The House speaker is pushing President Trump to embrace permanent reform rather than a quick jolt like the temporary cuts that George W. Bush signed in 2001.
The cuts-only plan President Trump is expected to unveil Wednesday follows a pattern: The risk associated with higher deficits takes a back seat when it comes with political pain.
Why her vow not to “add a penny to the debt” is an impossible pledge to keep
The FBI’s chief bomb expert, a Secret Service cyber-investigator, and the developer of a life-saving medical computer are among the honorees of annual awards for government service known as the Sammies.
If the economy crashes, “I’m going to give you back half,” the presumptive Republican nominee tells the nation’s creditors.
The congressional resolution condemning the longtime public servant breaks with both precedent and decency.
The cadre of conservative budget hawks on the Hill feels damned if it does play spoiler in budget negotiations, and damned if it doesn’t.
California announced a deal to reach $15 an hour by 2022, and New York could soon follow.
If your ideas hurt people, it doesn’t matter what you call them.
Campaign finance is at the very heart of complaints about elections. Let’s look at some of the claims about money’s role, and proposals to change it.
It’s not just that the rich get richer and the poor poorer; it’s that the rich get louder and poor quieter.
The campaign groups are enriching the people who run them—but are they helping anyone else?
Though the senator may be running as a moderate, his proposal is anything but.
The Democratic candidates have revived an old progressive debate about whether big business can be regulated, or must be broken up.
Female donors, especially first-time female donors like those Clinton is courting, have the potential to re-create campaigns, alter the face of government, and fund future elections.
Complex financial jargon, unwieldy contracts, high fees—these are the common tools of fringe subprime lenders.
During his State of the Union speech, the president mentioned a labor protection with a long history.
In his final State of the Union, President Obama said that corporate priorities, not workers from other countries, were responsible for sluggish salaries.
Who the next president appoints to the Supreme Court could revolutionize—or reinforce—big money’s dominance of political campaigns.
Social Security is underfunded today because policymakers didn’t foresee just how rich today’s rich would be.