HuffPost's Alex Wagner spoke with Cenk Uygur Wednesday night on MSNBC to discuss claims about the economy made by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R...
The attitude that Obama must always appear calm, work toward compromise and avoid appearing to be a rabble-rouser is now taking an enormous toll. Obama has chosen a mediator path, and this is chilling.
To people across the country who live in states in crisis, and who were sheltered from the full impact of economic downturn in the last two years, the stimulus should be looking pretty good right about now.
How must it feel to people in shock to hear fiscal deficit hawks telling them that their government is broke and unable to help the population?
As federal infrastructure projects get underway, this massive infusion of federal money appears to be bypassing the very businesses that help bolster our local economies -- small and minority-owned businesses.
Obama's proposed aid for state unemployment insurance programs may well prevent things from getting worse, but it will not generate significant gains in employment or the condition of state finances.
Rep. Paul Ryan's Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address was a low moment for our democracy.
As President Obama gets ready for his second State of the Union address tonight, Roosevelt Institute Fellows have some suggestions for the priorities ...
There will be a lot of talk about the economy tonight. If you find that your mind's getting lost in vagaries and theories, here are 10 benchmarks that provide context for tonight's speeches.
While soberer Republican minds now admit the necessity of raising the debt ceiling, Senator Toomey is that particular kind of deficit hawk that sees budgets as things to slash, not to balance.
The new Congress appears bent on misguided deficit reduction. By next week, the House of Representatives will have a deficit hysteric majority, with many pledged to a balanced budget amendment.
Republicans are telling Americans a big lie, and Obama and the Democrats are letting them. The Big Lie is that our economic problems are due to a government that's too large, and therefore the solution is to shrink it.
Proposition: There is a way to stabilize the housing market, end foreclosures, provide several trillions in stimulus funding, and not add to the federal debt. Read on.
Bill Clinton's brief appearance last week excited both members of the media and Washington, but the question now is whether Clinton's presence can help Obama turn things around.
Unless something drastic happens between now and the vote on President Obama's tax-cut "compromise" with congressional conservatives, Americ...
For sake of Social Security and the millions of women and men who depend upon it, I hope Congress will be able to negotiate a change in the current tax agreement.