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  • Close to the Brink on a Government Shutdown

    Negotiations to avert a possible government shutdown at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday were always likely to go down to the wire as each side sought to maximize its leverage. But the chances of a shutdown...

  • Trump attends Women in Healthcare panel at the White House in Washington

    Trump Opens the Door to Medicaid Work Requirements

    The Trump administration will allow states to create work requirements for some Medicaid recipients for the first time, in what The Wall Street Journal calls “one of the biggest changes in the...

  • More States Are Turning to Toll Roads in 2018

    Get ready, drivers. With gas tax revenue stagnant and transportation funds scarce, states are turning to toll roads in 2018 to fill treasuries and manage traffic — despite outrage from motorists and...

  • health care-ill child in hospital

    CHIP Renewal Would Cost Less Than Expected

    The Congressional Budget Office said Friday that the cost of extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program would be $800 million over five years, far less than the $8.3 billion cited previously...

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat

    The 3 Big Issues on the GOP’s 2018 Agenda

    The top of the GOP’s to-do list for 2018 looks just a bit clearer after President Trump, administration officials and congressional Republican leaders spent two days hashing out their plans at Camp...

  • U.S. Capitol is photographed behind a chain fence in Washington

    Why a Government Shutdown Might Actually Happen This Time

    Congress has 11 days to avoid a government shutdown, with the current short-term funding bill expiring on Friday, January 19. Lawmakers are expected to pass a fourth continuing resolution for the...

  • Why the Fed Isn't Worried About the GOP Tax Cuts

    U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers have come to view Donald Trump’s tax overhaul as a short-term economic boost that will neither permanently supercharge the economy, as the president says, or cause...