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The VA's data on patient wait times is so bad that Congress's official scorekeeper can't even calculate the costs for fixing the agency, and that has become a major hurdle as lawmakers push for a quick fix on Capitol Hill.
Congress has grown increasingly stingy with its spending, but the Senate didn't hesitate this week to bust the budget by tacking on an extra $35 billion to pay for enhanced health treatment for veterans.
Authorities say foul play is not suspected in the case of a female inmate found dead in her cell at a suburban Philadelphia prison.
The new Senate bill to extend unemployment benefits for another five months includes several reforms to the job relief system, but conservative critics say the measure remains a bad trade for Republicans because it doesn't make enough changes to justify the new spending.
Any American who travels must deal with the Transportation Safety Administration. The Bush administration made many mistakes in dealing with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Creating a government monopoly to handle transportation safety was one of the worst.
Even as negotiators struggle to write a final fiscal 2014 budget, one of Congress' most liberal lawmakers laid out his own vision for what the government's priorities should be — complete with big jumps in taxes and social spending and cuts at the Pentagon.
Republican governors elected in 2010's tea party wave have generally made good on pledges to cut taxes and limit spending, according to the latest fiscal report card released Tuesday by the Cato Institute think tank, which graded the states' executives on their boldness is reining in government expansion.
With Democrats ruling Washington, Republican governors have become the GOP's standard-bearers, raising their profiles with their tax-cutting, budget-balancing and hurricane-battling derring-do.
President Obama will reveal his latest jobs plan Thursday night in a high-stakes speech to a joint session of Congress, facing Republicans opposed to more deficit spending and voters who increasingly don't trust him to fix the economy.