- Some donations to gay waitress who allegedly forged hate note refunded
- German President Joachim Gauck boycotting Sochi Olympics
- Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: If you want to pay more for your doctor, you can under Obamacare
- Sen. Rand Paul: ‘I am seriously thinking about’ running for president in 2016
- Sleet, ice, deepfreeze hit large swath of U.S.
- ‘Welcome to the edge of freedom’: Biden’s boots touch down in DMZ
- Obama: Hole U.S. ‘digging out of’ requires billions more in unemployment benefits
- Obama’s regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year: report
- Patriot Act author on James Clapper: Fire, prosecute him
- Russia P.M. Medvedev: No amnesty for political prisoners
Latest Ben S Items
What bothers most Americans as they check out next year's crop of presidential candidates is their country's involvement in a series of endless wars to promote the Wilsonian ideal of "making the world safe for democracy."
In recent days, oil prices have climbed above $100 per barrel. As chaos spreads through the Arab world, we could soon see much worse.
The Federal Reserve expressed more confidence in the U.S. economy even as Japan's nuclear crisis raised worries around the globe.
The board of the Federal Reserve, citing an economy on "firmer footing," on Tuesday said it will hold the line on its benchmark funds rate range and reaffirmed its $600 billion Treasury bond-purchase program designed to boost the still-struggling U.S. economy.
Two years ago today, President Obama signed into law a "stimulus package" that his administration promised would keep unemployment under 8 percent. What has been the result of nearly $1 trillion spent on the so-called "stimulus?" Twenty-one months of unemployment at or above 9 percent, 2.6 million jobs lost, unsustainable budget deficits and an ever-growing national debt.
The White House is warning of financial Armageddon this spring if Congress fails to raise the Treasury's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, but many on Wall Street are skeptical that the looming spending clash will produce anything but riveting political theater.
Members of Congress sharply questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Wednesday over whether the Fed's policies are raising the risk of higher inflation in the months ahead.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona spoke for the first time since she was shot in the forehead, her spokesman said Wednesday, yet another milestone in her recovery from a traumatic brain injury.
I was struck by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's recent remark that Congress should not "play political games with the Treasury Department's request to boost the government's borrowing authority beyond the current $14.3 trillion statutory cap." This statement is obnoxious in light of the fact that politics are being played with quantitative easing (QE2).