Recent Stories By David Fahrenthold:
GOP Proposes One Year Delay to ObamacareSeptember 28, 2013
House Republican leaders proposed a new plan to the GOP rank-and-file Saturday afternoon: Make a new gesture of defiance toward President Obama's health-care law, even if it increases the chances of...
The Sequester Isn’t Half As Bad As ‘Advertised’July 1, 2013
Before “sequestration” took effect, the Obama administration issued specific — and alarming — predictions about what it would bring. There would be one-hour waits at airport security. Four-hour waits...
Dead Zeppelins: The Helium Program Feds Can’t Cut April 26, 2013
President Ronald Reagan tried to get rid of it. So did President Bill Clinton. This October, their wish is finally set to come true. The Federal Helium Program — leftover from the age of...
New Bank Bailout: $890,000 in Fees for Empty AccountsApril 24, 2013
If you are a federal worker on furlough this week — or an airline passenger delayed by federal furloughs — you might save your blood pressure, and go read another story. This one is about all the...
Budget Cuts: How Government Cooks the Books February 11, 2013
Late on the night of April 8, 2011, Washington’s leaders announced that they’d just done something extraordinary. They had agreed to cut the federal budget — and cut it big. “The...
Origins of a Debt ShutdownAugust 7, 2011
In mid-January, newly installed as the GOP House majority leader, Virginia’s Eric Cantor rose to the podium inside a spacious hotel ballroom to deliver a message to his troops, including the 87...