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  • Chart of the Day: How Taxes and Transfers Affect US Incomes

    A new analysis of the distribution of household income by the Congressional Budget Office shows how taxes and means-tested transfers such as Medicaid and food stamps affect US incomes. “The combined...

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    The $65 Billion Superbug Threat to the US

    Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are a deadly and expensive health threat — one that could largely be addressed for just a couple of dollars per person a year, according to an OECD report released this...

  • A Life-Saving Drug Could Come with a $4 Million Price Tag

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis hinted Monday that it is considering charging an eye-popping price as high as $4 million to $5 million for a life-saving new gene therapy to cure rare cases of a disease...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump holds a space astronaut toy as he participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive at the White House in Washington D.C.

    Why the Midterms Could Kill Trump's Space Force

    The fate of President Trump’s new military branch could depend on the outcomes of the midterm elections, says Joe Gould of Defense News. The Pentagon is working on a plan to create the Space Force,...

  • An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington, June 15, 2005. [U.S. Defense Secretary Donald..

    Pentagon’s Revolving Door in Full Swing

    The steady stream of top military officials moving from the Pentagon to defense contractors shows no signs of slowing down, according to a new report from the Project on Government Oversight (POGO),...

  • Chart of the Day: Who Voters Trust with Medicare

    Older Americans come out to vote — and they trust Democrats more than Republicans on health care, writes Drew Altman of the Kaiser Family Foundation at Axios . Advantage Democrats, right? Maybe, but...

  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speak at the National Press Club in Washington

    3 Ways Democrats Could Roll Back Trump’s Tax Cuts

    With President Trump in office until at least 2020, Democrats won’t have the opportunity to enact their own tax legislation for several years, but party leaders are already talking about their...