Bitter partisanship, ideological clashes, and relentless obstruction have been woven through Washington from the beginning. What is new is the divisions fall along mutually reinforcing lines.» Read More
Congress will take the first steps toward an orderly budget process, beginning what both parties hope is a move away from quick fixes. But the plans will be miles apart ideologically.
Rep. Paul Ryan called his third budget an "invitation" to President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to begin bargaining toward a deal to balance the budget.
A GOP-led panel has been listening to entrepreneurs vent about Obamacare. And boy do they have a lot to say.
Even if Donald Trump loses in Iowa, his success thus far will still present a problem for the GOP, Politico's Ben White says.
Climate change poses a greater financial risk than entitlement programs, says Peter Orszag, ex-Obama budget director.
The U.S. and China have led calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.