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

See how President Obama's Fiscal 2015 budget adds up. read more...

The Editors
March 18, 2014

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
November 13, 2013
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...