The 2013 shutdown offers some clues as to what the impact will be now after Republicans and Democrats failed to agree to a short-term spending deal.
Never mind a "Muslim ban", Obamacare repeal or a wall on the Mexican border – Donald Trump's only real agenda is himself.
While comprehensive immigration reform may be out of reach, giving immigrants who came to the US as children citizenship not only has broad political support but makes economic sense too.
The foundation initially seemed well-suited for cleaning up Bill Clinton's legacy after the Monica Lewinsky scandal's ugliness. That's no longer true.
Never mind three more years – some people think just one might be a tall order.
Congress is drafting the 2018 farm bill, which will guide agriculture, nutrition, trade and rural development policy. A former agriculture secretary explains how this bill reaches far beyond farms.
Its plan to stop lending money for oil and gas projects embraces the spirit of the Paris agreement at a time when the U.S. is going in a different direction.
There are just enough people who need Donald Trump to keep his excruciating presidency going.
Red tape forced some DACA recipients to change their names when they applied, making it all the more difficult to lead a normal life.
Donald Trump's language has disturbing similarities to the words and verbal tactics used by fascists, including his cries of "fake news" and his obsessive exaggerations about his achievements.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected a Trump administration proposal to reward coal and nuclear power plants for storing fuel on-site, as a way to make the power system more reliable.
Here's the research that explains why President Donald Trump's ban on transgender military service was so easily struck down.
Historians, commentators and thinkers have written endless books on how the US presidency works. None of them applies to the incumbent, Donald Trump.
A scientist who served on a national commission to review the 2010 BP oil spill explains why Trump administration efforts to loosen offshore drilling regulation pose major risks for minor payoffs.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
The U.S. government continues to wage a fight against scientific information. Without it, the public can do little to address environmental and economic inequality.
Historically, wishful thinking has blunted pushback.
Giving could decline by $21 billion or more per year.
The Trump administration can boost domestic solar panel manufacturing without slapping duties on all imports.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.