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Fiscal Showdown

Say It: Crisis in Puerto Rico Causes Exodus to the U.S. ‘Promised Land’

For the first time, more Puerto Ricans live in the U.S. (4.7 million) than on the island (3.6 million).

'Cures' Bill Sparks Upton-vs.-Price Spending Squabble

The GOP committee chairs are fighting over how to pay for the medical innovation measure.

When the Defense Bill Collides With 'Extraneous' Politics

The Pentagon authorization measure always has to sail through controversy before passage. But this year's fight over budgeting is especially tough.

Why John McCain Thinks the Days of Fighter Pilots Are Over

The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman sees a drone-heavy future, but only if the military-industrial complex can be nimble enough to achieve it.

Meet the Armed Services Committee's Minority Staff

Elizabeth King's experience navigating the Pentagon from both Congress and the administration makes her the perfect fit for Jack Reed.

Meet the Armed Services Committee's Majority Staff

During floor debate, Christian Brose is literally John McCain's right-hand man.

Between the House and Senate, a Nuclear Weapons Gap

McCain's defense bill is less aggressive on missile defense and nuclear development than the House measure is.

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