Powered by oil and gas, U.S. energy production is on the rise
U.S. domestic energy production is rising — up 13.9% from 2005 to 2012, and on track to rise even more this year.
Republicans divided on impact of shutdown, willingness to compromise
The share of Tea Party Republicans who say the economic effect of a government shutdown will be major is 21 points lower than others in the GOP.
The latest News IQ Quiz: How our web visitors stack up against the public
Our online quiz-takers did better than the general public on each of the 13 questions in our latest News IQ Quiz.
Boehner’s hard line on budget is in step with GOP primary voters
This week, House Speaker John Boehner agreed to tie funding of the government to defunding Obamacare, as conservative members of his caucus have demanded. This proposal may be unlikely to survive the Democratic-controlled Senate, not to mention the president’s veto pen, but recent Pew Research Center surveys show that it is clearly in step with […]
Most uninsured Americans live in states that won’t run their own Obamacare exchanges
Almost six-in-ten uninsured Americans live in states that haven’t set up their own health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.
Chart of the Week: A stroll down financial-crisis memory lane
A short history of the financial crisis that exploded five years ago, in one chart.
Nation’s debt has nearly reached its $16.7 trillion ceiling
The federal debt ceiling is nearly $16.7 trillion.
Americans perceive an uneven recovery — and they’re right
Americans have a pretty good sense of how well different aspects of the economy have — and haven’t — recovered from the Great Recession.
Few Americans have confidence in Putin or trust Russia
As the U.S. explores a Russian plan for securing Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, it does so at a time when the American public is skeptical about Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin.
Colorado recall points to greater intensity among gun-rights supporters
Supporters of gun-rights tend to feel more strongly about their position, and more willing to act on it politically, than backers of gun-control legislation.