheme would "cut the average family's premium by...
By Timothy P. Carney | 11/01/13 11:02 AM
Let me get this straight: 1. Government taxes an absurd portion of your money (about 40% of your marginal dollar, counting federal, state and payroll taxes, if your taxable income is over $70,000).
By Paul Bedard | 10/31/13 04:09 PM
The Internal Revenue Service shared highly confidential tax information of several Tea Party groups in the IRS scandal with the Federal Election Commission, a clear violation of federal law, according to newly obtained emails. The public watchdog group Judicial Watch told Secrets Thursday that...
By Kelly Cohen | 10/31/13 11:26 AM
Recipients of Obama stimulus funds — including public agencies in New Jersey and California — continue to spend their awarded money without reporting to the federal government what they do with it, according to a federal oversight board. The recipients are supposed to submit reports...
By Ashe Schow | 10/30/13 05:40 PM
Uninsured and underinsured Americans caused health insurance premiums to rise and taxes to increase by getting sick and going to the emergency room, according to President Obama. What he didn't mention, however, in his defense of Obamacare on Wednesday is that his solution raised premiums and...
By Michael Barone | 10/30/13 05:40 PM
Where are Americans moving, and why? Timothy Noah, writing in the Washington Monthly, professes to be puzzled. He points out that people have been moving out of states with high per capita incomes -- Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland -- to states with lower income levels.
By Walter Williams | 10/30/13 01:33 PM
According to a recent Fox News poll, 73 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with the direction of the country, up 20 percentage points from 2012. Americans sense that there's a lot going wrong in our nation, but most don't have a clue about the true nature of our problem. If they had a clue,...
By Timothy P. Carney | 10/29/13 09:06 PM
Joe Wilson didn’t know how right he was. When the South Carolina congressman blurted, “You lie!” at President Obama’s health care speech to Congress in September 2009, Wilson could have been summarizing the president’s entire approach to passing and implementing Obamacare. Most...
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