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Biden, White House deficit panel to discuss budget

May 5, 2011
Vice President Joe Biden will lead a bipartisan meeting today in hopes of cutting the ballooning federal deficit and avoiding the national debt ceiling.

Geithner extends debt ceiling deadline

May 3, 2011
The Treasury Secretary can postpone the day of reckoning until August 2. Congress created the debt ceiling, but that ceiling has little to do with bigger issues like spending and taxation.

Added tax revenues to delay debt crisis

May 3, 2011
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said unexpected tax revenues and emergency steps to free up funds will allow the government to avoid hitting the debt ceiling until August 2nd.

Will killing Osama kill the movement he inspired?

May 2, 2011
U.S. intelligence officials believe al-Qaida will have a hard time recovering from the death of its murderous leader, Osama bin Laden.

Was bin Laden's death worth the cost?

May 2, 2011
Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow for the Brookings Institution, analyzes Osama bin Laden's death and the budgetary toll on the U.S.

Atlanta's tourism bureau opposes Georgia's proposed immigration law

Apr 29, 2011
If Atlanta wants to be known as an international city, tourism officials say an Arizona-style immigration law can't be passed in Georgia.
Posted In: Immigration

What's at stake in the debt ceiling debate

Apr 29, 2011
Neel Kashkari, who formerly ran the TARP and is now managing director of PIMCO, speaks about the market's view of the debt limit debate.

Labor unions begin to embrace immigrant support

Apr 29, 2011
Unions in this country have long been hostile to the idea of illegal immigration, but lately the unions have started to see value in encouraging immigrants, both legal and illegal, to join their movement.
Posted In: Immigration

Low interest rates have costs, not just benefits

Apr 26, 2011
As the Federal Reserve meets to affirm its low rate policy, some critics say the economic costs -- lower savings, weaker dollar -- are too high.

State pension systems in an even bigger hole

Apr 26, 2011
The Pew Center on the States releases a report on states' growing retirement bills.

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