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  • An insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, California

    Clarifying the Drop in Obamacare Premiums

    We told you Thursday about the Trump administration’s announcement that average premiums for benchmark Obamacare plans will fall 1.5 percent next year, but analyst Charles Gaba says the story is a...

  • A Chinese investor monitors share prices at a securities company in Shanghai November 12, 2003. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV/File Photo

    A Fiscal Hawk’s New Plan to ‘Avert a Debt Crisis’

    The national debt rose by more than $1 trillion in fiscal 2018, and yet lawmakers have evinced little concern about it ahead of this year’s elections, instead pushing tax cuts and spending increases...

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat

    The Trump Tax Cuts Still Aren't Popular

    With less than a month to go before the midterm elections, Americans still tend to disapprove of the Republican tax law passed last year — and still say that they haven’t seen an increase in their...

  • An April <a href="http://www.lung.org/press-room/press-releases/state-of-the-air-2011-pr.html" target="_blank">report</a> from the American Lung Association concluded that air quality in the majority of American cities with the most smog or soot pollution

    Killing Three Birds with One Stone: A Defense of the Carbon Tax

    Yale professor William Nordhaus won the Nobel Prize in Economics this week, prompting Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center to review one of Nordhaus’s most well-known ideas: a tax on carbon fuels...

  • U.S. Senator Susan Collins speaks at the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce's Quarterly Business Breakfast in Rockport, Maine, U.S., October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Joel Page

    Senate Rejects Limits on Short-Term Health Plans

    Senate Democrats took aim at President Trump’s expansion of short-term health care plans Wednesday, forcing a vote on a proposal to roll back the administration’s plan to allow insurers to sell low-...

  • Trump acknowledges crowd during MAGA rally in Tampa

    4 Key Fact Checks on Trump and Medicare for All

    President Trump published an op-ed in Wednesday’s USA Today, warning in dire language of the consequences of Democrats’ Medicare-for-all proposals. “Democrats would gut Medicare with their planned...

  • How the Army ‘Found’ $25 Billion

    The U.S. Army has been combing through its existing programs to identify potential sources of funding that can be applied to its ambitious modernization program, and according to Army Secretary Mark...