Providing more aid to struggling governments has become one of the biggest issues tangling up the debate over another pandemic rescue package.
For 40 years, both the left and the right have been unnecessarily obsessed with deficits, to the detriment of the well-being of citizens.
Nearly 70 percent of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees will be furloughed because the immigration processing fees that fund the agency have plummeted.
With governors and mayors pressing for more federal help to deal with the effects of the pandemic, a divide among Republicans is being driven by the political bent of the states that stand to benefit.
Faced with falling revenue and virus-related burdens, local officials are delaying sea walls and other projects to protect cities from climate change.
Many state and municipal health departments saw budget and staffing cuts a decade ago that were never restored.
The acting chief of staff, addressing a crowd of several hundred in England, spoke freely about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
The budget, while largely a messaging document, reflects the administration’s spending priorities’ stark contrast with Mr. Trump’s Democratic rivals.
The budget predicts the economy will grow significantly faster than most economists anticipate.