Congress’ Budget Dysfunction is More Than 4 Decades in the Making

Congress may have averted a shutdown, but don't get too excited, warns a Harvard budget expert. The deal isn't sustainable long term.

Read more February 15, 2018 Leave a comment J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Three Ways the U.S. Should Prepare For the Next Flu Pandemic

Science has come a long way in the 100 years since the worst flu pandemic in history. But that doesn't mean that the country is ready for another health disaster.

Read more February 19, 2018 Leave a comment

VA Secretary Improperly Accepted Tennis Tickets and Billed Taxpayers for Wife's Travel, IG Says

Shulkin denies any wrongdoing, despite evidence that he lied to the media and that his chief of staff altered documents.

Read more February 14, 2018 Leave a comment

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Mueller’s Indictment Puts Details Behind Claims of Russian Interference

Thirteen Russian nationals connected to the shadowy Internet Research Agency were indicted by the special counsel on Friday.

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney testifies on Capitol Hill Tuesday about the Trump administration's budget request.

Trump's Proposed Program Cuts Hint at Where Agency Jobs Could Vanish

Budget's reductions and eliminations justified under rubric of “not working.”

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is allowing a vote to move forward thanks to greater cooperation from OPM on a document request.

Senate Panel to Vote on OPM Nominations After Long Wait

Hearing ends years of stalling over Obamacare rule process.

Copies of Trump's fiscal 2019 budget request are distributed to the House Budget Committee.

All the Trump Budget Cuts Congress Will Ignore

Lawmakers scoffed at the president's calls to slash funding across the government a year ago, and they're likely to do so again.

On Politics Lyndon Johnson meets with candidate Richard Nixon at the White House, July 26, 1968

What Trump-Era Democrats Can Learn From LBJ

Lyndon B. Johnson was an effective policymaker but failed to protect his legacy—much in the same way Obama’s is being toppled today.

Play of the Day: Rex Tillerson and Russian Election Meddling

The State Department chief has an interesting attitude about election hacking by other world powers.

Play of the Day: What Exactly Was Rob Porter's Job?

The fired staffer was important, but what did he do at the White House?

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said that many senior officers are “not being held to the same standards as the rank and file.”

Military Watchdogs Defend Process for Probing Officer Misconduct

Rep. Speier wants tougher standards for sexual abuse cases.

Play of the Day: Trump Loves a Parade

Reports say the president wants a military parade like "the one in France."

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., requested that the committee allow a vote to let Democratic subpoenas on Trump controversies move forward. The vote wasn't granted.

As Democrats Demand Subpoenas, House Panel Advances Good-Government Tools

Bills promote grant reporting efficiency, IG subpoena power and easier access to agency reports.