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There are insights that emerge from the first in a series of regular quarterly updates of key statistical indicators of the Obama presidency. Read more»

Glenn Hughes, left, Sen. Linda Gray, R-Phoenix, and Curtis Olafson, a Republican state senator from North Dakota, gather after a Senate committee endorsed a resolution that would have Arizona join other states asking Congress to call a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to give states authority to limit the national debt.

The states can and should band together to rein in the national debt by amending the U.S. Constitution, a conservative group’s constitutional scholar told lawmakers Wednesday. Read more» 1

Of the $45.6 billion in Trouble Asset Relief Program funds meant to aid homeowners, the most recent numbers available show that only about $2 billion has actually gone out the door and Congress has mandated that leftover money be used to pay down the debt. Read more»