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  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Takedown of the Day: Ezra Klein on Paul Ryan's Legacy of Debt

    Vox’s Ezra Klein says that retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan’s legacy can be summed up in one number: $343 billion. “That’s the increase between the deficit for fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2018...

  • President Donald Trump in combination photo during a campaign rally in Estero Florida

    The 3 False Claims Trump Repeats Most

    Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler analyzed President Trump’s voluminous record of false claims to determine which specific issues crop up most frequently. The top three have a strong fiscal...

  • U.S. Capitol is photographed behind a chain fence in Washington

    Why a Shutdown Really Could Happen Right Before Christmas

    Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are scheduled to meet with President Trump on Tuesday to resume negotiations over funding for a border wall with Mexico. The talks will set the stage...

  • U.S. President Trump and U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis attend the 119th U.S. Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia

    Trump Suddenly Wants Billions More for Defense: Report

    President Trump will request $750 billion for the next Pentagon budget, reversing course on possible defense cuts he discussed just a few weeks ago, Politico’s Wesley Morgan reported Sunday. Top...

  • Poll of the Day: Paying More, Less or the Same After the New Tax Law?

    A new poll from The Economist and YouGov finds a sizable partisan divide in American’s perception of how the new tax law will affect their finances, with 67 percent of Democrats saying they expect to...

  • How Congress Got So Broken

    More than 50 House members chose not to seek re-election in 2018, and a new report from nonprofit groups Issue One and the R Street Institute examines what drove so many to that decision. The report...

  • An insurance store advertises Obamacare in San Ysidro, California

    Obamacare Sign-Ups Down by 11%. Why?

    Fewer people have enrolled in health care plans through the HealthCare.gov website this year, with sign-ups down by 11 percent compared to the same period in 2017. Margot Sanger-Katz and Reed Abelson...