Americans and their elected officials continue to resist cuts to almost any specific program, big or small.
Leaders from both parties insist a new government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusive and Sen. Ted Cruz is urging a repeat.
The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.
Immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions is swiftly gaining ground following a bipartisan agreement on dramatic steps aimed at securing the border with Mexico.
Key senators say they are closing in on a bipartisan compromise to spend tens of billions of dollars to stiffen the immigration bill's border security requirements.
NBC's Pete Williams reports the latest on the NSA leaker; and Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), weighs in, and also discusses immigration reform and the budget deal.
An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.
Kemp, who as secretary of State is Georgia's chief elections official, tried to enforce the state's strict rules for voter registration.
Porter, a consumer advocate lawyer and law professor, will represent California's 45th Congressional District, which has one of the highest median household income levels nationally – more than $100,000, according to data from the Census Bureau.
The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear a case concerning whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be questioned about his reasons for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The New York Times reported earlier this week that Facebook hired Definers Public Affairs to downplay public statements and deflect public scrutiny onto rival tech companies.
An estimated 71.6 million people watched the final debate between White House contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on TV on Wednesday.
Clinton and Trump agree on this issue, but they're both wrong about how to fix the problem, says Pinar Çebi Wilber.
There isn't a "chorus" behind Donald Trump's debate performance, experts told CNBC.