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  • 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

    Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end.
  • CBO: Debt limit increase not needed until the fall

    The Congressional Budget Office says Republicans controlling Congress can probably put off a politically wrenching vote to increase the government's borrowing cap until the fall. That's even though the government can no longer issue Treasury securities...

    Homeland Security not the only area of Congress' dysfunction

    Congress' dysfunction isn't limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn't finish their work last year and it's showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute over...

    GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

    Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner'...

    What's in the conscience of today's conservative?

    OXON HILL, Md. Defining conservatism today is tough. Conservatives do remain guided by one firm principle: Government is too big. But there's no consensus on how to change it. Other issues divide as well. Does being conservative mean accepting or...