National Politics

Investigation? Review? President Joe Biden faces a messaging problem over classified documents

When Hillary Clinton was running for president, her campaign wanted a gentler way to talk about the criminal investigation into her private email server, so they called it a “security review.” Now, President Joe Biden's team is using similar language when talking about the discovery of classified documents on his watch. It's a rhetorical dance done for years by political figures.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says debt standoff risks 'calamity'

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Saturday that she expects Congress will ultimately vote to raise America's debt limit. But she says demands by House Republicans for spending cuts in return for backing an increase “a very irresponsible thing to do” and risk creating a “self-imposed calamity” for the global economy.