Interesting question and answer. Bernie Sanders query is predictable but Janet Yellen's response is not. Alan Greenspan no doubt would have answered in a way that allowed for multiple interpretations. But Yellen took the question with little equivocation. Here, quoting Yellen: So, all of the statistics on inequality that you've cited are ones that greatly concern me, and I think for the same reason that you're concerned about them. They can shape the... determine the ability of different ... [...]
According to the State Department’s estimate (January 2013), approximately 6.8 million Americans live abroad. Many more “accidental Americans” live outside the U.S. In the future, both may confront a powerful new weapon wielded by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
An “accidental American” is a person who lives in Canada (or another non-U.S. nation) and holds dual citizenship, whether or not he knows it. For example, it includes every Canadian child born to an American parent even if [...]
We need to be able to laugh t some of the stuff we read.
Here are some great cartoons from USNews [...]
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki will testify next week before a Senate committee in the wake of allegations that dozens of veterans died while waiting to receive medical attention.
Rumors that a secret electronic wait list, which purportedly shows that information from dozens of veterans was entered into computers at a Phoenix VA facility but not saved, surfaced after a retired doctor told CNN that the clinic kept an official list and a sham list of its patients. [...]
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The secretary of state said he should have used a different word. [...]
An interventionist foreign policy is not only often unwise, it's expensive [...]
Ideologues across the political spectrum stand between Americans and a constitutionally modest approach to foreign affairs. [...]
Why the Israeli-Palestinian peace process collapsed - and what comes next [...]
A Time magazine poll of history’s most famous mistresses puts Monica Lewinsky at number eight, just behind Anne Boleyn, but ahead of Camilla Parker Bowles. By the highest standards of the office, it might be a stretch to describe Monica as a mistress, but there can’t be any doubt about the fame. [...]
With Obama in the doldrums, will Hillary Clinton's novelty as a first woman president be enough to convince voters to give Democrats four more years, asks Peter Foster in Washington [...]
This article, written by Eric Boehm, was originally published by Watchdog on May 9. The Government Accountability Office has finished its analysis of the across-the-board Federal budget cuts known as the sequestration and determined that exactly one Federal employee lost a government job. The GAO surveyed 23 Federal departments affected by the budget cuts for its 200-plus page analysis released this week.
Maybe, just maybe, it is time for a government that will worry about running the countr [...]
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the nation’s gun culture has gotten “way out of balance” and the U.S. needs to rein in the notion that “anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime.” [...]
A Republican lawmaker clashed with a top Justice Department official Friday over the administration’s refusal to disclose even the most basic information about its probe of the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups. [...]
Here’s a compilation of things Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blames on or has associated with the powerful Koch brothers. [...]