November 19, 2017 | In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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A group of senators has offered an ambitious budget plan that could help Congress find a way to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling before an August 2 default. Here are the elements of the so-called Gang of Six plan,...
President Barack Obama used a bleak jobs report Friday to prod Congress toward a swift agreement on deficits and the national debt. But the higher unemployment numbers hardened partisan views that a weak economy can't tolerate added taxes or...
The Senate's top Republican is suggesting a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing limit unless there's deal soon that includes changes to big entitlement programs. Economists and Obama administration officials are warning of a calamity if the government defaults on...
Vice President Joe Biden and top lawmakers faced an impasse on taxes and healthcare on Thursday as they worked on a deal to tame the United States' debt and increase its borrowing limit. Republican and Democratic negotiators briefly discussed health...
White House-led negotiations to reduce massive budget deficits and raise the United States' credit limit laid bare deep divisions on Thursday over whether tax increases could be part of any solution. Vice President Joe Biden, who heads a deficit-reduction working...
Geronimo. The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee didn't know when it scheduled a hearing on racial stereotypes that members would have such an emotionally charged example to discuss. But the use of the Apache leader's moniker as a code...
The United States has never defaulted on its debt and Democrats and Republicans say they don't want it to happen now. But with partisan acrimony running at fever pitch, and Democrats and Republicans so far apart on how to...
President Barack Obama came to the West Coast looking to sell a long-term plan for reducing the nation's deficit. But he couldn't escape the reality that many Americans are still waiting for short-term solutions to their economic problems, from...
House Republicans resurrected a 1990s-era fight over food stamps in their budget approved last week, arguing that any serious attempt to cut spending must include an overhaul of government programs that help needy families pay for food. Congress already has...
Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday pushed a trio of bills through a congressional committee that would boost U.S. offshore oil drilling and ease some regulations on oil companies. Republicans said the bills would reverse the...