• Donald Trump December 24, 2018 1:42 am

    Fact Check: Trump Garbles Syria Story, Poverty Record

    President Donald Trump is garbling his story about what’s going on with the Islamic State group. Has it been defeated or is it still a fighting force? He had it both ways over the course of several days. In a tumultuous week capped with the launch of a partial government shutdown, Trump also spread misinformation about poverty, the Russia investigation...

  • Facebook August 1, 2018 2:08 pm

    The US Economy's Doing Great, But Not Everyone's Doing Well. Here's Why

    “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.” And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960’s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth is up. Yet the numbers that collectively sketch a picture...

  • Facebook August 1, 2018 5:08 pm

    The US Economy's Doing Great, But Not Everyone's Doing Well. Here's Why

    “The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.” And it is. Steady hiring has shrunk unemployment to 3.8 percent — the lowest since the 1960’s. Consumers are spending. Taxes are down. Inflation is tame. Factories are busy. Demand for homes is strong. Household wealth is up. Yet the numbers that collectively sketch a picture...

  • Donald Trump June 14, 2018 4:17 am

    Weak Pay Growth Puzzles Fed Chief, Just Like Everyone Else

    Halfway through a news conference Wednesday, the head of the world’s most powerful central bank was asked a question weighing on the minds — and the checking accounts — of Americans everywhere: When will people finally start getting meaningful pay raises? Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, had no satisfactory answer. He called it a “puzzle.” And then,...

  • Donald Trump June 14, 2018 7:17 am

    Weak Pay Growth Puzzles Fed Chief, Just Like Everyone Else

    Halfway through a news conference Wednesday, the head of the world’s most powerful central bank was asked a question weighing on the minds — and the checking accounts — of Americans everywhere: When will people finally start getting meaningful pay raises? Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, had no satisfactory answer. He called it a “puzzle.” And then,...

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