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  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017\

    Voter Support for 'Medicare for All' Plunges: Poll

    With Democratic proposals to provide “Medicare for all” increasingly in the headlines — and increasingly the subject of debate over whether the program would or should involve eliminating private...

  • Eighty-four percent of Americans receiving refunds intend to pay down debt, save or invest.

    Why Smaller Tax Refunds Could Ding the Economy

    Although tax season has only just begun, early data from the IRS shows that the average individual tax refund is 8.4 percent smaller so far this year. Some critics have been quick to blame the...

  • Medicare, Medicaid Control Costs Better Than Private Insurers: Study

    Growth in Medicare and Medicaid spending per enrollee was slower than in private insurance between 2006 and 2017, according to an analysis released this week by the Urban Institute. Medicare spending...

  • U.S. President Trump addresses sheriffs and police chiefs conference in Washington

    Trump Likely to Sign Border Deal, Avert Another Shutdown

    Lawmakers are scrambling to finalize their compromise package on spending and border security — and resolve a few lingering differences — but once they’re done, President Trump is expected to...

  • Number of the Day: $22 Trillion

    The total national debt surpassed $22 trillion on Monday. Total public debt outstanding reached $22,012,840,891,685.32 , to be exact. That figure is up by more than $1.3 trillion over the past 12...