Economy & Budget

Obama's fantasy budget

President Obama's 2015 budget shows that his domestic policy is every bit as grounded in reality as his foreign policy, which The Washington Post declared this weekend to be “based on fantasy.”

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The left's collateral damage/political advantage

If President Obama has his way on increasing the nation’s minimum wage, 500,000 Americans will see their wages cut to zero, their jobs eliminated by this feel-good government mandate, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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Drudge banners pope bumming out Davos

It must have been funny amid the glamour, gluttony, greed, glitterati and glorification of global elites in Davos at the World Economic Forum to observe the faces of the top 1 percent of the 1 percent as a representative of Pope Francis read his denunciation of the self-indulgence and self-adoration the forum represents.

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Focal points of the 2014 elections

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard talks about the crucial campaign focal points for the 2014 elections and whether the economy will recover in the new year. 

Into the crystal ball

The Hill's A.B. Stoddard sits down with Pundit's Bloggers John Feehery and Peter Fenn for the final time in 2013 to discuss the budget deal and to make predictions for the new year. 

John Boehner's do-nothing Congress meets expectations

Exposing once again Congress's inability to function as one of the three pillars of government, the budget deal struck by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) solves no pressing national problems.

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Black Friday: Lessons from Wal-Mart

The UFCW charges that Wal-Mart workers aren’t paid enough, and if only they were able to take dues payments out of each worker’s paycheck, they could drive those wages upward.

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