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  • How to Get Congress to Do Its Most Basic Job

    Congress may have agreed on a massive two-year budget deal this month, but the government is still running on a short-term spending bill through March 23. Earlier this week, USA Today’s Deirdre...

  • The rising cost of existing tax breaks could add about $3 trillion dollars to the federal debt by 2020.

    Most Americans Aren’t Feeling the Tax Cuts Yet

    Only a quarter of registered voters are seeing the effects of the recently passed tax cuts in their paychecks, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday. The majority of...

  • July 21, 2014

    Are We Turning the Dials the Wrong Way?

    “Federal fiscal policy is entering uncharted territory,” Goldman Sachs economists Alec Phillips and Blake Taylor warned Sunday in a research note. Their title: “What’s Wrong with Fiscal Policy?” You...

  • America's Staggering Defense Budget in One Chart

    The military news site Defense One examined the White House’s budget request for the Pentagon and mapped it against levels seen since the second world war. The site found that, “According to...

  • U.S. President Trump sits at his desk before signing bills at the White House in Washington

    Tax Overhaul Gaining Support

    The public is slowly warming to the Republican tax overhaul, according to a new survey from The New York Times . Approval has risen to 51 percent, up from 46 percent in December, likely driven at...

  • Trump’s Historic Shift on Medicaid

    Requiring able-bodied adults to work for their Medicaid is just part of the Trump administration’s drive to remake the decades-old health insurance program for the poor. The administration signaled...

  • A War Within the VA

    A White House official emailed a political appointee to the VA late last year about ways to oust Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, The New York Times reports. Shulkin says people in his...