By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 04:01 PM
Shuttering the government has costs of its own: A pair of government shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 cost the federal government more than $2 billion in today's dollars, or nearly $80 million a day. A 1996 congressional report estimated that it cost $1.4 billion to shut down the government for 27...
By Tim Mak | 09/30/13 01:31 PM
Democratic female senators reprised their charges that Republicans are waging a "war on women" Monday, citing a new provision in a House funding bill that target women's preventative health care. The Republican House approved the spending proposal in the wee hours of Sunday that included a...
By Tim Mak and David M. Drucker | 09/29/13 01:08 AM
UPDATE: 12:30 a.m. — In defiance of a White House threat to veto, the House of Representatives brought the country one step closer to a government shutdown very early Sunday by passing a spending bill that would delay the president's signature health care law. In a rare early Sunday morning...
By Tim Mak | 09/27/13 06:47 AM
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in a rut. Nearly seven out of 10 New Yorkers want the next mayor to be someone who's nothing like Bloomberg, someone who would take the city in a different direction, a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC 4/Marist poll shows.
By Tim Mak | 09/25/13 07:24 PM
“Why do you assume the labor market is elastic?” read a recent tweet from the official account of Crossfit, the popular-but-controversial fitness regimen.
By Tim Mak | 09/22/13 11:40 AM
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., both expressed frustration Sunday with the tactics heralded by conservative senators hoping to provoke an Obamacare showdown on the bill to fund government. "If we can do this, we should do it. But we can't," Coburn said on CBS's "Face...
By Tim Mak | 09/22/13 11:38 AM
As Congress hurtles towards a government shutdown, Sen. Ted Cruz warned his Senate colleagues that voting to take up a House bill funding government but not Obamacare would actually enable Obamacare's funding. Last week, the House passed legislation that would fund government but defund...
By Tim Mak | 09/20/13 05:16 AM
Former Rep. Roscoe Bartlett lives tucked away on an off-the-grid swath of West Virginia woodland that serves as an implicit indictment of the inside-the-Beltway life he and so many others have led — a life reliant on the federal government.
By Tim Mak | 09/18/13 12:53 PM
The Heritage Foundation has received the largest donation in its history — $26 million from the family of two long-time donors. The gift from the family of Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis represents more than a third of the conservative think tank's annual budget.
By Tim Mak | 09/17/13 02:31 PM
Conservative media stirred up a brouhaha Tuesday by resurrecting a 2010 Warren Buffett quote on health care as fresh news – and without context.
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