One of the biggest questions hovering over the federal budget – and, indeed, over the U.S. economy – is whether the recent slowdown in the pace of health-care spending growth will persist. Experts disagree. Here's a taste of the debate.
Many in Congress are calling for sectorwide sanctions on Russia in attempts to stop its further movements into Ukraine. In this video, Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib gives three reasons why sanctions have yet to be imposed.
A new effort is being launched to try to persuade the Republican Party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage from the party’s platform, a steep climb that would require overcoming social conservatives who have dominated the GOP’s position on the issue.
The high proportion of out-of-state money donated to the Senate campaigns of Sen. Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes raises questions about why well-heeled donors who probably don't spend much time in Kentucky would care deeply enough about a Senate race there to write a big check.
Mitt Romney is making his first foray into the 2014 campaign airwaves, appearing in a new U.S. Chamber of Commerce television spot touting Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson in an increasingly heated Republican primary.
Democrats are breathing easier about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, following three pieces of good news in the last week. Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib explains more in this video: http://on.wsj.com/1nnWVEk
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro has been fielding questions from colleagues from around the country in recent weeks, and he answered some in a letter to other presidents of football schools.