Government Finance

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Jul 17, 2019

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and speed through must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap

Pelosi ready for deal on borrowing limit, spending levels

Jul 12, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wants to complete a deal with President Donald Trump this month that would raise the government's borrowing limit and set spending levels for the coming budget year

The Latest: Markets end up after Powell hints at rate cut

Jul 10, 2019

Fed Chairman Powell testimony to Congress, minutes from Fed meeting in June point to rate cut

Biden earned more than $15 million after leaving White House

Jul 10, 2019

Joe Biden's newly released presidential tax returns and financial disclosure show that he and his wife, Jill, have earned more than $15 million since leaving the Obama White House

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

Jul 9, 2019

An appeals court will hear arguments on whether President Barack Obama's signature health care law known as "Obamacare" is still valid after Congress zeroed out the tax people had to pay who didn't have insurance

Judge blocks Trump policy keeping asylum-seekers locked up

Jul 3, 2019

A federal judge in Seattle has blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases

Trump: People are leaving New York 'like never before'

Jul 2, 2019

President Donald Trump says people are moving out of New York "like never before," but reality of population changes is more complicated

GOP leader says Republicans will return to Oregon Senate

Jun 28, 2019

Republicans in the Oregon Senate say they'll end a more than weeklong walkout over climate legislation that ground the Legislature to a halt

The Latest: Dems want gun control, little consensus on how

Jun 28, 2019

Candidates in the Democratic presidential debate are echoing calls for greater gun control measures, though there was little consensus on how to be the most effective

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption cases

Jun 25, 2019

A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor's nephew has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return, part of an agreement with federal prosecutors in a sprawling corruption probe