Hearings aren’t about educating lawmakers or getting answers. They're all about getting good soundbites.
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"This country is now full of men and women with long-term personal experience of contemporary guerrilla insurrection."
Sealed memos fought over in federal court last week show authorities have known for years that claims about Backpage were bogus.
The idea that "deficits don't matter" has been growing among Trump-supporting Republicans. Democrats are preparing to take full advantage.
As debt soars, federal payments to service the debt will crowd out the government's core spending responsibilities.
Proposals from the White House and Sen. Todd Young highlight the role regulation plays in raising housing costs.
Attorney Mike Chase, behind the popular @CrimeADay Twitter feed, talks about his new book, How to Become a Federal Criminal.
Mike Chase, the man behind the popular @CrimeADay Twitter feed, on his new book, How to Become a Federal Criminal
A Texas City Attorney Was Arrested and Detained for Helping Three Young Migrants on the Side of the Road
One of the migrants was gravely ill.
Tariffs, threats to use antitrust regulations against big tech firms, and an interest in social media regulation could overshadow one of the adminstration's big victories
When the program becomes insolvent in the 2030s, the inevitable cuts will hit today's workers and retirees.
Surprised? Yeah, neither are we.
America will face "serious economic, security, and social challenges" if the national debt keeps growing at this rate.
Chalk it up to use-it-or-lose-it spending.
Unless we make some big changes, things won't get much better.
"At a time when the nation's really divided, let's try to do something good," says BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin.
"We shouldn't have to think about self-censoring what we say online."
You can't have it both ways.
Yes, the government shutdown is to blame. No, it's not that big of a deal.
It all comes down to one man.
No but really, the shutdown is probably going to happen.
It sounds like Trump is folding, which is probably for the best.
The best we can hope for is that Trump gives in.
How much does the Hatch Act cover?
All because one public servant downloaded porn onto his government-owned laptop.
The value of $15 varies greatly across the country and even within the same states.
"We consistently allow the government to develop…programs like this that sound really great on paper but have no practical benefit," Keith Bradford says.
The federal government has run up a deficit of $684 billion this year. The CBO predicts that number will exceed $1 trillion in 2019.
And the biggest liabilities don't even appear on the official balance sheet.
Porter's record of domestic abuse elicited scant notice or concern from his superiors.
Next week's budget showdown will include a fight over an amendment prohibiting the DOJ from preventing states from legalizing medical marijuana.
Federal power grows through sudden, quantum leaps in times of emergency.
Seize the drugs. Sell the drugs. Arrest the buyers. Repeat.
ICE agents undermine public safety when they pretend to be local police to gain entry to immigrants' homes.
Former owners are suing for $2 million, accusing agency of violating the rules.
How many movers-and armed federal agents-does it take to evict a D.C. tenant? Too many, thanks to weird government regulations.
The president has a complicated take on big government, based on grievances not philosophy.