The billions of dollars in savings promised by the sequester could turn out to be no more than a pipe dream.
Facing three potential fiscal crises in the next 10 weeks, House Republicans and the president would do well to look back at the 1995 government shutdown for compromise ideas and lessons learned.
What we now call “debt limit legislation” should be called “deadbeat legislation.”
The election sends a clear signal to congressional Republicans: Don’t push the country over the fiscal cliff in order to protect the tax cuts for millionaires.
The Obama administration’s requests for more overseas security funding for embassies and consulates have been repeatedly rebuffed by conservatives in Congress, led by House Republicans.
Scott Lilly discusses the political career and history of George McGovern, a former U.S. senator who passed away this weekend.
An article originally published on CNN discusses the political career and history of former Sen. George McGovern.
A mid-September outbreak of amnesia seems to plague Capitol Hill. That outbreak appears to coincide with a growing awareness of the myriad of unpleasant consequences that will occuras a result of the across-the-board cuts enacted by Congress a little more than a year ago. To date, the victim of this scourge who appears to have […]
In Virginia and elsewhere, many counties that supported Sen. McCain in 2008 rely heavily on government assistance and pay less in federal taxes, yet Gov. Romney seems to say he’ll ignore them.
Dozens of foreign service officers working abroad have died in the line of duty, yet the House of Representatives repeatedly cut funding for the most basic security measures.
Children from military families are among the first victims of conservative-backed cuts in domestic spending.
Scott Lilly assesses Rep. Connie Mack’s “Penny Plan” and determines that it won’t do much to help the country or protect us from severe budget cuts.
Report Scott Lilly and Eleanor Hill interview budget policy staff to get inside perspectives on the federal government's budgeting process.
Scott Lilly responds to criticisms of his “Oops, I Lost the Airport” report on the consequences of a 9 percent budget cut at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Scott Lilly argues that soon-to-be-triggered congressionally mandated spending cuts will close dozens of airports, cost thousands of jobs, and hamper air travel for millions of people.