If you pay people not to work, they won’t work — and cutting off their payments sends them scurrying back into the job market, according to new research by three academics who looked at the federal government’s extended unemployment benefit program and concluded that it actually deepened, rather than helped, the jobs recession.
As she reportedly lays the groundwork for an all-but-declared presidential run in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts by commanding margins in new polls testing Democrats’ preference for their 2016 presidential nominee.
The economy will rebound strongly over the next two years, then settle into a more normal economic cycle that will see steady but slow growth, albeit significantly less than the U.S. saw in the 1980s and 1990s, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is coming under fire for hosting at the State of the Union address Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student known as “mattress girl,” whose anti-rape campaign against a fellow student has been criticized as harassment.
The Obama administration on Monday set a timeline for historic changes in how it compensates doctors, hospitals and other providers under Medicare, shifting from line-item payments for every service rendered to a system that rewards quality.
There’s fury brewing in Alaska: The Obama administration’s plan to designate 12.2 million acres of the state’s public land as pristine wilderness sounds nice, but the vast parcel also happens to contain Alaska’s richest oil and natural gas prospects on the Arctic coastal plain.
Gov. Terry Branstad has been transported by ambulance to a hospital after his spokesman says he fell ill at an event at a Des Moines suburb.
President Obama cautioned Indian and U.S. business executives Monday that increasing economic growth must benefit India’s middle class while adhering to clean-energy standards.
Alison Lundergan Grimes will run for re-election as Kentucky’s secretary of state, ending months of speculation about the former Democratic U.S. Senate candidate’s political plans for 2015.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the undisputed front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has reportedly made decisions on most top posts in a campaign likely to launch in early April.
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, said the reason for Republicans’ electoral defeat in 2012 can be summed up by the “47 percent” remarks made by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. says he didn’t find much sympathy from his wife when he talked to her about having to pay attention during President Obama’s State of the Union address.