Policy Budgets / Spending

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Republicans are having difficulty planning beyond Dec. 22 because they are struggling to strike a deal with Democrats on full fiscal 2018 spending. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump to the rescue: GOP hopes the president can salvage a spending deal

By Susan Ferrechio |
House and Senate Republicans are hoping Trump can help them ease the passage of a critical spending deal that faces possible derailment by b...

No, Sen. Orrin Hatch didn't say he wanted poor people to die

By Becket Adams |

It's pretty clear from context that Hatch was lamenting that "billions and billions" in waste made it harder to afford CHIP funding.

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Bob Corker says he'll vote 'no' on tax bill because of deficits

By Joseph Lawler |

The Tennessee Republican said he would consider voting for the bill after it is changed in conference.

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The big White House flip-flop on Community Development Block Grants

By Philip Wegmann |

There was widespread indignation at Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s call to cut Community Development Block Grants...

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