House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (center) heads to the floor for votes following a GOP conference meeting in the U.S. Capitol on Monday in Washington, D.C. Republicans and President Obama reached a budget deal that night.

Congress, White House dodge spending caps

Oct 27, 2015
Congress and the White House have once again danced around sequestration.
Posted In: budget, government, sequester, sequestration

Dr. Ben Carson on the economy, taxes and debt

Oct 7, 2015
In one of his only in-depth interviews about the economy, Carson laid out his plan.
Posted In: Ben Carson, debt, Taxes, government

Federal contractors now mandated to receive sick leave

Sep 7, 2015
President Obama signed an executive order providing sick days to about 300,000 workers.
Posted In: Obama, government, sick leave
A screen displays share prices at a security firm in Shanghai. Shanghai stocks were up 2.15 percent at midday on Monday.

What the China stock market roller coaster means

Jul 6, 2015
The government is now propping up the exchange it tried to cool down.
Posted In: China, stocks, government

Corporate inversions: back from the dead

May 4, 2015
If you thought Congress put an end to corporate inversions, think again
Posted In: inversions, tax, business, treasury, government, corporate inversion, whiteboard
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico could run out of money in three months

Apr 24, 2015
The economy crashed when corporations moved out, but the government kept spending.
Posted In: Puerto Rico, government, shutdown

Drawing the line between contributions and bribes

Mar 9, 2015
When it comes to a bribery investigation, a number of factors are considered.
Posted In: corruption, Senate, bribes, campaign contribution, government, Congress

‘Am I crazy?' Deciding to work for the government

Jan 20, 2014
There have been pay freezes, hiring freezes, and on top of that, there was the shutdown just a few months ago.
Posted In: usps, Jobs, government

Major tech companies want government to ease up on the spying

Dec 9, 2013
Eight major tech companies have rallied against the NSA’s spying efforts in an openly published letter.
Posted In: nsa, spying, government, Tech

Filibuster reform: 'Nuclear option' melts Washington's hiring freeze

Nov 22, 2013
The Democrats go nuclear and finally crack the ice on what has amounted to a hiring freeze, since President Obama took office.
Posted In: government, filibuster, nuclear option, Senate