Budget
  • The Cost of War Since 9/11

    By Michael Rainey

    The wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have cost the U.S. more than $1.5 trillion, according to Department of Defense data reported by CNCB Monday. The Pentagon report covers war-related operational...

  • Brady Ryan GOP Tax Plan

    Tax Cuts 2.0: What’s in the GOP Plan and Why It Matters

    With an eye toward November’s midterm elections, House Republicans on Monday unveiled legislation to make permanent the individual tax cuts and pass-through business deductions that were set to...

  • FILE PHOTO: The Team MIT Atlas robot "Helios" built by Boston Dynamics opens a door during the finals of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotic Challenge in Pomona, California

    Pentagon Investing Billions in Next-Generation AI

    By Michael Rainey

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA, plans to spend more than $2 billion over the next five years to develop artificial intelligence technologies for military use. DARPA...

  • Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    Obama: 'Suddenly Deficits Do Not Matter'

    Former President Barack Obama stepped back into the political fray on Friday, delivering a blistering rebuke of President Trump and the Republican Party while signaling how he plans to campaign on...

  • Rep. Meadows, House Freedom Caucus Chairman, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Freedom Caucus Divided on Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    Members of the hardline conservative Freedom Caucus in the House are debating the desirability of a government shutdown ahead of the midterm elections, Politico reported Thursday. Caucus chair Mark...