"We absolutely have to look at other ways" to pay for infrastructure, one former state official said. "There's only so much bonding you can do."
As the House prepares to vote on Obama's health-care reform this week, critics of the new law are mounting their own challenge to Obama's interpretation of a key provision.
Mitt Romney says the June jobs numbers show a new president is needed and "this kick in the gut has got to end." President Barack Obama is blaming Republicans and "the stalemate" in Washington.
Mr. Murdoch has never been particularly impressed with Mr. Romney, friends and associates of both men say. The two times Mr. Romney visited the editorial board of The Journal, Mr. Murdoch did not work very hard to conceal his lack of excitement. “There was zero enthusiasm, no engagement,” said one Journal staff member who was at the most recent meeting in December the New York Times reports.
When policy makers in Washington worry about Mexico these days, they think in terms of a handful of numbers: Mexico’s 19,500 hectares devoted to poppy cultivation for heroin; its 17,500 hectares growing cannabis; the 95 percent of American cocaine imports brought by Mexican cartels through Mexico and Central America, the New York Times reports.
It looks like a tax, smells like a tax, and the Supreme Court says it must be a tax. But politicians in both parties are squirming over how to define "it."
A Democratic super PAC and a major labor union are joining forces and reserving nearly $20 million in ad time for the fall in a bid to topple Republicans from power in the U.S. House.
While Americans under 30 are still inclined to support President Obama by a wide margin, the president may face a particular challenge among voters ages 18 to 24 with views shaped largely by the recession, The New York Times reports.
With the unemployment report for June due in one week, and the general election a bit more than four months away, the job indicators for the pre-election season remain fragile, according to the latest weekly analysis from Moody's Analytics, the New York Times reports.
Mitt Romney's campaign says it has raised more than $4 million within 24 hours of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's health-care law. The White House, meanwhile, is urging congressional Democrats to engage Republicans in a fight over taxes
The Supreme Court's historic ruling may have settled the legality of Obamacare, but it hardly ended the debate about the law.
President Barack Obama called the Supreme Court's ruling upholding his health-care reform "a victory for people across the country," while Mitt Romney said he will work "on my first day as president" to repeal the law if he's elected in November.
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law is a crucial election-year victory for the Democratic incumbent. It also marks a pivotal point in the presidential race.
New York's attorney general is investigating contributions to tax-exempt groups that are heavily involved in political campaigns, focusing on a case involving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The New York Times reports.
Obama and Romney remain locked in a close race for the White House but Obama has improved his standing in the swing states, a new NBC/WSJ poll shows.
With many cities now preoccupied with other crushing costs — pension obligations, retiree health care, accumulated unpaid bills — a sudden call to honor a long-forgotten bond guarantee can be a bolt from the blue, precipitating a crisis. The New York Times reports.
The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections and has backed Arizona police checks of immigration status.
New financial filings show that super PACS supporting Mitt Romney and his party are widening the money gap over struggling pro-Democratic organizations.
One of the biggest banks in the world wants the president's favorite banker muzzled, The New York Times reports.
With the presidential race largely focused on the economy and the budget, both candidates are at times stretching the truth, using statistics without context, exaggerating their own records and misrepresenting their opponent’s, the New York Times reports.