More details and fine print on the $85 billion deal that Paul Ryan and Patty Murray just struck.
The total deal is $85 billion. Here's how that breaks down.
A closer look at why Republicans may actually agree to increase spending (somewhat) next year.
Remember the "Grand Bargain"? What Patty Murray and Paul Ryan are crafting is the antithesis of that.
The deal under discussion would provide some relief from sequestration in exchange for cuts elsewhere and possible new revenues.
Washington's obsession with what counts as a tax increase is increasingly insae.
Right now, the United States is in the top tier of science spending. How long will that last?
So you want to reduce America's budget deficit? Here are your options.
Here's what to make of the hints coming out of the budget conference committee.
The White House says it won't accept a "big" deal that doesn't include revenue. But what about a small deal?
Sorry, Democrats, but you've lost on taxes. Time to move on.
The government is likely to shut down on Tuesday. Here's our comprehensive explainer on what will happen next.
Which parts of the government close down, which parts stay open, and how the economy could be affected.
About half the cuts come from new curbs on aid to unemployed, childless adults between the ages of 18 and 50.
Six things you need to know about the collapse of the GOP's budget strategy.
The federal government really does resemble your typical family that owns lots of tanks, operates a giant insurance conglomerate, and can borrow at extremely low rates.
It sounds like a lot of money, but we spend more on lots of things.
For the first time, we know where the $52.6 billion we spend on intelligence operations goes. Here's the rundown.