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Martin O'Malley.

Former governor Martin O’Malley: There’s a new, promising wave of governance — and it’s coming from technology and cities

Martin O'Malley is the former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore. He argues that it's time government embraced the modern way of progress.
Russian President Vladimir Putin

The Russian government is resigning as Putin proposes sweeping changes to the constitution that could extend his power after his presidency

Russia's government is resigning to give Putin room to reshuffle its leadership and weaken his successor through changes to the constitution.
A Federal Reserve police officer keeps watch while posted outside the Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington September 16, 2015.

The Fed’s payments to the Treasury hit a decade low in 2019 as the repo crisis raged

The Fed's market repurchase agreement, or repo, operations drove costs higher as the bank added billions of dollars to the US financial system.

‘The rich should pay more’ — Bill Gates calls for higher taxes on the wealthy in New Year’s Eve blog post

"We've updated our tax system before to keep up with changing times, and we need to do it again, starting with raising taxes on people like me."

The US could raise $1 trillion more in taxes through stricter IRS enforcement, according to a new study

The IRS would need roughly $100 billion more to spend on additional enforcement to hit that target of tax revenue, the economists said.
Americans still need to pay for healthcare and college.

6 things other governments provide that Americans still have to pay for

The American government doesn't cover everything other governments do — but that doesn't mean those benefits are completely free in other countries.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd.

Amber Rudd resigns over Boris Johnson’s ‘short sighted culling’ of government ministers

The work and pensions secretary described the prime minister's sacking of moderate MPs as an 'act of political vandalism.'
Lucien Greaves, spokesman for The Satanic Temple, with a statue of Baphomet.

Everything you need to know about the Satanic Temple, which the US government just officially recognized as an organized religion

The US government has recognized the Satanic Temple as a tax-exempt organized religion. Here's what to know about the fast-growing group.

Modern Monetary Theory could cause one big problem for financial markets

You can probably guess how would markets react if the government suddenly decided to print money to fund its projects.

Here’s how much of each US state’s workforce is employed by the government

Using US Census Bureau data, we found the share of employed people in each state and DC who work for their local, state, or federal government.