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It's time to bring back some 1990s foreig policy swag.
Few ideals are more truly American than, "the pursuit of happiness," nor more worthy of our ultimate sacrifice. On this July 4 we should remember to celebrate this freedom always.
In 1960, the richest per capita city in America was Detroit. But 50 years of federal regulation changed Detroit from the richest city in America to a bankrupt ghost town.
Without getting too technical, would you believe Apple would pay 60% of what they are estimating in their current SEC 10-K filing.
What is the bubble economists keep talking about? Why is it important? How will it affect me?
President Obama's budget has some surprising lessons. Here are five of the biggest ones.
Congress actually did something bipartisan for once, passing a continual resolution on the budget Thursday morning and sending to the White House to be signed.
For 50 years Congress has been addressing the pending insolvency of Medicare. It is time to save Medicare and lay the cornerstone to long-term deficit reduction.
Something serious is going on in Washington. The House passed a bill to avoid a government shutdown and both the Senate and White House may approve it.
Why the sequester is a recipe for more gridlock.
The stock market is on a historic bull run in 2013, despite multiple economic crises.
When killing the most wanted terrorist in the world is rewarded by a living nightmare without a job, health insurance, or a military pension, something is very, very wrong in America.
Unemployment is up, GDP growth is negative, and consumer confidence is at a four year low. Is the U.S. economy tearing at the seams?
GDP has turned Negative. Consumer Confidence is at three year low. Is a double-dip recession coming?
Inside the beltway, the White House chief of staff is sometimes considered "the most powerful man in Washington." Almost the opposite is true.
Don't believe the hype: the U.S. government will not default under any circumstances. But a government shutdown is a completely different story.
As we approach yet another debt ceiling fight, let's take a deep breath and remember that our battle in Congress over the debt ceiling is arguably our longest civil war.
With the Fiscal Cliff thankfully now behind us, last week, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner raised our next crisis: Federal borrowing has reached the $16.394 trillion debt ceiling.
BLS estimated America’s unemployment rate for December to have been 7.8%. New job growth from the employer survey came out at 140,000+.
Larry Fink would be a good insider candidate, and Mitt Romney would be a solid out-of-the box candidate.
This Christmas season, the greatest gift we can share is the love of family and friends, and a renewed faith in our ability to believe in other people.
Housing has been considered a major factor in the recovery, leading to questions on its future potential to impact economic growth.
President Obama and Speaker Boehner could break the gridlock surrounding the fiscal cliff by bringing in former Presidents Clinton and Bush to broker a deal.
Congress and the White House legislated the sequester into existence. It's how it all began.