Justice Elena Kagan To Be ‘Far Above Political Fray,’ Or ‘ Obama’s Political Proxy’?

Reaction was predictably immediate and sharply divided after the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan Thursday to be the next justice on the Supreme Court. Senators approved Kagan, 50, to be the fourth woman on the high court by a vote of 63-37. Five Republicans joined all but one Democrat in voting … Continue reading

Analysis: Without Federal Help, Unemployment Would Be Much Higher

Although unemployment remains high and the U.S. economy remains weak, the situation would be much worse without the massive intervention that the federal government undertook in the last year and a half, according to a new analysis. The U.S. economy remains mired in severe distress, as the nation’s unemployment rate … Continue reading