Congressional Budget Office
Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.
Holidays sales numbers so far have been disappointing, but people appear to be ready for the post-Christmas bargains, and even the tourists know to wait if they want to save money.
Factcheck.org’s Rob Farley told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot that “both sides” are doing the deceiving.
An ad from the Restore Our Future Super PAC says President Obama is denying reality while an direct from the Obama campaign gets the numbers on Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan wrong.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer says failure to the national debt crisis threatens New Yorkers’ Social Security and veterans’ benefits checks.
Supporters were finally confident that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will be approved before the lame duck session ends.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer said Sunday they are offering a less-costly alternative to the original version of the James Zadroga bill.