House Speaker John A. Boehner has done the dizzying math: “In the nearly four years since Senate Democrats last passed a budget, government spending has driven our national debt up past $16 trillion. That's more than $52,000 for every man, woman, and …
“Expectations are mounting that the BOJ will step up monetary easing and increase purchases of government bonds.” The yield on the benchmark 10-year note fell 4 1/2 basis points to 0.60 percent at 4:45 p.m. in Tokyo from last week, according to Japan …
After warning that across-the-board spending cuts would have catastrophic effects, White House officials are trying to play down fears that people will suffer hardships right away.
Mitt Romney, in his first TV interview since he lost November’s election, said a failure to connect with minority voters doomed his bid for the White House.
Top fundraisers and finance officials in President Obama’s re-election campaign are now up for ambassadorial postings, a practice that was also common among his predecessors.
Capital Journal: The most likely path is from the bottom up, from rank-and-file Democrats and Republicans in Congress who begin to drive the process toward a deficit-reduction deal.
Mark Sanford, who turned the phrase “hiking the Appalachian Trail” into a euphemism for an affair, is one of 18 candidates vying for a Congressional seat in an upcoming special election.