Obama’s icy relationship with Congress: Can it ever thaw?
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Is Barack Obama an imperial president?
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Are the rich really getting richer and the poor getting poorer? 10 income inequality myths debunked.
Research: Allison Terry, Graphics: Jake Turcotte/The Christian Science Monitor
Four Americans and their brushes with Obamacare
Obamacare directly affects mainly those Americans who don’t get health insurance through their jobs. So far, some are happy. Some are furious. Many are scratching their heads. Here are four real-life stories that show some of what’s happening as health-care reform rolls out.
Debt ceiling 101: 12 questions about what’s going on
Graphic: Jake Turcotte Research: Allison Terry
Graphs: Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor
Government shutdown 101: 12 ways it could affect you
If Congress fails to fund the federal government by Oct. 1, the start of the new fiscal year, the government will go into partial shutdown. A list of what to expect if a shutdown takes place.
Obamacare Facts: Who are the people without health insurance?
Research: Allison Terry, Graphic: Jake Turcotte/The Christian Science Monitor
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, is a federally funded program designed to help poor Americans eat well. Founded in 1964, the size of the program has increased dramatically – from 2 percent of Americans in 1970 to almost 15 percent in 2012. The latest surge is attributed to the recent recession.
Research: Allison Terry Graphics: Jake Turcotte
Racial bias and ‘stand your ground’ laws: what the data show
Graphic: Rich Clabaugh/The Christian Science Monitor
The Future of Drones in the US: Do Americans support using drones against US citizens? Can Americans challenge evidence collected by Drones? How many strikes has the US launched in Pakistan?
Graphics: Allison Terry and Jacob Turcotte/The Christian Science Monitor