Todd Zwillich

Business, Economics and Jobs

Biggest. Deficit. Ever.

An outgoing president leaves a successor many things. This year, President Bush will leave something else: a record $482 billion deficit. (The economic stimulus plan contributed a big chunk of it.) How much debt can Americans stand, and what does it mean for the presidential candidates with costly plans of their own?

Politics

How health care's public option might pass

In the Senate Finance Committee today, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) are introducing an amendment to add the hotly-contested public option to the Finance Committee's health care bill. We talk about the ramifications.