It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans used gay marriage as a tool to drive Election Day turnout. But as public opinion on the issue has turned and courts strike down same-sex marriage bans, gay rights is evolving into a wedge issue for Democrats.
Behind the slump in consumer spending Financial markets are at or near record highs, but consumer spending in April was flat. At the same time, Americans are saving money and paying down their credit card debt. What does this mean for the economy?