With a budget deal that will spike outlays by $300 billion over two years, lawmakers rediscover the key to consensus in Congress: Crack open the federal piggy bank.
The president and his allies don’t want to protect the bureau’s political independence—they want to subvert it.
A progressive activist is challenging Representative Dan Lipinski, who voted against the Affordable Care Act in 2010. And two of his Illinois colleagues have joined the primary campaign to oust him.
A long-term budget deal that’s coming together in the Senate is complicating short-term spending negotiations.
The 1996 creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program effectively killed cash assistance. Now, Republicans want to use it as a model for the rest of the social safety net.
President Trump on Tuesday night made yet another push for a major bill to rebuild roads, bridges, and railways. But to the frustration of lawmakers, his long-delayed plan is still not ready.
The Justice Department filed to dismiss the corruption charges against the New Jersey Democrat.
Republicans are banking on passing legislation on the issue to help them coast into November—and they’ll need Democratic votes to make it happen.
The organization, With Honor, believes veterans are the key to making Congress work across partisan lines.
Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin primary challenger has made a sport out of trolling Jews on Twitter—and successfully won attention for his extreme views.
Democratic Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado answers questions about DACA, the shutdown, and his efforts to overhaul the Dodd-Frank banking regulations.
The federal government will reopen on Tuesday after Senate Democrats accepted an offer from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to end their filibuster of a stopgap spending bill. Congress passed the bill early Monday evening.
The federal government won’t reopen on Monday, with Democrats rejecting an offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday night. But an agreement might not be far off.
Immigration isn’t the only sticking point.
Congress missed a midnight deadline to avert a shutdown, with the Senate failing to approve a House-passed bill that would have given lawmakers more time to come to a deal on immigration.
The administration plans to keep national parks and public lands partially open even without congressional funding, drawing criticism from Sally Jewell, the former secretary of the interior.
For the GOP to stick it to Democrats, it's going to have to stick together first.
With the president fuming, a funding deadline looming, and a DACA deal far off, a climactic confrontation in Congress might be impossible to avoid.
A Yale professor says she’s telling lawmakers that the president may actually be “dangerous.”
GOP lawmakers had begun working to bring back earmarks to tip the balance of power and grease the legislative wheels. Then President Trump gave them an unexpected boost.