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  • Tax Bill Creates a Divorce Rush

    Divorce lawyers are keeping plenty busy as the year winds down, thanks in part to the Republican tax bill. The Hill’s Naomi Jagoda explains: “The 2017 GOP tax overhaul eliminates the deduction for...

  • U.S. President Trump meets with Schumer and Pelosi at the White House in Washington

    Trump and Lawmakers Dig In for a Shutdown

    Neither side in the battle over President Trump’s border wall appears to be budging, raising the odds of a partial government shutdown come Friday night. “Spending discussions have stalled, with no...

  • Obamacare Signups Still Lagging

    Open enrollment for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange (HealthCare.gov) ends in most states on Saturday, and it looks the number of signups could be significantly lower this year...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump holds a space astronaut toy as he participates in a signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive at the White House in Washington D.C.

    Trouble Ahead for Space Force

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) is not currently a supporter of President Trump’s plan to create a Space Force as an independent branch of the U.S. military. He did not...

  • A $300 Million Fighter Jet?

    Critics have long decried the staggering cost of the F-35 Lightning II stealth jet, which is projected to cost more than $1.5 trillion over the lifetime of the program. But the fifth-generation...

  • District of Columbia

    CBO Offers 121 Ways to Shrink the Deficit

    The Congressional Budget Office has released a 326-page guide that describes dozens of ways the federal government could reduce its large and growing budget deficit. The 121 policy options included...

  • A sign on the National Mall tells visitors of the closures do to the federal government shutdown in Washington

    How Trump Could Escape the Shutdown Trap

    Congress left town Thursday for a five-day weekend with no clear plans for how to avoid a partial government shutdown next week. Democrats said they were waiting for Republicans to make a move,...