Senate Rejection of Keystone XL Measure Sets Up 2015 Showdown
Keystone XL pipeline backers came up one vote short in the Senate though vowed to try again in January.
Valliere: Despite Victory, Republicans Shouldn’t Think Voters Love Them
Strategist Greg Valliere cautioned that the midterms were a referendum on Obama, not the GOP, and discussed what he said were six big political myths.
GOP May Take Senate, but No End to DC Dysfunction: Political Pundits
Inside-the-Beltway political 'handicappers' Stuart Rothenberg and Charlie Cook tell IRI crowd not to expect tax reform even if Republicans take control of the Senate.
Obama’s Budget Drops Plan to Limit Social Security Increases
The so-called chained-CPI formula was part of a bid by the president to engage in deficit-reduction negotiations with Republicans.
GOP Jumps on Minimum Wage Job-Loss Report
The CBO report said boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs.
New Hire Roundup: American College Names Linda Need Board Chairwoman
Also this week, Hy Saporta was named COO of Steward Partners Global Advisory, and a former top Boehner staffer joined the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Yellen, Not Debt Ceiling Debate, to Spark Washington Fireworks
While Yellen will face tough critics Tuesday, analysts are optimistic that a debt limit bill will pass prior to the Feb. 27 deadline.
Will Delaying Social Security Benefits Be a Tough Sell to Clients in 2014?
Retirement planners may have a tough time in 2014 persuading clients to hold off on claiming Social Security benefits until the last year possible.
Budget Deal Heads for Likely House Passage
Speaker John Boehner criticized conservative groups for opposing it; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said "neither side got everything it wanted."
Government Shutdown Ends, Debt Default Averted
Federal employees began returning to work on Thursday after the legislation passed both houses of Congress late Wednesday and was signed into law by President Barack Obama just after midnight.