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Things have looked grim for Donald Trump's future more than once in his relatively brief career as a politician. But on Wednesday, the cracks in... [Read More]
If Congress ever actually gets around to pursuing tax reform, voters should expect to hear lots of talk about the benefits that would derive from... [Read More]
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If the Trump administration follows through on its threat to stop paying insurance companies a controversial set of subsidies established by the Affordable Care Act,... [Read More]
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Now, well past six months into Donald Trump's presidency, the construction industry would like to know where those infrastructure dollars he promised are. While a... [Read More]
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The effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which many assumed was dead or at least in a state of suspended animation for... [Read More]
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AP Photo/Evan Vucci In the past 72 hours, President Trump has threatened North Korea with a nuclear attack, suggested that threat may not have been... [Read More]
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Nazi rallies are like the big, fat hanging curveball of American politics -- the sort of pitch any minimally competent public figure can put in... [Read More]
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After President Trump made brief remarks on Saturday related to the violent white nationalist protest in Virginia, the country saw something that it hadn't seen... [Read More]
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President Trump was obviously angry. The target of his ire was a man who has been aggravating him for a long time by ignoring his... [Read More]
On average, the amount of premium payment picked up by the federal government will increase by about 63 percent in the states reviewed by the... [Read More]
The issue of the US health insurance system was taken off the front burner with the evident failure of the Republican effort to repeal and... [Read More]
Like a body's immune system trying to wall off an abscess, the institutions of the federal government seem to be coming together to block, or... [Read More]
In the complicated world of federal tax expenditures, there is perhaps no provision more loved by its beneficiaries and more hated by academic economists than... [Read More]
Perhaps it's a mark of diminished expectations of the federal government's ability to get things done, or just a concession to the reality that the... [Read More]
Congress has religiously missed its deadline for passing a budget and related spending bills for eight consecutive years. And from the looks of a looming... [Read More]
The final wall of resistance to a "clean" increase of the federal debt ceiling, necessary to avoid a potentially catastrophic government default later this year,... [Read More]
At a time when the standard reply to any disagreement in Washington is to declare an opponent's claims "fake" and, rather than engage them on... [Read More]
Back when his presidential candidacy was still a longshot, Donald Trump had a go-to method for firing up his supporters if he sensed that a... [Read More]
When it comes to the perennial fight to raise the federal debt ceiling, it's usually best to assume that the struggle to give the Treasury... [Read More]
Taking the same action over and over again in the hopes of achieving a different result is usually seen as a bad strategy, if not... [Read More]
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