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Obama Demands Agencies Cut Spending by 5 Percent in 2017

Certain priorities must be protected from cuts, OMB says.

Hillary Clinton Just Told Immigration Activists What They Wanted to Hear

Immigration groups want Clinton to preserve her predecessor's executive actions if she's elected president. On Tuesday, she said she'd go further.

 John Barrasso and John Cornyn accompanied Mitch McConnell when he spoke to the press Tuesday.

Republicans May Offer Short-Term Extension of Patriot Act

A standoff over overhauling the NSA’s surveillance authorities is getting wrapped up in a broader Senate fight about Iran, highway funding, and an international trade deal.

The resemblance is uncanny.

Play of the Day: Casting the 2016 Movie

Conan O'Brien has some clever ideas on actors playing presidential contenders.

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., is starting from scratch to bring relief to the cash-strapped agency.

Congress Once Again Tries to Save the Postal Service

The Senate’s postal warrior gears up for yet another battle.

House members are growing impatient with DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson's ongoing "Unity of Effort" initiative. Johnson is shown here touring an automated package handling facility in Kentucky last summer.

Lawmakers Aim to Streamline Homeland Security Purchasing

Bipartisan bill was prompted by cost estimates for buys that rose by $10 billion.

Obama Announces New Initiative to Help Young Minorities, As Police Deploy in Baltimore

The president unveiled My Brother’s Keeper Alliance from New York on Monday.

You mess with the bull, you get the horns. Texans should know that better than anyone.

Play of the Day: Texas is Not Under Martial Law

Jon Stewart clarifies the reality of the federal republic system.

"Ultimately the president will not allow Republican leadership to get away with these games," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

Democrats Fight 'Double Standard' for Defense Spending

Republicans can't bust through spending caps for the Pentagon's budget but stick with them for civilian agencies, Democrats say.

Senate Might Vote This Week on Budget Deal That Spares Federal Pay, Benefits

The compromise version does not spell out cuts to federal employee pay and benefits.