Slate, the online magazine, has a fascinating explainer of an oft-asked question: can individuals help pay down the debt and if so, how?
The Senate finance committee postponed Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner’s confirmation hearing until next week after reports emerged of problems with Geithner’s federal tax return payments. A Wall Street Journal reporter details the latest. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru discuss the presidential candidates’ plans for the troubled economy and how voters are reacting as Election Day draws ever closer. Continue reading
FBI and IRS agents raided the home of Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, in an investigation into possible connections to an oil contractor indicted on bribery. An Alaska-based reporter provides an update on the probe. Continue reading