When it comes to choosing our nation's leader, choose the one who is experienced, battle-tested and smart, yet compassionate and caring. As President Obama said in July, "there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America."
Social Security is now ahead of joblessness as the top economic concern of the voting public. While this revelation should have triggered some political response to the economic pressures facing the program, politicians seem content with the peace in our time approach that has governed the program for decades and created trillions of dollars of promises for which the system does not expect to generate cash.
The judicial vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court is a problem, yes, but a small one compared to the bigger issue: There are more than 80 other vacancies on the federal bench holding up justice across the country.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2015 directing agencies to allow federal workers to take six weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn child and urged states and cities to follow suit. Progress has been slow, but momentum is building.
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill this week for a whirlwind session that will bring votes on Iran and government funding amid an unwieldy presidential election that threatens to amplify partisan bickering and complicate everything else.
Strengthening the nation's finances should be a top issue in the coming presidential campaign. We are living beyond our means. Do that long enough, and you go broke. When you go broke, you can't pay the rent, get gas for the car, get food for the kids. Voters know this, and they know that we have to stop before it is too late. They are frightened for their children's future.
Political pundits like to label gratuitous political gaffes as "unforced errors" — mistakes that come out of right field without warning or reason. Many conservatives misinterpret the president's — and his surrogates' — consistent, predictable actions as examples of such unforced errors.
WASHINGTON — A controversial tax on medical devices and a requirement that companies offer health coverage for employees who work a shortened week are being targeted for repeal by the new Republican Congress, an indication the party remains committed to undercutting "Obamacare."
The Obama administration has substantially cut estimates of how many people will sign up for insurance coverage in 2015 through the federal health law, projecting millions fewer consumers will use marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.
After more than two years, the Office of Personnel Management released guidelines for phased retirement on Thursday, but not before it missed at least a few people who have already retired or have plans to.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will introduce an emergency spending bill on Wednesday to deal with the flow of minors crossing the border that slashes $1 billion from President Barack Obama's original request but that does not include provisions to speed deportations for the children.