• How to Get Congress to Do Its Most Basic Job

    Congress may have agreed on a massive two-year budget deal this month, but the government is still running on a short-term spending bill through March 23. Earlier this week, USA Today’s Deirdre...

  • July 21, 2014

    Are We Turning the Dials the Wrong Way?

    “Federal fiscal policy is entering uncharted territory,” Goldman Sachs economists Alec Phillips and Blake Taylor warned Sunday in a research note. Their title: “What’s Wrong with Fiscal Policy?” You...

  • America's Staggering Defense Budget in One Chart

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The military news site Defense One examined the White House’s budget request for the Pentagon and mapped it against levels seen since the second world war. The site found that, “According to...

  • A War Within the VA

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    A White House official emailed a political appointee to the VA late last year about ways to oust Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, The New York Times reports. Shulkin says people in his...

  • Air Force One

    Air Force One Isn’t Getting Any Cheaper

    By Michael Rainey

    Even before taking office, Trump cited the presidential jet as a telling example of government waste, the kind that he was uniquely capable of dealing with as a world-class negotiator. In December of...

  • One Big Problem for the State of Our Union

    President Trump’s State of the Union address will be analyzed and deconstructed for days. Was he “presidential” ? Unifying? Did he go off script? Can this moment possibly serve as a “reset” of his...

  • A red traffic light stands in front of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington

    Budget Deficit to Top $1 Trillion in 2019: Report

    By Susan Cornwell, Reuters

    As the U.S. Congress limps toward the likely passage next week of another stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, a Washington think tank has estimated the federal budget deficit is on...

  • The Economic State of the Union in 8 Charts

    By Yuval Rosenberg and Michael Rainey

    It’s Super Bowl week, but before we get to the big game on Sunday, we’ll see the Super Bowl of political set pieces Tuesday when President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address. Trump...

  • U.S. President  Donald Trump (C) dellivers remarks after attending a swearing-in ceremony for Defense Secretary James Mattis (R) with Vice President Mike Pence at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    Trump’s Bombshell 2019 Defense Budget

    President Trump is due to unveil his 2019 budget next month, and it once again will include a whopping increase in proposed defense spending, according to The Washington Post . Trump is expected to...

  • A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft from Bagram Air Base flies a combat mission over Afghanistan

    Air Force Wants More Money to Keep A-10 Warthogs Flying

    By Michael Rainey

    Although the Pentagon has considered retiring the A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthog” attack jet, much to the dismay of its many fans in and out of the military, the Air Force says it will request funds in...

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