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Fiscal Showdown

Outlook: Finishing a Budget, and Fending Off a Gyrocopter

Members want to finalize a spending blueprint and stiffen the Capitol's defenses.

8 Critical Rail Projects That Amtrak Can't Afford

A major rail advisory commission presents a sobering new wish list for the Northeast Corridor over the next five years.

Republicans' Big Gamble on Social Security

According to many Republican strategists, a dive into Social Security policy puts the party in a perilous place ahead of the 2016 election.

Glimmers of Hope on the Hill

After years of dysfunction, there are signs that Congress is starting to work again.

Forget Bullet Trains, Amtrak Needs a New Bridge

With the Northeast Corridor in disrepair, the focus is on the present rather than the future.

Pentagon: We Can’t Afford to Replace Aging ICBMs, Bombers, Subs

Even if sequestration goes away, the Defense Department will need at least $10 billion more per year to modernize its nuclear arsenal, procurement chief says.

Ted Cruz Will Oppose House’s Medicare-Reform Bill

Sen. Ted Cruz will oppose the House's permanent doc-fix bill, which is expected to get a vote in the Senate in the next few days, as the upper chamber's Republican presidential...

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