The U.S.’s $1.2 Billion Out-of-Control Cell Phone Bill

By Brianna Ehley,The Fiscal TimesMay 22, 2015
Every year, the federal government pays about $1.2 billion to provide federal workers with cell phones and service...

A ‘Fast Track’ to Nowhere Good: The Dirty Details of the Senate’s Compromise

By David Dayen,The Fiscal TimesMay 22, 2015
Conventional wisdom dictates that Congress is a hopelessly gridlocked mess of partisan ideologues, scratching and...

New U.S. Embassy in Kabul $150M Over Budget, Years Behind Schedule

By Brianna Ehley,The Fiscal TimesMay 21, 2015
In 2002 the State Department began making plans to expand its U.S. Embassy in Kabul to create room for the influx...

A Better Way to Pay for Our Infrastructure Fixes?

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesMay 21, 2015
A new study suggests that over the long term, one of the best ways to solve the increasing problem of...
Talking Turkey, Rand Paul

Rand Paul Didn’t Halt NSA Phone Surveillance. A Divided Congress Did

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesMay 21, 2015
The NSA’s ability to collect bulk phone data won’t get renewed this week, but it has nothing to do with Kentucky...

Moving? Here’s How to Do It without the Stress

By Beth Braverman,The Fiscal TimesMay 21, 2015
Few life events are as stressful as buying and selling your home: The process not only involves uprooting your...
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Enough Already on Tax Credits for Moviemakers!

By Elaine S. Povich,Pew Research CenterMay 21, 2015
Louisiana residents may go gaga over Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson when they arrive in the state...

6 Smart Ways to Get the Best Deal on a Used Car

By Staff,Brad's DealsMay 21, 2015
One of the most nerve-wracking things about buying a used vehicle is negotiating the best price. Most consumers...

The Case for Punishing Incorrigible Generals for Wasting Another $36 Million

By Brianna Ehley,The Fiscal TimesMay 21, 2015
Nearly every week, the watchdog tasked with overseeing reconstruction in Afghanistan releases reports detailing...
Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Putin Clamps Down on Russian Activists, Free Speech

By Rob Garver,The Fiscal TimesMay 21, 2015
A new law making it illegal for Russians to associate with “undesirable” foreign groups is causing human rights...
Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive on the outskirts of Baghdad

The Taking of Ramadi: Behind ISIS's Bloody Assault

By Riyadh Mohammed,The Fiscal TimesMay 21, 2015
Almost a year after the fall of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, ISIS has captured Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s...

What's Next for Oil Prices? Look Out Below!

By Anthony Mirhaydari,The Fiscal TimesMay 21, 2015
The recent rebound in the price of crude oil — up some 40 percent from the March low — dragged energy stocks...