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Economics Daily Digest: Politics broke the economy, campaign financing, Preet Bharara

By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our weekday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. The Politics of Economic Stupidity (Project Syndicate) Roosevelt Institute Chief...Show More Summary

Pacific Island links: Slump in gas hits PNG, Solomon Islands cabinet, new Tongan PM and more

Tess Newton-Cain gives us an idea of what the year ahead might hold for Pacific politics in this piece from Devpolicy. The collapse of energy prices could have a devastating impact on PNG's resource-dependent economy. Paul Flanagan argues...Show More Summary

The sad consequences of the fear of QE

Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in Political Economy at the London School of Economics, gives his thoughts on the ECB meeting this Thursday, where Mario Draghi is expected to announce a programme of quantitative easing. IT APPEARS...Show More Summary

Political theatre

IN 1999 Bill Clinton gave his seventh state of the union address. America’s economy was not just recovering, but in the middle of a decade-long boom. For the first time since the 1960s (and the only time since), the federal budget was in surplus. Show More Summary

Memo to Dems: Voters you need to win back still really don’t like this economy

One of the big political stories of the moment is rising economic optimism. President Obama delivers his State of the Union speech at a time when he is “clearly benefiting from signs of accelerating economic growth,” in the words of polling analyst Nate Cohn, who adds that the chances of a Democratic victory in 2016 […]

Obama is Flailing with a “shrinking” State of the Union audience

The trends with political speeches like the State of the Union have been trending down for some time, but it probably won’t go up as Obama makes yet another stump speech on how to fix the economy.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Obama Plan Reignites Tax Fight | Views of Economy Brighten–WSJ/NBC Poll | Guide to the State of the Union

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

The Burning Question

Gerald Seib: “The next cycle in politics belongs to the party that can devise, articulate and implement a solution to today’s fundamental economic mystery, which is why the economy is growing but leaving wages stagnant, the middle class stuck and [...] The post The Burning Question appeared first on Political Wire.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Obama to Propose Tax Increases on Investments | The Middle Class Becomes 2016 Focus | Eight Charts on the State of the Economy

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Policy; Ag Economy; Trade (Cuba); Regulations; and, Biofuels- Monday

Policy Issues Evan Halper reported on the front page of yesterday’s Los Angeles Times that, “The political clash over climate change has entered new territory that does not involve a massive oil pipeline or a subsidy for renewable energy, but a quaint federal chart that tries to nudge Americans toward a healthy diet. “The food pyramid, that […]

Saturday Morning Politics Thread: It's the Economy, Stupid [Y-not]

As I was looking for inspiration on what to cover next, I decided to double-check the exit polling from 2012. Voters claimed their top issue was "the economy": The early exit poll results show the economy is the number one...

Why Republicans Want to Give President Obama More Power

The politics of passing the largest trade agreement ever—further tying the economies of 12 countries nested on the Pacific Ocean, an area larger than the Earth’s landmass—is complex, to say the least. But House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan, a pivotal figure on trade in his new perch, appears optimistic that Congress can pass…

Yes, the Federal Reserve has enormous power over who is president

The arc of the political universe is long, but it bends towards monetary policy. That's the boring truth that nobody wants to hear. Forget about the gaffes, the horserace, and even the personalities. Elections are about the economy, stupid, and the economy is mostly controlled by monetary policy. That's why every big ideological turning point—1896, […]

Van Hollen Tax Proposal An Economic and Political Home Run

Rep. Chris Van Hollen's (D-MD) proposal to tax Wall Street speculators and CEO millionaires to put money in the pockets of working families and the middle class, the engines of our economy, is a political and economic home run. It allows...Show More Summary

How to Develop the Next Generation of Innovators: Stop Treating Everyone the Same Way

What if we are going about jumpstarting our own economy the wrong way? I'm not talking about any political party. I'm talking about our modest sensibilities: our belief that giving our best and brightest special consideration is elitist and wrong.

Capital Journal Daybreak: Political Roadmap for Keystone XL | Upbeat Economy Spurs Fight for Credit | Charlie Hebdo Attack Suspects Believed to Take Hostage

The Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

Capital Journal: Political Roadmap for Keystone XL | Upbeat Economy Spurs Fight for Credit | Charlie Hebdo Attack Suspects Believed to Take Hostage

Sign up for the newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/CapitalJournalSignup Highlights Attack Suspects Believed to Take Hostage | Suspect in Charlie Hebdo Attack Was Trained in Yemen Neil King Jr.: Upbeat Economy Spurs a Political Fight for Credit, but Little Else Keystone XL Moves Closer to Congressional Approval Seib Video: The Political Roadmap for Keystone XL SUSPECT IN PARIS [...]

The Upbeat Economy Spurs a Political Fight for Credit, but Little Else

The growing U.S. economy has sparked a political fight for credit but hasn't paved the way for new policies.

Political Risk in Countries Around the World in First Quarter 2015

Global issues like terrorism, the economy, climate change and Middle East turmoil will sadly burden us this quarter and all year. These are factors that may hinder stability in the international system - that's global political risk in a nutshell. Show More Summary

Optimism for 2015

Politics and the economy are both looking up. President Obama’s big-government spending, planning, and executive-branch overreach were crushed at the polls. Elections matter. The GOP has been rejuvenated. Republican governors will lead the way. Show More Summary

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