Tuesday, a government report released estimates that this year’s budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimates that can be attributed largely to tax cuts and spending increases passed by Congress last month. The deficit and debt picture over the long-term has also worsened considerably.
The Supreme Court has rejected another challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
Freeing four American prisoners from Iranian prisons required billions of dollars and high-level diplomacy, but liberating captives – including an American woman who was pregnant when she was taken in Afghanistan – from the shadowy organization that once held Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will likely prove far more daunting.
Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he will release his medical records, after saying that any attempt by a political rival to get them is “vile and desperate,” as the primary race tightens and becomes more hard-hitting ahead of Sunday’s debate.
Sunday the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad confirmed “several” Americans had disappeared in Iraq and the State Department said it was working with Iraqi authorities to locate them amid multiple reports of a kidnapping.
Obama says Americans long held in Iran will soon be reunited with their families and says “tireless” diplomacy made it possible. Obama spoke as the Americans were on their way to Switzerland, a day after their release as part of a prisoner swap.
One night before they were to meet in the Democratic presidential candidates’ fourth debate of the campaign season, Bernie Sanders attempted to neutralize one of Hillary Clinton’s most effective attacks against him: his voting record on gun-control.
These morons are living in a dream world….Secretary of State John Kerry and the International Atomic Energy Agency said independently Saturday that Iran has completed the necessary steps in the international nuclear deal to allow Tehran to immediately recoup roughly $100 billion in frozen assets.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie concedes there is no due process for Americans who find themselves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Terrorist Watch List. But that doesn’t mean prohibitions against buying guns should be lifted from people who end up on the list.