With all the strife over public sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood today by sharing some recent political cartoons.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul has spent the past few days responding to some of the many questions and comments we received regarding last week’s broadcast story, “In Tiny Rhode Island, a Massive Public Pension Crisis Looms” and the Making Sen$e web … Continue reading
John Boehner vowed on election night to cut spending, and he takes the speaker of the House gavel with the backing of a GOP majority. Gwen Ifill gets details on what congressional spending cuts could be on the horizon from Diane Lim Rogers of the Concord Coalition and James Horney of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Continue reading
A new report shows that official Democratic organizations have raised more than Republicans so far this year. But those figures don’t reflect money coming from undisclosed and outside sources. Gwen Ifill gets two views on how fundraising could change the political landscape this year. Continue reading
Question: Is there an opportunity for individual investors who are not super-rich to participate in the new Toxic Asset plan? Maybe something like a mutual fund, or the Treasury’s non-competitive bid process? Paul Solman: Supposedly yes. From an AP dispatch … Continue reading
The House is pushing for legislation to enact the 9/11 commission’s recommendations, including distributing homeland security funding and inspecting air and ship cargo. NewsHour correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the congressional activity. Continue reading
The Democrat-controlled Congress, whose goals include raising the minimum wage and reducing corruption, was sworn in Thursday. House Ways and Means Committee chair Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., discusses plans for fiscal reform and Iraq. Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., addresses hopes for cooperation. Continue reading