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Politics Oct 25Republicans face Sophie’s choice between lowering debt and cutting taxes
Republicans are facing an internal divide as two central GOP pillars collide: cutting taxes and reining in the federal budget.
Politics Oct 18Read the draft of the bipartisan health care deal
The PBS NewsHour has obtained the draft language of the Senate bipartisan health care deal brokered by Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Patty Murray, D-Wash., and discussed with President Donald Trump.
Nation Oct 03A guide to the fight over gun silencers
The Las Vegas shooting has focused attention on a House bill that includes language that would loosen restrictions on gun silencers. Here's a look at the bill, and what it would do.
Politics Sep 25What Republicans just changed in their health care bill
This bill, Graham-Cassidy 2.0, is an effort to win over key holdouts on the original bill the senators unveiled an 12 days ago. Here's what you know.
Politics Sep 19What’s in the new GOP health care bill, in one (simple) chart
How does this latest Republican health care bill compare with the previous GOP efforts? This chart provides a side-by-side comparison.
Politics Sep 19Congress started September with a packed agenda. Here’s what it has (and hasn’t) done so far.
Congress entered September with a hefty to-do list. How are they doing?…
Politics Sep 12America’s long, complicated history with tax reform
Republicans in Congress are attempting to overhaul the nation’s tax code, but it’s not an easy task. With the current tax overhaul effort in mind, it’s a good time to look at the United States’ history with taxes, especially income…
Politics Sep 05These lawmakers will drive Congress’ biggest battles this month
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan will be pivotal figures on Capitol Hill this month. But who else could prove pivotal on Capitol Hill this month? Here’s a look at some of the key players as…
Nation Sep 01How the U.S. funds disaster recovery and what it means for Harvey relief
Here is a quick look at what we know about government spending on natural disasters, an increasingly controversial topic.
Nation Aug 29Can Congress fix the troubled federal flood insurance program?
As the largest flooding event in modern U.S. history affects millions across Texas, members of Congress face a political crisis over how to handle the nation’s largest insurance plan for floods.