Unemployment rate falls; number of unemployed stays the same
If it looks like there’s something weird in today’s unemployment announcement, that’s because there is.
Jim DeMint leaving Senate; Tim Scott rumored as potential replacement
DeMint, a fiscal conservative who has been at odds with House Speaker John Boehner over his willingness to compromise with the president on tax hikes, will leave to replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation.
If Grover Norquist’s star is fading, why is everybody talking about him?
The growing isolation of Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform and author of the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” has been talked about so often it’s hard to remember how little evidence there is for it.
Fiscal cliff a tale of two tax headaches: Small business vs big business
Small businesses worry about personal tax rates climbing, while big businesses worry about overall rates rising, as well as how different industries get different tax treatment.
Legislators weigh fiscal cliff stopgap measures
House Republicans are unlikely to win substantial reductions in government spending during the fiscal cliff negotiations. But observers say the current talks could lead to an “bridge” agreement.
Tom McClintock: Sequestration is the only way to cut spending
While most of official Washington is panicking over the prospect of budget sequestration set to kick in on Jan. 1, one congressman says the fiscal trigger is one of the best prospects for the country.