Budget
  • The Great Debt Debate

    By Michael Rainey

    We told you last week about a new paper from economist Olivier Blanchard that caused a stir by suggesting that government debt may be less problematic than many experts have believed. Blanchard found...

  • Bipartisan Group of Senators Pushes for Trump to Reopen Government

    A bipartisan group of senators is urging President Trump to agree to a three-week stopgap funding measure that would end the government shutdown, now heading for its 27th day, while they negotiate a...

  • Federal Workers Have Missed an Average $5,000 in Pay So Far

    By Michael Rainey

    Government employees who are not receiving paychecks during the shutdown have lost about $5,000 each on average so far, according to an analysis by The New York Times. In total, the missing pay comes...

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks to reporters as she walks on Capitol Hill

    Pelosi’s Shutdown Power Play Against Trump

    The state of our union is … on hold? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Trump Wednesday morning asking him to postpone his State of the Union address, scheduled for January 29, or...

  • A sign on the National Mall tells visitors of the closures do to the federal government shutdown in Washington

    Why Some Conservatives Love the Shutdown

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Washington Post reports that the prolonged shutdown is giving some small-government conservatives who have the president’s ear just what they’ve long wanted: a smaller government and a chance to...

  • A sign announces the closure of the Library of Congress after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington

    Here's What Happens if There’s a Government Shutdown

    By Michael Rainey

    Parts of the federal government were preparing to shut down at midnight on Friday as negotiations between President Trump and lawmakers continued. Much of the government is already funded through the...

  • U.S. President Trump listens to reporters during bill signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington

    Trump Warns of ‘Very Long’ Shutdown Ahead

    By Michael Rainey

    A partial government shutdown is just a few hours away as President Trump and lawmakers continue to negotiate a deal to fund government operations through the holidays. If the negotiations fail,...

  • Space Force to Be Part of the Air Force: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    Military leaders are planning to propose to house the Space Force within the U.S. Air Force, according to internal documents reviewed Thursday by Defense News . The Air Force would maintain oversight...

  • Trump Administration Moves to Tighten Work Requirements for Food Stamps

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed a new rule Thursday that would make it harder for states to waive work requirements for some food stamp recipients. The proposal comes after stricter work...

  • U.S. President Trump arrives for an agriculture bill signing in Washington

    Trump Blows Up Budget Deal as Shutdown Looms

    By Michael Rainey

    A government shutdown at midnight Friday is looking more likely. Following a meeting Thursday at the White House, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said President Trump will not sign the latest short-...

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