George H.W. Bush

Will Budget Battle End With a Tax Increase?

Republicans pushing for spending cuts in the 2011 federal budget may be ready to shut the government down to get their way. But is anyone ready to do what it would take to really make a dent in the federal budget: raise taxes on the rich, close corporate tax loopholes, and cut war spending?

Legal Briefing: So What If the Prop. 8 Judge Is Gay?

In the wake of Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling that California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban violated the U.S. Constitution, some are charging the judge was biased because he's gay. But Walker has another set of biases that his detractors would probably prefer not to discuss.

Obama and the Dems Are Down, but Hardly Out

President Obama's approval rating has dropped. But here's something investors should know: The rate has declined for nearly every president from the first year to the second. A lot of the drop stems from the poor economy and the unemployment rate. A stronger economy always reverses the trend.