By Alan Pyke on October 21, 2013
Sequestration hasn't exempted federal Impact Aid for the schoolkids most reliant on federal funds.
By Alan Pyke on October 16, 2013
The insistence on skirting the edge of disaster has had tangible effects on the economy.
By Annie-Rose Strasser on October 14, 2013
If House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) accepts this deal, the shutdown -- and the default crisis -- could end.
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By Alan Pyke on October 10, 2013
Maine has no home heating aid money left from last season as the shutdown wears on the temperatures fall.
By Alan Pyke on October 9, 2013
If the shutdown drags on, low-income Americans may not get the help they need to pay for heating in cold winter months.
By Alan Pyke on October 4, 2013
What if there were no government shutdown -- and no austerity?
By Bryce Covert on October 4, 2013
The shutdown will mean layoffs and disrupted services at some already strapped domestic violence programs.
By Alan Pyke on October 2, 2013
The GOP's blame game talking points run afoul of the facts.
By Jeff Spross on September 30, 2013
The official bilked the EPA out of nearly $900,000 over a decade, and now Republicans want to use him to tar the entire agency.
By Alan Pyke on September 24, 2013
2012 saw the biggest one-year drop in spending on kids since the 1980s, and it's just the beginning.