NEW YORK, N.Y. – Fitch Ratings said this week that it will conduct a formal review of the United States’ sovereign credit rating if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling in a timely manner.
AUSTIN, Texas — A Republican state lawmaker is hoping to block any new federal laws that restrict or ban ownership of semi-automatic weapons or limit the size of gun magazines within Texas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today steps the public can take to test, fix and save a life from dangerous radon gas.
Climate change is here, real, and already costing consumers, taxpayers, corporations, and federal, state, and local governments billions. Here’s how:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FBI analyzed 154 killing sprees in the United States between 2002 and 2012 in which three or more individuals were shot by one or more attackers participating in a random or systematic mass murders.
Anyone who thinks congressional Republicans will roll over on the debt ceiling or gun control or other pending hot-button issues hasn’t been paying attention.
TARP – the infamous Troubled Assets Relief Program that bailed out Wall Street in 2008 – is over. The Treasury Department announced it will be completing the sale of the remaining shares it owns of the banks and of General Motors.
What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing.
It has become accepted economic wisdom, uttered with deadpan certainty by policy pundits and budget scolds on both sides of the aisle, that the only way to get control over America’s looming deficits is to “reform entitlements.” But the accepted wisdom is wrong.
The news today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is that the U.S. job market is treading water.