The threat to shut down the federal government to attain political goals appears to be an important factor in the budget negotiations.
Shutting down the government won’t help reduce the deficit. Here’s what would.
An expert on Congress helps untangle the mess that is Kevin McCarthy’s life as speaker of the House right now.
How will the House vote on the deal negotiated by the White House and GOP leaders? If they reject it, there are political as well as huge economic risks to debt standoffs in Congress.
Research shows that leaders who can embrace competing demands and focus on the long term are more likely to succeed.
The program’s expenses are rising rapidly as baby boomers retire and health care costs grow.
To cut enough greenhouse gas emissions, the world will need technologies that are still being developed, particularly for industries that are tough to clean up, like cement, steel and shipping.
The Pentagon has spent more than $800 billion on military operations in Iraq. But that doesn’t include money needed to care for veterans, rebuild the country or pay interest on war debt.
Even if other parts of the federal government shut down, Congress could – and would have to – keep working. A legal scholar explains why and how that is possible.
Missiles that fly 3,000 mph or faster – much faster than the speed of sound – are the next generation of high-technology weapons.
The budget line known as “decisions taken but not yet announced” points to $9 billion of unannounced tax cuts.
A Trump administration proposal to merge the federal departments of Labor and Education could spell doom for the liberal arts, an education scholar asserts.
Money always seems tight for university scientists. A sociologist conducted hundreds of interviews to see how they think about funding sources and profit motives for basic and applied research.
The budget bill just signed into law by the president will both make it harder for restaurants to take worker tips while reducing a form of inequality rife in the industry.
Pork-barrel spending – that often reviled custom otherwise known as ‘earmarks’ – may well help Congress pass bills on schedule. Banned since 2011, they may be making a comeback.
By undermining the ACA, Republicans may be taking away one of the health care system’s best tools for improving the lives of those with addiction.
Congress may have averted a shutdown, but don’t get too excited, warns a Harvard budget expert. The deal isn’t sustainable long term.
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.
Republicans were able to push through a tax plan and a flurry of judicial nominees after the Senate curtailed use of the filibuster. It’s time to go all the way.
Research dollars don’t stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.