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By The Numbers: A Look at Obama’s Fiscal 2015 Budget Request

The Editors
March 18, 4:45 p.m.

Seeking Cloture

Cloture votes on executive and judicial nominees

The Senate has increasingly been forced to file for cloture in order to get to the final up-or-down confirmation vote on nominations. read more...

In the Line of Fire


With each passing decade, the number of structures destroyed by wildfire each year increases substantially. Properties worth hundreds of billions of dollars sit in high risk areas, while wildfire prevention efforts haven’t been immune to Washington’s budget fights. read more...

The Editors
Nov. 13, 2013
12:02 p.m.
Domestic Policy


Counties with the highest government dependency

benefits map

Federal government benefits contribute nearly a fifth of the average American’s income. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment and veterans benefits provide a substantial part of the nation’s personal income, spanning political and socioeconomic divides. As you can see in the map above, as of 2011, some counties have more than half of their personal income … read more...

Demographic Divide in the House


Districts won by Republicans in the 2012 elections differ from their Democratic counterparts across a wide range of demographic measures. read more...

The Editors
Oct. 2, 2013
2:30 p.m.
Congressional Affairs

Politics & Elections