With the possibility still hanging in the air that the federal government could shut down on December 8, the Congressional Research Service has issued a revised study (updated November 30) explaining the how's and why's of such events.
The House and Senate have passed their versions of tax cuts, which means the bills must be reconciled in a conference committee. How do the bills differ?
In a set back for gun rights advocates, the U.S.
Following up on an earlier item about congressional perks, we would be remiss not to note the secretive funds and associated shenanigans members of Congress use to hush-up allegations of workplace misbehavior.
One area where the federal government has expanded its power the most, and with the least public awareness, is through something called the administrative state. The term generally describes how vague laws and congressional indifference to its own constitutional powers combine to put too much discretion, and power, in the hands of unelected bureaucrats.
Away from the glare of the tax cut battle on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration continues to make progress on one of the President's key campaign issues: deregulation.