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The study that gun-rights activists keep citing but completely misunderstand

A 2013 National Academies report has become a hot topic in the dispute over whether the CDC should resume its controversial firearms research.

Hiring rebounds in September; unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent

The strength in hiring this year has been one of the clearest indications that the country is finally escaping the long shadow of the Great Recession.

Obama’s proposal to aid migrant children would help very few of them

The administration floats a pilot program that would grant Honduran children refugee status.

The inside story of how the White House learned to love the minimum wage

President Obama has made a $10.10 minimum wage the centerpiece of his economic agenda. But that wasn't the case early last year.

The two charts you need to see to understand Obama’s new budget

Obama’s newly-released 2015 budget might set a new standard for budgetary Pollyannaism.

Obama budget seeks new spending, new taxes to boost economy, tame debt

President Obama on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious budget that promised more than $600 billion in fresh spending to boost economic growth while also pledging to solve the nation’s borrowing problem by raising taxes on the wealthy, passing an overhaul of immigration laws and cutting health costs without compromising the quality of care.

Obama and Ryan both tout economic opportunity, but their ideas are diametrically opposed

Obama and Ryan use strikingly similar language to describe the nation's economic challenges. But their policy prescriptions are vastly different, and aimed primarily at providing their parties with an economic vision heading into the midterm congressional elections.

How Obama is trying to lift up young men of color. A Q&A with Joshua Dubois.

President Obama today is unveiling a new initiative, called "A Brother's Keeper," that launches a new administration focus on young men of color. A Q&A with a former adviser.

Liberals didn’t kill Obama’s Social Security cuts. Republicans did.

Liberals think they killed Obama's proposal to trim Social Security benefits in the future. Actually, Republicans did.

President Obama has jettisoned deficits as an issue. The American people agree.

A Pew poll shows the deficit is not among the top five policy concerns for the first time in Obama's tenure.

Obama’s budget shows how difficult it will be for him to achieve his 2nd-term goals

In trying to rebuild discretionary spending, the plan is a reminder that the president is falling short on his domestic priorities.

A visual history of President Obama’s economic policy

The release of a new report on Obama's efforts to revive economic growth offers a visual guide to his economic policies.

How Obama secretly became the anti-poverty president

Nothing defines Obama as much as the fight against poverty. But you might not know it.

It’s ridiculous to declare Obama’s presidency ‘finished’

A bit early for all the doomsaying.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 10, 2013

The best speech Obama has given on the economy

Read it in full.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 4, 2013

Wonkbook: A low for the Obama administration

The two core projects of Obama's second term are in tatters.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Nov 14, 2013

Why did Obama promise people could keep their health insurance? Blame Bill Clinton.

Veterans of the effort to pass Clinton's health-care plan believed their core mistake was producing a plan that upended the insurance arrangements of almost every American.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 12, 2013

The brutal economies of hard-line Republican districts, in one chart

Many of the districts in favor of the shutdown also have higher unemployment.

This one photo shows how humiliating the government shutdown is for the United States

Where's Obama? Not in this photo of the most important world leaders gathered in Indonesia.

How Obama can win the debt standoff in 3 steps

Here's how President Obama and congressional Democrats can break the fever of tea party Republicans and keep the government open.

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