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  • We May Need ‘Helicopter Money’ to Fight the Next Downturn: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    The next recession will call for unprecedented coordination of fiscal and monetary policy in the U.S. and other advanced economies, according to a new report from the BlackRock Investment Institute...

  • File photo of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module ascent stage, with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. aboard, is photographed from the Command and Service Modules in lunar orbit

    A Discount Moonshot?

    By Michael Rainey

    NASA is working on a plan to return to the moon by 2024 at a cost that’s expected to exceed $50 billion. But according to Politico’s Bryan Bender, former House Speaker and noted lunar enthusiast Newt...

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks with reporters during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Pelosi Warns Trump on Foreign Aid Cuts

    By Michael Rainey

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the Trump administration’s reported effort to cancel more than $4 billion in unspent foreign aid funds raises serious legal issues and could jeopardize the two-...

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    Spending Up, Revenue Down

    By Michael Rainey

    Politicians argue about whether the U.S. has a revenue problem (taxes too low) or a spending problem (spending too high), but in historical context, it looks like the answer might be “both.” The...

  • FILE PHOTO: Greenland's residents grapple with global warming

    Trump Reportedly Wants to Buy ... Greenland?

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    $100 Million: That’s how much President Harry Truman offered Denmark to purchase Greenland back in 1946, a deal the Danes turned down. According to a Wall Street Journal report Thursday, President...

  • Can Lawmakers Avoid a Fiscal Fiasco?

    Congress has until the end of September to fund the government for the next fiscal year and avoid another shutdown. It might have even less time to raise the government’s borrowing limit and avoid a...

  • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York in New York

    Larry Kudlow Again Says That US Debt Isn’t a Problem

    By Michael Rainey

    Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said Tuesday that in his view the $22.5 trillion national debt is not a pressing issue. "I don't see this as a huge problem at all right now...

  • The High-Stakes Budget Fight Ahead

    Lawmakers returning from their July 4th recess face a potentially messy fight over raising spending caps and the debt ceiling, even as battles over border and immigration policies continue — and an...

  • An overcrowded fenced area holding families at a Border Patrol station is seen in McAllen

    The Next Big Border Fight?

    In the last seven months, we’ve seen a 35-day government shutdown driven by disagreements over border wall funding and a congressional clash over a $4.5 billion emergency border funding bill. Now,...

  • A Bradley Fighting Vehicle is moved into place as July Fourth preparations continue at Lincoln Memorial in Washington

    Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ Sparks Fireworks on the 4th

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump famously admired the nationalistic display of military might he witnessed in Paris on Bastille Day two years ago. “It was one of the greatest parades I’ve ever seen,” Trump said at a...

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