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The budget agency says increased spending on Social Security, health subsidies, and interest payments on the federal debt are to blame.
The question of police militarization may not be purely the military's to answer.
With Republicans thinking they have a good shot at winning the Senate, some want all 2015 spending issues to be pushed into the next Congress.
Half the Senate wants to block further service cuts at USPS, but other key lawmakers are calling for comprehensive reforms instead.
It all goes back to 1990.
With Congress failing to act, DHS will transfer money from other accounts to deal with an influx of migrants.
In a Friday press conference the president answers the question: "Has the United States of America lost its influence in the world? Have you, yours?"