Sep 27, 2013 — A Senate bill to keep the federal government open for six weeks is expected to pass and move to the House, where GOP lawmakers insist they will insert deal-breaking language to defund Obamacare.
Sep 19, 2013 — Though the Obama administration says that the nation is entering a new era of lower health care spending, an analysis from the agency that oversees Medicare says probably not. Those economists say that health spending will escalate as the economy improves, as it has in past economic recoveries.
Mar 25, 2013 — The most costly ex-president in 2012 was George W. Bush, who received just over $1.3 million.
Nov 30, 2012 — The White House and congressional leaders continue to talk about taxes, spending cuts and how to avoid an end-of-year deadline — when Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire and automatic spending cuts are set to go into effect.
Dec 15, 2011 — The political wrangling continues in Washington as Republicans and Democrats try to get their priorities enacted even as several key deadlines fast approach.
Mar 15, 2011 — The spending bill contained $6 billion in cuts, including earmarks and unused census money.
Mar 10, 2011 — The stopgap bill expected to be unveiled by Republicans Friday is needed because the two parties still can't agree on a longer term spending bill to fund the federal government through September.
Mar 3, 2011 — After meeting with Republicans on the budget, Biden issued a tweet-worthy news release. It was a signal of not much progress.
Feb 3, 2011 — Proposed House GOP spending cuts raised tensions and puts a clash with Senate Democrats closer. House Republicans want to cut $58 billion in non-security, discretionary spending for the rest of the year. Sen. Harry Reid called such cuts "draconian."
Jan 4, 2011 — House GOP members want to show they're serious about cutting government spending by starting small. The $35 million or five percent of the House budget they intend to cut is tiny relative to the $3.55 trillion federal budget. But it's easy pickings.