Total National Debt as of 08/16/2017 (source)
Top Dem seeks to abolish debt ceiling

Top Dem seeks to abolish debt ceiling

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) plans to file a bill into Congress in September that eliminates the debt ceiling, The Hill reports. […]

Dow Jones and S&P top record highs

Dow Jones and S&P top record highs

FBN Securities Chief Market Strategist told CNBC that “Apple’s continued success was helping drive the strong earnings” in the stock market, […]

GOP debates deep cut to corporate tax rate

GOP debates deep cut to corporate tax rate

The tax debate is moving forward-the Senate debated last week about exactly how low corporate taxes should be cut. This […]

‘Trump factor’ behind recent economic gains

‘Trump factor’ behind recent economic gains

Economist and former Trump campaign advisor Larry Kudlow remarked on a radio show on Sunday that the ‘Trump factor’ is […]

Senate confirms key financial nominees before summer recess

Senate confirms key financial nominees before summer recess

Nominations were confirmed today for the CFTC, completing another round of appointments this August. The Senate also confirmed Republican Brian Quintenz […]

Mulvaney, in reversal, backs Mnuchin on debt ceiling hike

Mulvaney, in reversal, backs Mnuchin on debt ceiling hike

White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney said that he supports a debt ceiling increase, The Hill reports. This comes in […]

Thune: Debt ceiling action ‘unlikely’ before September

Thune: Debt ceiling action ‘unlikely’ before September

Sen. John Thune said that efforts to lower the national debt will be ‘unlikely’ before next month, The Hill reports. […]

US businesses added 178,000 jobs in July

US businesses added 178,000 jobs in July

US has added over 175,000 jobs this past month! The gain in private-sector employees owes its thanks to education, business […]

Dems express interest in working with GOP on bipartisan tax reform

Dems express interest in working with GOP on bipartisan tax reform

A bipartisan line of communication is opening to reform the state of the current tax system is underway in Washington. […]

Ryan praises conservative group’s efforts to promote tax reform

Ryan praises conservative group’s efforts to promote tax reform

The American Action Network (AAN) said it plans to spend $5 million on messaging that pushes tax reform, The Hill […]