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Jared Bernstein

If everybody is making so much more money, why does the economy still suck?

Dan Joppich, American Thinker The Census Bureau reported an unprecedented increase in household income in the last year, but it just doesn’t pass the smell test.  Is it possible that the Obama administration is trying to stack the deck for Hillary?  Liberal media outlets provide ample examples of how far they will go to make

Fact Check: Hillary Clinton And Women In The Workforce

During a speech in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton launched a major attack on the economic record of her Republican rival, Donald Trump. The speech went over some by-now familiar ground about Trump’s business record, as well as his controversial positions on issues such as government debt and the minimum

Obama Urges Generous Increase in Social Security Benefits

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for an increase in Social Security benefits for the elderly as he hit the road with a speech that previewed his role as campaigner-in-chief for Democrats ahead of the November election. The president’s comments mark a reversal after he sought a bipartisan deal five years ago that would have

Reaganomics Band Gets Back Together to Advise Trump

Donald Trump the real estate developer owes much of his fame to the 1980s. Now Donald Trump the presidential candidate is going back to that decade to call on President Ronald Reagan’s economic team. As the presumptive Republican nominee gets ready to put out his plan to boost U.S. growth, he’s sought advice from some

Chicken Plants, High-Tech Visas And The Immigration Dilemma

Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi, former head of the Republican National Committee, now a political fixer and influential voice in GOP circles, says he first became seriously interested in immigration policy after Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of homes in Mississippi were destroyed, “down to the slab,” Barbour said at a recent conference on immigration hosted