2chambers: Edsplainer

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Why are we talking about the debt ceiling again? And what is the debt ceiling anyway?

It's been raised about 100 times through U.S. history -- so why are we talking about it again?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Edsplainer, George W. Bush, Mitch McConnell, president obama

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 11/26/2012

What is the AMT? (Video)

A look at why millions of Americans might need to pay more in taxes if Congress doesn't act -- and why it's all tied to the "fiscal cliff."

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:01 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AMT, Edsplainer, taxes

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 11/02/2012

How are unemployment numbers calculated? (Video)

VIDEO | An 'edsplanation' of who prepares the numbers, how the jobs are counted -- and whether the numbers could be cooked.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  08:35 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Edsplainer, video

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012

What is the fiscal cliff? (Video)

The latest in our "Edsplainer" series tackles the issue set to consume Washington later this year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edsplainer, federal budget, fiscal cliff, House, Senate, sequestration, taxes, taxmageddon

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 07/17/2012

What is the sequester? (Video)

Our first "Edsplainer" tackles the number-one issue facing Washington in the coming months.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:09 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Edsplainer, sequester, sequestration