Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is taking ‘extraordinary measures’ to avoid busting the debt ceiling.
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The US hit the debt ceiling in March and is expected to run out of ways to get around the new $22 trillion limit by September. An economist explains why the ceiling is a dysfunctional relic.
Trump invites Barr to speak about efforts to gain citizenship information in the 2020 census.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump's hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
It’s true, research says.
While the US is a nation of immigrants, China is not. That's a huge competitive advantage when doing business in emerging markets.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
President Harry S Truman established the initial version of the National Intelligence Council.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.
The founders weren’t exactly free traders.
Arguments over Trump's tariffs and trade wars are just the latest salvo in a heated debate that has raged since the dawn of the American republic.
The New IRA apologized for killing investigative journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Derry.
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
China has always had a formidable army, but only since 1996 has it begun to develop as a maritime power.
China's naval strategy has been to prevent America from ever projecting its power by sea in the Asia-Pacific region again. Now that it's worked, the region needs to take notice.
Will a handshake lead to a deal?
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Presidents Xi and Trump agreed to restart trade talks at the G-20, but even if a major deal is reached, US companies would still have a very hard time doing business in China.
Erik Brunetti had good reason to be optimistic after the court heard his case in April.
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The high court struck down a ban on trademarking 'immoral' or 'scandalous' words and symbols. A trademark scholar explains why that's a good thing.
Power grids are high priority targets during conflict.
US and Russian tension over power grid cyber attacks is a concern for global stability, but it also highlights our own critical infrastructure vulnerabilities.
Morrison will walk a thin line between Australia’s major ally and its largest trading partner in a Wednesday address on the economic dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region.
In a major speech ahead of the G20, Prime Minister Scott Morrison commits to further enhancing Australia's relationship with China while maintaining its allyship with the United States.
Sarah Kay, “The Type”.
Since 2011, Button Poetry has offered a large number of powerful poetic performances that reveal the plurality of individual stories in the United States.
Radiation therapy for ringworm.
(Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')
Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
Barbie’s designer, Ruth Handler, at a 40th-anniversary party for the famous doll in New York.
2019 marks the 60th anniversary of the world's most famous doll, Barbie. It's an opportunity to look back at the journey of its creator, Ruth Handler, a visionary leader and model for women.
A weaker domestic economy could limit Trump’s options.
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Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
U.S. student debt is estimated at about $1,5 trillion.
Student loan defaults have risen sharply, and the number-one reason is deceptive and misleading practices by for-profit institutions.
Sluggish jobs growth may compel Federal Reserve Board Chair Powell to take action.
The Fed said it's ready to act to 'sustain the expansion.' The latest jobs report suggests it may have to act soon.
Millions of unemployed Americans have become too discouraged to look for work.
An economist explains why the long-term drop in the participate rate is an even bigger problem for the US economy than the May slowdown in jobs growth.
Just another American abroad.
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If headlines about bombings and airplane crashes are making you rethink your international travel plans this summer, a look at how many Americans actually die abroad should set your mind at ease.