The sequester that everyone hates is hard to replace

Economy / News January 29, 2015
There's one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: It's time to get rid of the forced spending cuts known in Washington as the sequester.

Why You Can’t Fight a War on an Austerity Budget

Economy / News January 28, 2015
From all indications, a consensus is emerging among Republican and Democratic lawmakers that the defense spending caps must be lifted again.

Glickman and Veneman: 2015 Means New FDA Calorie Labeling on Menus

Health / News January 26, 2015
Later this year, regulations from the FDA will go into effect requiring chain restaurants and other establishments to clearly display calorie information beside all food items.

Cost of Care: Health care industry’s old models are crumbling

Health / News January 26, 2015
Fee-for-service medicine was an impregnable fortress fiercely defended by American physicians for a century. Now it’s crumbling.

Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton: How to halt next terror generation

National Security / News January 25, 2015
Although our own homeland is safer, violence perpetrated in the name of radical Islam — as the Paris attacks painfully remind us — has not abated.

When will debt ax fall?

Economy / News January 25, 2015
President Obama and Republicans in Congress are headed for another standoff over the national debt.

What are Republicans going to do about climate change?

Energy / News January 23, 2015
“This is sort of like the coming attractions before a movie,” says Laura Hall, manager of the legislative arm of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank.

GOP optimism about working with Obama in 2015 has quickly soured

Governance / News January 21, 2015
But Jason Grumet, founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, said that while progress may be farther on the horizon than just this year, it will be attainable eventually.

Ex-government leaders: ISIS could make ‘leap’ into cyberattacks

National Security / News January 15, 2015
The Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) could make the leap to serious cyberattacks in the coming months, said a retired top lawmaker and former high-ranking intelligence official.

House rejects bill granting banks more time to comply with Volcker

Financial Reform / News January 7, 2015
The so-called Volcker rule, a part of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law named after former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, prevents banks from making bets with their own money and limits their affiliation with hedge funds and private-equity funds.