Congress has found a kumbaya moment. Can it possibly last?

Is the budget compromise an anomaly or sign of things to come?

The Fix's complete guide to understanding House Republicans

Whether it’s the failure of the farm bill or the “fiscal cliff” talks, it’s clear the party has riven into factions.


At Capitol, tourists gaze at empty Senate floor as lawmakers meet behind closed doors

(Pete Marovich / Bloomberg)

Bored staffers. Absent lawmakers. At least there wasn’t a line.