Kimberly Adams



I cover the intersection between politics and the economy, with a special focus on how federal policy affects the bottom line for businesses and individuals.

What was your first job?

Dental assistant. (Flossing is crucial.)

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

The "biggest" stories are not necessarily the most important stories to tell.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Astronaut ... definitely an astronaut.

What’s something that you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about?

How to pronounce "subsequently."

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

My mug, which says "I'm a Grown-A** Lady and I Do What I Want."


Latest Stories (569)

Receive Social Security? No increase for you next year

Oct 15, 2015
Cost of Living Adjustment is pegged to inflation, which, like old soda, is flat.

Software and social media to grab Congress' attention

Oct 14, 2015
Digital comments can quickly 'move the needle' for members of Congress.
James Pollack, legislative correspondent for Congresswoman Jackie Speier, uses a software program to sort through the emails from constituents, and says the office gets back to each contact in about two weeks. 
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What congressional uncertainty means for the economy

Oct 8, 2015
The race for speaker comes at a time of budget and debt-limit decisions.

What to do about all that space junk? Cue the lasers

Oct 5, 2015
For now, we 'watch and hope' that debris in the orbital fast lane won't hit ISS.
GRAPHIC - (CIRCA 1989):  This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) handout image shows a graphical representation of space debris in low Earth orbit. According to the European Space Agency there are 8,500 objects larger than 10 cm (approximately 3.9 inches) orbiting the earth and 150,000 larger than 1 cm (approximately 0.39 inches).
Photo by NASA/Getty Images

Short-term funding leads to long-term problems

Sep 30, 2015
Uncertainty can be expensive.

Why tax reform is always promised but never happens

Sep 29, 2015
Promises of tax reform come with every presidential campaign. So why no reform?

Veterans, abortion and DC’s broken business model

Sep 24, 2015
To keep the government running, a bill becomes a legislative vehicle.

Junk in space could have impact on earth

Sep 22, 2015
The government tracks debris zooming around the earth at upwards of 17,000 mph.
The Lunar Module 'Challenger' as seen from the Apollo 17 spacecraft after Transposition and Docking manoeuvres during NASA's Apollo 17 lunar landing mission, December 1972. The white dots surrounding it are debris shed by the Saturn S-IVB stage separation.
Photo by Space Frontiers/Getty Images

Low wages partly to blame for stagnant inflation rates

Sep 16, 2015
Frozen wages and a changing economy are limiting consumer demand, despite growth.

Political campaigns fav donations via Twitter

Sep 15, 2015
A collaboration with Square allows campaign contributions directly from tweets.