Aug 6, 2012
The NASA rover Curiosity landed on the surface of the red planet late last night. And it was all hugs at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in California. That's because it took a lot of work -- and money -- to make this moment possible.
Jul 25, 2012
A report from the Congressional Budget office says President Obama's health care law could save the federal government $84 billion over the next decade. That savings is mostly because of the Supreme Court ruling last month, and a part of the law it ruled out.
Jun 29, 2012
Lawmakers in Washington are poised today to approve a bill that provides billions for transportation projects and lowers student loan interest rates.
May 2, 2012
America's role in the war in Afghanistan is winding down, according to President Obama, who gave a speech in Kabul, Afghanistan last night.
May 2, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says new recession could follow if the U.S. adopts Europe's deep cuts in government spending.
Mar 12, 2012
Commentator Liz Herman says we need to find a way to both reduce the deficit and spend the right amount on social services.
Jan 30, 2012
After similar legislation failed in California, Texas, and Illinois, a lawmaker in Florida is hoping to ban the use of food stamps to buy soda, candy, and other junk food.
Jan 13, 2012
Later this morning President Obama is expected to outline a new plan to shrink government. He's going to ask Congress to give him the authority to merge some departments and agencies.
Jan 4, 2012
In this week's quiz, Stephan Richter shows us how U.S. spending in Afghanistan stacks up against American spending for the United Nations.
Dec 16, 2011
Lawmakers are on track to agree to a temporary budget deal ahead of tonight's midnight deadline.