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Dec 9, 2014, 10:00pm EST
  • March 30, 2018

    No, Donald Trump can’t just use Pentagon money for his border wall

    Government spending, explained for President Donald Trump.

  • March 23, 2018

    Read Trump’s statement on the omnibus spending bill

    "This ridiculous situation that took place over the last week."

  • March 23, 2018

    The omnibus expands the Trump Organization’s favorite guest worker program

    It will allow the government to double the number of H-2B visas available for US businesses to hire foreign cooks, housekeepers, and servers.

  • December 16, 2014

    Ted Cruz is sorry he ruined his colleagues' weekend

    Especially after they sunk his vote.

  • December 15, 2014

    Ted Cruz just did a huge favor for Democrats

    Cruz forced the Senate to stay open on a Saturday. Harry Reid took advantage of the extra time. Now Cruz's fellow Republicans are pissed.

  • December 13, 2014

    Medical marijuana wins but marijuana legalization loses in congressional spending deal

    Congress is taking a mixed approach to marijuana policy.

  • December 13, 2014

    Why the CRomnibus is called the CRomnibus

    Explained.

  • December 12, 2014

    Could DC ignore Congress's ban on marijuana legalization?

    Legalization advocates say there's a loophole.

  • December 12, 2014

    The real reason Obama pushed House Democrats so hard to pass the CRomnibus

    If the CRomnibus collapsed, what came next would have been worse for Democrats.

  • December 11, 2014

    House passes bill to fund the government after last-minute drama

    The vote was bipartisan.

  • December 11, 2014

    Congress stuck a few anti-environmental measures in the new spending bill

    The bill would block protections for the threatened sage grouse and push for financing of coal plants overseas.

  • December 11, 2014

    House GOP advances spending deal, barely

    The vote was messy, but the outcome was never really in doubt.

  • December 11, 2014

    5 of the shadiest things in the government spending deal

    Several provisions have little or nothing to do with funding the government, and are instead gifts to important interest groups or constituencies.

  • December 11, 2014

    How to sound smart about the 2015 appropriations bill

    Better knowns as THE CROMNIBUS.

  • December 11, 2014

    Congress is about to quadruple funding to help crime victims

    Without costing taxpayers a cent

  • December 11, 2014

    Why Elizabeth Warren hates the government funding bill

    It contains a cozy giveaway to banks written by a Citigroup lobbyist.

  • December 10, 2014

    We have a spending deal. Here's what's in it.

    Plus, day two of the Senate torture report debate, and Republican weigh whether to bring back the filibuster for nominations.

  • December 10, 2014

    Congress sneaks through plan to make school lunches less healthy

    School meals will have to be a little less whole-grain rich after all.

  • December 9, 2014

    Congress quietly tries to weaken campaign finance laws in new spending deal

    The bill would let political parties raise ten times as much money from each donor.

  • December 9, 2014

    Government shutdown likely averted as Congress reaches spending deal

    Now it just has to pass.

  • December 9, 2014

    Congress will block marijuana legalization in Washington, DC

    DC voters overwhelmingly supported legalization in November.