- Thune: Downed fighter jets show more evidence of separatist capabilities
- Obama tells DNC fundraising crowd: ‘I’m not overly partisan’
- Chambliss: Downed jet ultimately goes back to Putin
- Perdue strategy: Run against Reid, Obama, Pelosi
- White House: More changes to contraception mandate coming
- ‘Operation Normandy’ set to send 3,500 volunteers to border to ‘stop an invasion’
- Netanyahu’s spokesman: Safe to fly to Israel
- Oregon vandals smear cars with doughnuts, pastries, chocolate bars
- Obama’s ‘Katrina moment’ leaves his favorability factor at 42 percent
- Feds tout nearly 200 arrests, $625K in seized cash in Texas border crackdown
Latest Mark Zandi Items
This is the sixth year of President Obama's governance, in which America's prolonged economic illness is met with one excuse after another. It's where accountability is evaded at all costs by replacing Harry Truman's "The buck stops here" with "Blame somebody else."
A Moody's economist who appeared on MSNBC on Friday told Chuck Todd that the weak jobs report by the Labor Department was caused by cold weather.
A private survey shows U.S. businesses added just 135,000 jobs in May, the second straight month of weak gains.
A private survey shows U.S. companies added just 119,000 jobs in April, the fewest in seven months.
Wall Street stock markets and Atlantic City casinos shut down, hundreds of flights were canceled, and numerous companies postponed earnings announcements. The short-term economic impacts of Hurricane Sandy were already evident by Monday evening, but the ultimate bill for the struggling nation's economy could take a while to add up.
President Obama's first four years in office have proven a profitable time for stock pickers on Wall Street and expensive one for everyday commuters, but how the bull market in stocks and the high prices at the pump will balance out at the polls in November is an open question.
The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job. But many borrowers these days are close to flunking out, tripped up by painful real-life lessons in math and economics.
Do increases in government spending increase or decrease the number of jobs? Conventional wisdom is they will increase jobs, and a few left-wing economists, such as Paul Krugman of the New York Times, frequently are trotted out by reckless politicians and some in the news media to argue that we need more government spending in order to create jobs. If this were true, we should be able to see it in the historical evidence, so let's look at the numbers.
While Congress and the White House still have more than two weeks to raise the debt ceiling before the Treasury Department's early August deadline, the financial markets are getting jittery, fearing they won't reach a deal in time.