By Brian Hughes | 07/15/14 02:20 PM
The White House on Tuesday insisted that it was appropriate to place the blame solely on Republicans for Washington gridlock, even as the GOP moves ahead on a highway-funding bill backed by President Obama.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/15/14 10:44 AM
The outlook for the federal debt is still grim, the Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday, and largely unchanged despite the roll-out of Obamacare and a budget deal since its last projection were issued.
By Brian Hughes | 07/14/14 06:25 PM
The White House signaled support late Monday for a short-term Republican fix to the Highway Trust Fund, backing a GOP bill slammed by Democratic leadership.
By Adam Geller | 07/14/14 08:19 AM
The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday, 36 percent of all new arrivals report having a mental illness. On a Friday, it's 54 percent.
By Mark Scolforo | 07/14/14 08:17 AM
The relationship between Gov. Tom Corbett and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature took a turn toward the dysfunctional this week as they traded insults about leadership following his decision to veto millions from the General Assembly's budget.
By Phillip Rawls | 07/14/14 08:15 AM
Gov. Robert Bentley's opposition to new state taxes during his first term could change in a second term.
By Brian Hughes | 07/14/14 07:46 AM
For the White House, it's infrastructure week. Even as House Republicans debate a lawsuit against President Obama for overstepping his executive authority and critics focus on the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, Obama will instead put the spotlight on America's roads, bridges and railways....
By Kelly Cohen | 07/13/14 01:32 PM
A $353 million effort to help federal officials better manage public housing assistance instead "created further opportunity for fraud, waste, and abuse of taxpayer dollars," according to a government watchdog. Created in 2007, the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing...
By Steve Doty | 07/11/14 11:39 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett released a new campaign ad trying to show Democratic challenger Tom Wolf as uninformed about budget and pension issues.
By Zack Colman | 07/10/14 11:32 AM
Congress' appropriations process is still broken.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/10/14 02:47 PM
Congressional lawmakers signaled Thursday that a $3.7 billion spending measure to cope with the immigrant surge at the border will include a provision allowing speedier deportations of thousands of minors.
By Susan Crabtree | 07/08/14 08:15 PM
President Obama is asking Congress for $3.7 billion to respond to the immigration crisis at the Texas border — nearly twice as much as early reports expected him to request.
By Associated Press | 07/08/14 10:25 AM
The Associated Press has learned that President Obama is asking Congress for $3.8 billion to confront the influx of minors from Central America. The figure also includes extra money for fighting wildfires in the West.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/08/14 08:50 AM
On Monday, Senate Democrats used the word "shutdown" 13 times to describe what would happen if Republicans don't support a compromise bill to pay for summer and fall road projects.
By Washington Examiner | 07/07/14 06:03 PM
As Americans celebrated this nation's birthday on July 4, most were likely unaware of a less uplifting commemoration that fell on the calendar during the same holiday weekend. That was Cost of Government Day, or July 6, 2014. The date's significance is one of political math and symbolism. By the...
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