Friday’s surprisingly robust jobs report cheered Democrats hoping to retain the White House and capture the Senate next year, but it heralded a new atmosphere of uncertainty by flashing a green light to the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, which could undermine economic growth.
Wall Street prepares for possible rate hikes, Obama's COP21 conference in December, Bernie Sanders draws distinctions with Hillary Clinton, and liberals suffer losses on ballot initiatives like marijuana legalization and anti-discrimination
By now, it is no secret that the housing bust hit black home buyers harder than whites. But a surprising new study shows that many new black homeowners also lost substantial wealth during the boom that preceded the bust.
"This column is not what you think it is going to be. Because I have moderated two general election debates -- in 2004 and 2008 -- I know better than to carp from the sidelines. But that hasn't stopped the requests that have poured in every day for a month, as news outlets from around the world have asked my opinion on debate moderation."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.