Congress is facing another deadline this week as lawmakers rush to pass a spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.
By Lisa Desjardins
Leaders at the Department of Defense periodically conduct efficiency reviews, looking for ways to cut costs. One such report, ordered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work in 2014, was scrapped after it identified wasteful spending and suggested measures to…
By PBS NewsHour
Judy Woodruff talks with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.
With the unveiling of President Obama's 2012 budget proposal this week, we're updating our post from last week about the many ways news organizations and graphic designers have visualized the federal budget. Below are what some organizations have done…
President Obama is holding a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss his 2012 budget proposal. Watch…
By Tim Peters
In his State of the Union address, President Obama said that, "Because you deserve to know exactly how and where your tax dollars are being spent, you will be able to go to a website and get that information…
In our continuing Spotlight City series about how people view the government, Judy Woodruff reports from Tampa on tracking Florida's federal tax dollars and the debate about how they are spent.
President Obama signed a $410 billion spending bill Wednesday, despite the fact that the bill contains the kind of earmarks he decried on the campaign trail. Congress watcher Norman Ornstein examines the issue.
President-elect Barack Obama's economic recovery plan may face significant resistance in Congress. Analysts discuss the hurdles the Obama proposal will likely encounter as he pushes his agenda on Capitol Hill.
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