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…
By Paul Solman
Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and site visitors on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here's Monday's query: Name: Michael Cassady Question: Paul, If the U.S. consumer market is the…
By Elizabeth Shell
Name: Michael Cassady Question: Paul, If the U.S. consumer market is the economic driver of the U.S. economy, and that of China too, with middle-class incomes stagnant, and consumer debt more controlled following the housing market bubble, how many jobs…
Following on the heels of the bipartisan deficit commission chairmen's recommendation of drastic cuts, former Republican Sen. Pete Domenici and former White House Budget Director Alice Rivlin presented a new take on how to reduce the deficit and warned of…
Jeffrey Brown gets three perspectives on the bipartisan fiscal commission's recommendations to cut spending and change tax policy to combat the federal deficit.
A bipartisan deficit commission appointed by President Obama issued a draft proposal of drastic spending cuts Wednesday, ranging from changes in Social Security to tax policy. Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post gives details on what the panel leaders are…
Politicians campaigning to get their message across the airwaves spent almost $3 billion this year. Ray Suarez looks at this election's top campaign ads with Evan Tracey of the Campaign Media Analysis Group.
Gary Gibbon of Independent Television News reports on Britain's decision to dramatically cut the budget to tackle the country's mounting deficit.
Third-party groups on both sides of the political aisle are spending big on advertising this fall - but not at the same rate. Judy Woodruff talks with Evan Tracey, founder of the Campaign Media Analysis Group, for details.
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey speaks with Judy Woodruff about his new book "Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto." This is the first in a two-part series of book conversations with thinkers on both sides of the political…
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