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"If CBO didn't exist, it would have to be created to offset the polarization" in today's political environment, former director Peter Orszag (2007-08) said.

How the Congressional Budget Office Won Over Lawmakers

Agency's objectivity helped it stay above the political fray, past directors note at 40th anniversary event.

Play of the Day: Diamond Joe's Rites of Passage

The Daily Show takes another look at Joe Biden massaging Stephanie Carter.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (left) and House Speaker John Boehner.

Senate Move Puts Boehner in a Bind Over DHS Funding

The Senate is preparing to send a clean DHS spending bill to the House, whether GOP leaders there want it or not.

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., introduced the bill.

Lawmakers Want to Guarantee Back Pay For All DHS Employees if Agency Shuts Down

Bipartisan bill would provide retroactive pay to about 30,000 furloughed workers.

Mitch McConnell Announces a Vote on a Clean DHS Funding Bill Is Coming

The Senate minority leader is making his move to try and prevent a shutdown.

ASA astronaut Barry Wilmore works outside the International Space Station on the first of three spacewalks last week.

Ted Cruz's Mission for NASA: More Space, Less Earth

The new space subcommittee chairman thinks the Obama administration has the agency overly focused on climate change at the expense of exploring the cosmos.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.

Democrats Say a Short-Term DHS Bill Would Be Terrible. They May Vote for It Anyway.

Despite the dire consequences of a stopgap funding measure, it would be hard for Democrats to oppose.

Rudy Giuliani later tried to clarify his comments.

Play of the Day: Obama Loves America… Or Does He?

Late-night television hosts eviscerate Rudy Giuliani over his comments at a weekend fundraiser.

While Rubio Holds His Fire, Cruz and Paul Attack on the Next Immigration Front

Unlike the Senate's other two GOP presidential contenders, Marco Rubio hasn't taken a stance on Loretta Lynch's nomination.

Play of the Day: How to Campaign For the Bench

Last Week Tonight takes a look at American judicial elections.