Consumer confidence shows wide partisan divide

Feb 4, 2021
Republicans are bumming and Democrats are buoyant after the Biden inauguration, according to Morning Consult, a reverse of the Trump years.
Political victory or defeat can translate into economic hope or despair.
Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Majority of Americans feel 'forgotten' by government

Apr 26, 2017
Poll respondents are cynical about Washington politicians and distrust them.
A person in Detroit walks past the remains of the Packard Motor Car Co., which ceased production in the late 1950s.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

How partisan is the national budget?

Mar 3, 2017
USC Gould School of Law professor Edward Kleinbard on politics and the national budget.
President Donald Trump with Mick Mulvaney, far left, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Republican congressional leaders at a working lunch in the Roosevelt Room on Wednesday.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

What's not getting done in Washington

May 29, 2012
There's a long list of legislative issues on hold. Blame the upcoming election.