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Deficit down, health insurance up for Obama

Deficit down, health insurance up for Obama

Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates released Monday. The Congressional…

IRS cuts complicates meeting Obamacare rules

IRS cuts complicates meeting Obamacare rules

The IRS is cutting taxpayer services just as President Barack Obama’s health law is making filing a tax return more complicated. The agency blames budget cuts enacted by Congress. An…

Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Will new House rule set up battle over Social Security?

Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security’s finances on the eve…

Senate GOP plans to strip away Obama’s policies

Senate GOP plans to strip away Obama’s policies

Republican senators poised to lead major committees when the GOP takes charge are intent on pushing back many of President Barack Obama’s policies, setting up potential showdowns over environmental rules,…

Convicted tax evader will resign from Congress

Convicted tax evader will resign from Congress

A New York congressman who pleaded guilty to tax evasion just days ago has announced he’ll resign from office next week because he would not be able to give the…

House wants to extend tax breaks until end of year

House wants to extend tax breaks until end of year

The House is moving to extend a $45 billion package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, which would enable millions of businesses and individuals to claim…

Wow: A 1.7 percent COLA raise for Social Security

Wow: A 1.7 percent COLA raise for Social Security

Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It’s the third year in…

Another tiny COLA for Social Security users

Another tiny COLA for Social Security users

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual…

More meaningless votes in the House

More meaningless votes in the House

In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama’s health…

Treasury will try to limit tax evasion overseas shifts

Treasury will try to limit tax evasion overseas shifts

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide “in the very near future” what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to…

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