The good news: The bill should prevent another shutdown. The bad news is it doesn't grapple with the largest, most difficult spending questions.
After a nascent talks between the White House and House GOP broke down Saturday, all eyes are on the Senate to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
D.C. agrees there's progress toward raising the debt ceiling and reopening the government, with both sides finally talking, but where they will come out is still unclear.
With Senate approval unlikely on Monday, the government will be out of money on Tuesday unless a last-minute deal emerges.
If Republicans in Congress are able to enact new reductions to federal programs, that's exactly what food-stamp recipients will get.
The actress seems to be readying a run against Mitch McConnell, and that worries Bluegrass Staters who fear she could hurt the party.
Republican skepticism of government overall, not the party's stance on borders, alienates the growing demographic.
The speaker managed to wrangle an up-or-down vote on the Senate compromise and win its passage, averting major tax increases on all Americans.
Under this summer's debt-limit compromise, $1.2 trillion will be cut if the panel doesn't act. Can Congress circumvent that requirement?
On a night of deficit drama, the speaker follows the president with his own news conference, saying the deal was changed
With the debt ceiling limit vote looming, the president and the House Speaker take it to the links, then grab a beer
From Taft to Obama, throwing out the first pitch has been a time-honored tradition