Albert Hunt is a Bloomberg View columnist and as executive editor of Bloomberg News, he directs coverage of the Washington bureau, which ...
May 14, 2013
WASHINGTON — When it comes to deficit reduction, President Barack Obama may have correctly taken the measure of Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles and U.S. corporate leaders; that's a reason why any deficit deal is more remote than ever.
May 6, 2013
Gabrielle Giffords received a Profile in Courage award this weekend at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The award is fitting, though she is displaying a different kind of courage than was celebrated by the late president in his 1957 best-selling book.
February 19, 2013
Democrats and Republicans in Washington agree: It would be a disaster if the "sequester," with its more than $1 trillion of cuts to defense and domestic spending, takes effect March 1, as scheduled.
February 11, 2013
As his second term begins, President Barack Obama is in his comfort zone, surrounded by loyal lieutenants.
January 29, 2013
Imagine if the 2012 elections had turned out this way: President Barack Obama won the popular vote by five million votes and almost 4 percent, taking seven of the eight largest states, as he did, yet the Republican candidate, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, took the oath of office last week.
December 31, 2012
The 2012 U.S. elections, though they weren’t seminal, revealed much about the nature of the body politic and the direction of American politics.