The President's "across-the-aisle" plan to give housing relief to the middle class needs to give credit where credit is due.
FORTUNE -- Washington is very good at creating things out of thin air. The Federal Reserve has created trillions of dollars that it has used to buy securities in an attempt to hold down interest rates. Congressional Republicans have created numerous reasons why having the federal government default on its debt is MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - Aug 14, 2013 5:00 AM ET
There are plenty of unanswered questions around the potential unwinding of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but one thing is certain: It will cost homebuyers more to get a mortgage.
FORTUNE – Efforts to wind down the government's support of America's biggest mortgage companies are gaining traction; the question now is how much more could it cost homebuyers if Congress scales down Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, or ends the companies MORENin-Hai Tseng, Writer - Aug 8, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The real lesson of recent scandals should be this: Civil service reform is desperately needed in Washington.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
FORTUNE -- What's becoming clearer now probably should have been obvious from the beginning: The IRS scandal sprung from bureaucratic incompetence -- and not some grand conspiracy to stifle the Obama administration's opponents that goes all the way to the top.
That won't deter the President's lead inquisitor, House Oversight and MOREJun 4, 2013 6:31 AM ET
If it's fair to limit taxpayers' expense for retirement money being set aside by "the rich," it's vastly more fair to limit taxpayers' expense for Obama's own package.
FORTUNE -- It's a lot of fun to be able to make what you think are clear, simple points about the difference between what people in power propose for the likes of you and me, and what they get for themselves.
But every once MOREAllan Sloan, senior editor-at-large - May 10, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Rather than be shocked into comprehensive action, look for Congress to come up with some temporary Band Aid for the sequester. While better than doing nothing, this is not a great solution.
By Mohamed El-Erian
FORTUNE -- My short trip to Europe this week served as a vivid reminder of how accustomed we have become in America to Congressional dysfunction. Back on U.S. soil, it took just a few minutes of listening MOREMar 1, 2013 9:43 AM ET
The president didn't offer much comfort to the manager and owners of American businesses who complain that high tax rates, strangling regulation, and health care reform are thwarting investment in American jobs.Feb 13, 2013 10:25 AM ET
We need time to properly reset our national priorities and get our fiscal house in order, so let's push the fiscal cliff to 2014 and go with a tax surcharge on those earning more than $500,000. By Ram CharanNov 20, 2012 1:43 PM ET
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Tesla's Elon Musk reflects on his company's role in the presidential election.
FORTUNE -- During the second presidential debate, Mitt Romney raised Silicon Valley eyebrows by suggesting that electric car-maker Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) was a "loser," akin to failed solar company Solyndra.
The comment was roundly criticized, particularly given that Tesla has been well-received by the public markets and says that it is on track to repay its Department of Energy MOREDan Primack - Nov 13, 2012 4:14 PM ET
If Republicans are looking for someone to blame, they should look inside their own tent.
FORTUNE -- In the aftermath of President Obama's victory over Mitt Romney, there has been a lot of attention paid to how the Obama campaign successfully defined Romney as an out-of-touch corporate raider. And most of the credit has gone to Obama campaign boss Jim Messina, who made a "grand bet" to saturate the summer airwaves MOREDan Primack - Nov 9, 2012 11:45 AM ET
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