One week from deadline, budget negotiators Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray are a few billion dollars apart from a deal
That change you leave behind in bins at security check points adds up
(WASHINGTON) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that cutting his Pentagon staff by 20 percent will save at least $1 billion over five years.
At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel laid out details of the plan, which was announced in broad terms last summer. It is part of a larger proposal to reorganize his staff and trim
Democrats and Republicans struggle to find common ground in talks to avoid the next spending fight.
(WASHINGTON) — The partial government shutdown and steep federal spending cuts helped lower the U.S. federal deficit last month, signaling more improvement in the government’s finances.
The Treasury Department says the government ran a deficit of $91.6 billion in October, down 24 percent from the same month a year ago. The decline …
On the first day they met, they agreed to meet again
Just as the last invented Washington fiscal crisis fades from memory, the next one looms ahead, with little signs of optimism from either side of the aisle
The Senate’s number two Democrat says a GOP leader said something nasty to Obama during the shutdown. The White House says it never happened. They can’t both be right.
‘At long last he has done the right thing’
Silver linings for the GOP
Members of the House of Representatives, who sparked the government shutdown through fervent opposition to the Affordable Care Act, used the opening day of the Values Voter Summit as an opportunity to rouse right-wing citizens …
After two days of meetings with congressional Republicans, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that President Barack Obama is not negotiating with the GOP.
His first stopgap funding measure of the shutdown