Outside the central bank, there is doubt over the central bank's timeline for raising interest rates
A new report suggests the uninsured aren't getting coverage as quickly as projected.
You can't say your skeptical of government then also say government can predict the future, secure the border, and scan everyone's phone calls.
The CBO report rips a layer of artifice from the immigration debate. Few critics of immigration reform really base their opposition on the economy. Now they'll have to make their real case.
Seriously? A 30-year budget forecast is supposed to solve Washington's woes?
It's as if we took all the good ideas people had to help the economy and reduce the deficit and did the opposite.
The CBO finds Obama's budget would reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over ten years. But how does it do that?
Pay close attention to where the White House and the House Republicans actually diverge. It puts the lie to a lot of what the two parties want you to think they're arguing about.
Washington's most powerful budget nerds have cut their prediction of our deficits over the next decade by more than $600 billion.
One slide. Two paragraphs. Everything you need to know about the budget debate. Well done, Doug Elmendorf.
In 1972, the federal government spent $55 billion on means-tested programs and tax credits. In 2012, it spent $588 billion.
There's another trillion dollar deficit, and this one should scare us.
Here's an easy rule of thumb for scoring budget negotiations: Whichever side is complaining about "baselines" is losing.
The economy is not where it should be. But "where it should be" is getting worse too.
Why has growth been so underwhelming in this recovery? A CBO study says because potential growth has slowed.
Want to see what's behind our fiscal problems? Then you'll want to see this graph.
Only the 13 percent of the fiscal cliff is budget cuts. Almost all the rest is tax increases.
Sure you do. The CBO says that growth will be a mere 1.7 percent -- and that's if we avoid the fiscal cliff. If we go over the fiscal cliff? Hoo boy.
Usually the release of Congressional Budget Office economic and budget projections is as dull as that phrase makes it sound. But not these economic and budget projections, released today by the CBO.
The tax code actually has to become more and more progressive every year to prevent inequality from growing.