How the GOP learned to start worrying and hate sequestration -- again.
What did those spending cuts actually look like? And why were they too sharp even for many Republicans?
Think tankers find that healthcare and tax reform do their job.
You can't say your skeptical of government then also say government can predict the future, secure the border, and scan everyone's phone calls.
That would seem to defeat the purpose of casinos: Generating revenue for states.
Seriously? A 30-year budget forecast is supposed to solve Washington's woes?
About 37 percent of Americans now say they've felt the sequester's impact. We took a look at who's actually being affected so far.
It's as if we took all the good ideas people had to help the economy and reduce the deficit and did the opposite.
Pay close attention to where the White House and the House Republicans actually diverge. It puts the lie to a lot of what the two parties want you to think they're arguing about.
Washington's most powerful budget nerds have cut their prediction of our deficits over the next decade by more than $600 billion.
One slide. Two paragraphs. Everything you need to know about the budget debate. Well done, Doug Elmendorf.
Sure, millionaires pay the most. But even the poorest Americans would have to pay higher cigarette taxes.
For years now, Republicans have said that the problem with the budget process is Democrats holding up "regular order." Today Democrats are calling the bluff.
We could cut defense spending by 30 percent and still spend more than any other five countries combined.
The Hamilton Project has a lot of clever ideas for reforming the budget. Dig into them here.
On the one hand, doing budget math is just solving arithmetic problems. On the other hand, the arithmetic problems were designed by a sadistic madman.
Funding pre-K through a cigarette tax, capping itemized deductions, and implementing Obamacare.
Obama wants to fund universal preschool with a tax on smoking. There's just one hitch — the tax revenues actually shrink over time.
CDC Director Tom Frieden says that "increasing the price of tobacco is the single most effective way to discourage kids from smoking." Let's break down the numbers.
The budget -- and the way it's been rolled out -- is playing a more subtle purpose, too. It's meant to help pass gun control and immigration reform.