• Can Lawmakers Avoid a Fiscal Fiasco?

    Congress has until the end of September to fund the government for the next fiscal year and avoid another shutdown. It might have even less time to raise the government’s borrowing limit and avoid a...

  • White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks during a meeting of the Economic Club of New York in New York

    Larry Kudlow Again Says That US Debt Isn’t a Problem

    By Michael Rainey

    Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council, said Tuesday that in his view the $22.5 trillion national debt is not a pressing issue. "I don't see this as a huge problem at all right now...

  • The High-Stakes Budget Fight Ahead

    Lawmakers returning from their July 4th recess face a potentially messy fight over raising spending caps and the debt ceiling, even as battles over border and immigration policies continue — and an...

  • An overcrowded fenced area holding families at a Border Patrol station is seen in McAllen

    The Next Big Border Fight?

    In the last seven months, we’ve seen a 35-day government shutdown driven by disagreements over border wall funding and a congressional clash over a $4.5 billion emergency border funding bill. Now,...

  • A Bradley Fighting Vehicle is moved into place as July Fourth preparations continue at Lincoln Memorial in Washington

    Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ Sparks Fireworks on the 4th

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump famously admired the nationalistic display of military might he witnessed in Paris on Bastille Day two years ago. “It was one of the greatest parades I’ve ever seen,” Trump said at a...

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