China holds much of the United States’ debt, and the U.S. trade deficit with China stands at about $240 billion. So it’s not surprising that fiscal issues would be one of the main topics of discussion between Chinese President Hu Jintao and President Barack Obama during their meetings Jan. 19.
When I talked to Mr. Livingston on Tuesday morning, I suggested that today’s edition of Outside the Asylum could be a stream-of-consciousness look at the State of the Union address and its attendant hoopla. “Sort of a ‘Twitter feed with verbs’ thing;” I offered. Bob was thrilled with the concept. (Well, he didn’t specifically say “no.”) When I looked at my first draft, it was longer than a Democrat mayor’s rap sheet. Bob did say he wanted it to be shorter than, say, the State of the Union.
To the average taxpayer, most details regarding the Federal budget are as entertaining as listening to Paul Krugman explain Keynesian economics and the value of active public policy responses to macroeconomic systemic crises and blah, blah, blah… But Ben Crystal has waded through the morass and found an easy way to cut out $150 billion. Read this article to see where Ben would trim…
The Republican Party had two opportunities to address a national audience following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Jan. 25.
American taxpayers have unknowingly spent more than $160 million to help provide legal defense for former executives of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to The New York Times.
President Barack Obama’s top energy and climate adviser, Carol Browner, is the latest in a series of White House staff departures.
Two years after President Barack Obama was sworn into office, Americans appear to be split on his job performance thus far.
A new Gallup poll reveals that nearly one quarter of Americans believe that stricter gun laws could prevent mass shootings in the United States.
When I lived in Spokane, Wash., I exercised my right as an American citizen to own a handgun. As an American living in Canada, I no longer have that right. And while there may be fewer guns in Canada, I feel less safe than I did in the U.S. Read this article to learn the effects of gun laws to our nation’s north…