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Policy Options Dwindle as Economic Fears Grow

New York Times | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE American economy is once again tilting toward danger. Despite an aggressive regimen of treatments from the conventional to the exotic -- more than...

Which Colorado Counties Receive The Most Federal Money Per Capita?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Census Bureau released its Consolidated Federal Funds Report for 2009 on Tuesday, and Colorado ranks 33rd out of 50 states in the amount of p...

Paul Krugman Vs. Alan Greenspan On Deficits (POLL)

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We don't know for sure that New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and former Federal Reserve chief Alan Greenspan had each other in mind when they pen...

Real Factor in Midterms: Too Few Jobs, Not Too Much Spending

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

To deal with the underlying sense of anxiety and anger, nothing will work for Democrats in the fall besides actually creating more jobs -- more short term economic opportunity. The fact is that voting for jobs is always good politics.

Top Deficit Hawk David Walker Says Job Creation Is Top Priority

Politico | LAWRENCE MISHEL & DAVID M. WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

resident Barack Obama is in a difficult position when it comes to deficits. Today's high deficits will have to go even higher to help address unemploy...

Young Voters, One Year Later

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

Last November, young voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama over John McCain by a 2 to 1 margin and broke heavily for the Democratic Party, leadin...

Recovery.gov Not Keeping Up with Stimulus Spending

Mike Pickett | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Mike Pickett

Not only is Recovery Act funding unclear to the taxpaying American public, it isn't even transparent to those in Washington who are doling out this massive amount of spending.

GDP, Federal Spending Now Equal

bloomberg.com | Mark Pittman and Bob Ivry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

March 31 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government and the Federal Reserve have spent, lent or guaranteed $12.8 trillion, an amount that approaches the value...

John McCain and the Tale of the Earmarks

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Senator McCain (or his staff) is on a Twitter campaign to convince us that he has our budget interests at heart and that the Democrats are going on a wild earmark spree.

Before Obama Was Obama

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Anderson

This is a radio interview with Barack Obama before he was the Barack Obama we now know and are following.

How About a Different Kind of Rescue Plan?

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

I know, I know. I'm supposed to be writing about Hank Paulson's "rescue" plan, or the wisdom of sending more troops to Afghanistan, or the first presi...

Let's Add More Debt To the National Total

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hale

Anyone who is reporting the government's books are balanced has no idea what they are talking about -- and there are important reasons why this raising of the debt ceiling is so incredibly dangerous.