Stock prices have been doing well, corporate earnings are increasing, and economic data are improving. It is a fragile recovery but a recovery nonetheless.
There was something old, something new in the misstatements of the candidates in the Arizona debate, in what was the 20th and possibly final GOP faceoff of the campaign.
President Obama has proposed a lower corporate tax rate and an end to dozens of loopholes he said helps companies move jobs and profits overseas.
A united House Republican leadership surrendered crisply and cleanly on legislation to extend expiring payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans, skipping most if not all of the self-defeating drama that accompanied their far noisier retreat on the issue late last year.
President Obama raised $29.1 million for his campaign and for the Democratic Party in January, a strong fundraising month that put him ahead of the pace he set in the last quarter of 2011.
Rick Santorum released four years of federal tax returns, showing a sharp rise in personal wealth spurred by his growing work as a Washington corporate consultant and media commentator.
Joseph Kennedy III is formally jumping into the race for the Massachusetts congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, The Associated Press reports.
Seeking to avoid a politically toxic vote, Congress has failed to pass a federal budget for three years. This year's new twist? Congress might not even try.
A Democratic leader in Romney's native Michigan says the GOP candidate "stabbed us in the back" for opposing the auto industry rescue package.
Michigan Republican Dave Camp, the chairman of the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, gave Treasury man Timothy Geithner a tough spanking this morning.
The New York Times reports that President Obama’s political standing is rising along with voters’ optimism that the economy is getting better, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, a shift that coincides with continued Republican disquiet over the field of candidates seeking to replace him.
Members of a House-Senate committee charged with writing a measure to extend a payroll tax reduction and provide added unemployment benefits reached a tentative agreement Tuesday evening, with Republicans and Democrats claiming a degree of political victory in a fight with significant election-year implications, the New York Times reports.
Rick Santorum is on a roll, but a month and a half into the primary season, he's underfunded and outmanned and still lacking in organization.
As veterans of California's congressional delegation retire and send new reps to Washington, the state may not have the clout it once had to withstand to negotiate against huge cuts in federal spending in the coming years by Congress, the New York Times reports.
President Obama’s proposed fiscal 2013 budget — combining deficit cuts, tax increases, and spending to fuel the economic recovery — is an approach right out of the Simpson-Bowles playbook. Whether or not it’s the right approach depends on whom you ask.
Obama says he's hopeful Congress will renew a 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax and is pressing for extended benefits for millions of long-term unemployed.
If you shake out the Obama budget in terms of bold headlines, it’s really a class-warfare, tax-the-rich budget. Layer upon layer of tax hikes are piled on successful investors, small-business owners, and corporations.
In a somewhat stunning turn of events, the House Republican leadership has decided to add $100 billion to the US deficit by passing a 10-month extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut without finding offsets to pay for it.
Insight on the Senate Finance Committee's review of the President's 2013 budget plan, with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, with Sen. Benjamin Cardin, (D-MD).
Rick Santorum clashes with Occupy protesters during his first visit to Washington state, a place he said would be a "momentum changer" heading into Super Tuesday.