As Americans send in their income tax payments, and Congress decides how to spend the loot, a few lessons may be learned from the way Denmark governs and Danes live.
President Barack Obama is rebounding from record-low approval ratings as he remedies the botched rollout of his health-care website and moves past years of budget standoffs.
President Obama will propose an expansion of popular tax credits Tuesday in a fiscal 2015 budget designed to serve as a blueprint for Democrats in this year's elections.
House Speaker John Boehner let Congress vote on a measure to extend the nation's borrowing authority without any spending conditions -- an unequivocal victory for Obama.
House Speaker John Boehner says the House of Representatives will vote this week to increase in the government's borrowing cap without any add-ons demanded by Republicans.
The budget deficit is set to fall to $514 billion this year, down substantially from last year and the lowest level by far since President Obama took office five years ago.
Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year.
Party leaders pushed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill for this year through the House, shunning the turmoil of recent budget clashes with compromise.
For much of its half-century history, the NEA has been steeped in controversy, in part because of the projects it funds. But is the agency still relevant?
People hoping for a government that works better can't decide whether to cheer or lament a budget bill that legislative leaders call a breakthrough though it does little.
The Basic Income Guarantee is a plan to eliminate poverty by giving every adult enough money to live on, no strings attached. Crazy? Maybe. But Switzerland is considering it.
Fast food isn't as cheap as you think it is: New studies reveal that your low-priced burger served up by low-paid employees comes with a hidden high price tag to taxpayers.
At American Civics Exchange, investors can buy and sell "shares" of likely developments in Washington. But are these investments any more telling than those on Wall...
Think the government shutdown and furlough is just a Washington, D.C.,-area problem? Think again: The economic impact is headed your way, too.
New Zealand's government expects to raise up to $1.8 billion by selling nearly half of the country's largest power company.
Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich is calling attention to food insecurity this week by spending only $31.50 on food -- the weekly allotment for people on SNAP benefits.
A report from the Government Accountability Office found that the Social Security Administration made $1.3 billion in improper disability payments.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warned Congress on Monday that the U.S. will hit its borrowing limit in mid-October, giving legislators a clear deadline to raise the debt ceiling.