• Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the "Medicare for All Act of 2017\

    Democrats Gear Up for Single-Payer Health Care Push

    By Michael Rainey

    Democrats are making it clear that they’re serious about moving forward on universal health care. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said last week that she supports holding hearings on Medicare-for-All...

  • House Democrats’ Budget Will Call for Raising Corporate Taxes

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The new Democratic House Budget Committee chairman said Friday that the fiscal 2020 budget blueprint his chamber produces will seek to raise revenue by increasing the corporate tax rate from the...

  • A sign is seen on a fence at the General Grant National Memorial in New York as the partial U.S. government shutdown continues

    5 Ways the Shutdown Pain Could Get Much Worse

    By Michael Rainey

    Now in its third week, the shutdown will become the longest in history if it lasts until Saturday, and the negative effects are starting to accumulate – and could grow more destructive in the coming...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he returns from Camp David to the White House in Washington

    Trump Sets Prime-Time Speech to Ramp Up Shutdown Pressure on Dems

    As the partial government shutdown heads into its 18th day with no sign of a breakthrough to end the impasse, President Trump is looking to make his case directly to the American public — and not...

  • National Zoo closed in due to the partial government shutdown in Washington

    The Widening Impact of the Shutdown

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Washington Post’s Kimberly Kindy, Lisa Rein and Joel Achenbach: “As the partial government shutdown enters Day 14, its effects are starting to cascade far beyond the hulking agency buildings in...