The vote came shortly after Senator Ted Cruz wrapped up his 21-hour talkathon in opposition to Barack Obama’s healthcare law
At the Senate Democratic caucus lunch on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland presented her colleagues with a plan to solve the current budget crisis and the sequester woes. Her idea is relatively simple: keep the …
Here is the sequence of steps Washington will take this week before it faces a pivotal decision
The sage of Omaha says the market won’t fall apart over government shutdown brinksmanship because investors expect Washington to act “irrationally” for only so long.
The elusive “Grand Bargain” became less grand Tuesday, without any new certainty of ever becoming a bargain.
The effects of sequestration and payments from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gave the U.S. Treasury its largest monthly surplus since before the financial crisis.
According to Treasury’s Financial Management Service, the federal …
White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan discussed the budget over beers at Brasserie Beck
Washington is atwitter about Paul Ryan’s latest give-no-quarter budget. It is an absurd document, of course. But is it relevant? Probably not.
Beyond the ideological fracas is the last best chance for a grand bargain this summer.
There is a real chance now to get a grand bargain in place before Labor Day.
The House Republican stopgap bill locks in the sequester cuts while cushioning their impact on party priorities.
As budget officials wrestle with the sequester, the next cliff is already looming, just weeks away.
You changed the channel, you clicked away from the headlines, and you tried to ignore it. But the sequester can no longer be avoided. On March 1, the latest dysfunctional deadlock in Washington will trigger $85 billion in …