As the coronavirus crisis and nationwide protests shake up Washington, Issue One’s Meredith McGehee speaks with MarketWatch about the November elections, the government’s massive aid spending, racial inequalities and more.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton testifies Thursday before a sub-panel of the Democratic-run House Financial Services Committee.
The level of U.S. government red ink is set to explode to more than twice the size of the entire economy in three decades, according to a prominent anti-deficit group.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to be hampered by the Trump administration’s move to nominate SEC Chairman Jay Clayton for U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, according to one analyst.
Donald Trump’s big campaign rally in Tulsa wasn’t quite as big as promised, with the man leading the president’s re-election efforts blaming the no-shows. But there was apparently something else at work.
President Donald Trump asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to buy U.S. farm products in order to help him win agricultural states in the November election, according to a new book by former national security adviser John Bo...
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is promising that there will be disclosure of the bigger companies that received Paycheck Protection Program loans, following widespread calls for more information on borrowers.
In the wake of news that Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is willing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, which is conducting an antitrust investigation aimed at Big Tech, multiple published reports say Facebook’s Mark Zuck...
House Democratic leaders say they’ll take the first step toward making the District of Columbia the 51st state next week, with a June 26 vote in the House of Representatives.
While the Trump administration is reportedly preparing a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure plan, analysts have doubts about whether that type of package could become a reality in divided Washington.
Congress just found more than $100 billion in extra cash in its Paycheck Protection Program and one Republican senator already has an idea how to spend it: fix up businesses damaged by the riots sparked by the killing of G...
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin signals the Trump administration could be open to providing another round of stimulus checks to Americans, as he speaks at a Senate hearing about what may go in Washington’s next coronavir...
A comprehensive bill by Democrats to overhaul police practices in wake of the death of George Floyd could be approved by the House of Representatives as early as the middle of this month, according to a senior Democrat.
Nobody believes the unemployment rate in the U.S. fell to 13.3% in May and reflects the true state of the labor market, not even the government beancounters who came up with the number.
The better-than-expected U.S. jobs report for May likely will hamper the push for another big coronavirus relief package, but Washington probably still will deliver an additional aid measure in July, analysts say.
We can’t seem to agree on much of anything these days, but a new has apparently found some common ground:
The coronavirus has cost millions of Americans their jobs, but the pandemic has been particularly painful and deadly for African-Americans.
President Donald Trump on Friday signs into law a bill easing conditions for small businesses tapping the government’s Paycheck Protection Program, with his OK coming after the measure scored broad support from lawmakers.
The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing Thursday on potential U.S. sanctions against Hong Kong for China’s recent approval of legislation that could undermine democratic freedoms in the region, but Democrats and expert...
House Democrats are close to unveiling legislation to reform policing standards, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.