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Fiscal Showdown

Republicans Put Their Stamp on Budget Agency

GOP names Keith Hall to head CBO, the Hill's most important fiscal referee.

Democrats Fear an Ambush on the Senate Floor

To prevent a DHS shutdown, Democrats have to trust that Ted Cruz and other Republicans won't betray them or hold up the whole process.

Mitch McConnell Announces a Vote on Clean DHS Funding Is Coming

The Senate majority leader is making his move to try and prevent a shutdown.

This Is How Senate Democrats Think They'll Win the DHS Shutdown

The party boldly believes it can't lose in a shutdown if it talks up national security threats.

Can Washington Avoid Another Shutdown? Don't Count On It.

Both parties deserve a measure of blame for the latest dysfunction.

17,000 Federal Employees Earned More Than $200K Last Year

See which agencies employ the federal workforce's highest earners.

Congress Returns With No Plan to Avoid Shutdown

Both chambers likely will spend the week refusing to budge on DHS funding.

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