After last week's midterm meltdown for Democrats, outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she would seek the position of House minority leader in the new Congress. The Washington Times enthusiastically endorses her candidacy.
Did you know that federal government spending and revenues in 1968 as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) were almost identical to the levels in 2008? The surprising fact is that for the past 50 years (until the last two years) federal spending and tax revenues have been remarkably constant as a percentage of GDP, as can be seen in the accompanying chart.
Jockeying for the House Republican leadership hierarchy got a bit clearer Monday, as Rep. Pete Sessions said he will remain chairman of the caucus' fundraising arm and won't vie for GOP chief whip — avoiding a potentially contentious intraparty battle.
The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold from 2001 to 2009.
The presidential commission investigating the BP Gulf oil spill, siding with the international energy giant, challenged claims made by lawmakers in Congress that the oil company and others sacrificed safety to cut costs and were largely to blame for the record oil spill.
Too many incumbent elected officials met their demise to think that the performance of the current administration and Congress had nothing to do with the Nov. 2 election results. Spending that must be ranked somewhere between reckless and insane certainly was responsible for much of the anger and fear felt by the electorate. The taxes that will be created because of this spending irresponsibility will likely not come due until 2013, but the fact that they will ultimately be assessed has not gone completely unnoticed. The debt load for our country is something our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will probably be dealing with long after we are beyond worrying about such material concerns.
The president of the nation's largest doctors' group says upcoming cuts in Medicare physician payments will be catastrophic for seniors.
A teenager was stomped, kicked and punched to death at a weekend house party after police say he walked by a group who decided to pounce on the next person who passed by. Four have been charged with murder.
The people have spoken. On Election Day, they cried out against Washington's reckless spending, stifling regulations, rising taxes, soaring debt and looming takeover of health care. For too long, Washington elites have assumed they knew best - that government was the all-purpose solution to every problem, real or perceived.