If you don’t want to work, you’re not alone. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says a significant chunk of the 92 million people no longer in the American labor force just aren’t that into employment.
For the president’s many conservative critics, the Senator Obama-versus-President Obama meme is a gift that keeps giving. Every few weeks, someone finds a video from Obama’s first presidential campaign that completely repudiates his words and actions as president.
The sanctimonious Internet, ever watchful for the next occasion to be offended, sunk its claws into the creative types behind hip-hop crossover artist Nicki Minaj’s recent music video for the single “Only.” Its animated presentation featured lots of suggestive military and totalitarian regalia.
The conservative vigil over Sen. John McCain’s political intentions for 2016 appears to be at an end. The former GOP presidential nominee and political moderate has indicated he’ll seek a sixth Senate term, despite a stiff headwind from ideological conservatives in his home state of Arizona.
For the first time in a long time, Democrats fare worse than Republicans in nationwide political polling. It’s a striking phenomenon that suggests the midterm elections may have been a mere harbinger of worse things to come for Democrats
Jonathan Gruber, the ideas man who consulted with the Department of Health and Human Services to help craft the theoretical underpinnings of Obamacare, has spent the past couple of days explaining himself.
The House committee in charge of things technological has asked the National Science Foundation for an explanation of its support of Truthy, the social media-monitoring experiment that’s been criticized for insinuating a relationship between online conservatism and hate speech.
After its first-year iteration ran through an enrollment season plagued with problems both systemic and technical, Obamacare in its second-year enrollment period may encounter a long-predicted road block: too few enrollments to keep the entire program financially sound.
The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report this week, and the new report implies an inverse relationship between the rate of gun ownership and the incidence of violent crime.
One of history’s most ambitious and costly solar utility projects, already in debt $1.6 billion to the federal government, is returning to the trough, hat in hand, for another half-billion government dollars to help pay off the borrowed money.
One of the pivotal players in the creation of the Affordable Care Act said the law could never have happened without one crucial ingredient. Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber defended the law’s essential goodness, but pointed out that progress requires breaking a few eggs.
Vowing to continue a strategy that did the Democrats no favors in the midterm elections, Harry Reid and other Democratic Party leaders have indicated they’ll redouble their efforts to turn the American people against the Koch brothers.
Who isn’t benefiting from the Obama economy? Black people who want to work, that’s who. The latest round of employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to indicate that black Americans are among the big losers in the president’s hollow economic “turnaround.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has indicated she isn’t ready to cede her party’s leadership to a younger generation just yet. Following a midterm bloodbath for congressional Democrats, Pelosi said she wants to stay on as minority leader because she still has unfinished business to check off her agenda.
Now that her most visible public role involves selecting worthy contenders for a college football playoff, you might think Condoleezza Rice would stifle her impulse to speak plainly about partisan political squabbles. Hardly.
The midterm sweep may have signaled a strong nationwide lean away from the progressive left Tuesday, but at least one bastion of progressivism managed to advance the nanny state.
The U.S. Department of Justice unloaded tens of thousands of pages of documents it had previously withheld under a claim of presidential privilege late Monday, just as the mainstream news cycle ramped up its wall-to-wall coverage of the midterm elections.
Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp. argues in a lawsuit that the EPA is (of course) attempting to assert powers it has never claimed before and that the agency is attempting to reimagine the Clean Water Act in ways that aren’t merely unconstitutional, but also are harmful to an entire sector of the U.S. economy.
A U.S. District Court judge has reversed a rules change published last year by President Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, repudiating the department’s attempt at wielding policy measures to legislate outcomes that Congress never intended when it passed the Fair Housing Act.
Desperate hours heading into the midterm election brought out the worst in Texas this past week, with the Bexar County Democratic Party placing a last-minute Spanish-language attack ad that flatly insulted Tea Party conservatives.
An Ohio high school student is being punished for taking an assignment seriously enough to come to class prepared with all the tools he needed to fulfill it. One of those tools included a knife, so the adults naturally freaked out.
With the midterms only one day away, the possibility of a decisive power shift in Congress continues to read as a fait accompli for most political pundits. But what about the president’s power? His pen and phone haven’t gone anywhere.
For paying customers, there’s an increasingly popular way to opt out of a commitment to an Obamacare plan without running afoul of the law: Buy cheaper, short-term coverage that can be renewed on an annual basis.