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How Secret Ingredients Get Cooked Into Congressional Spending Bills

The process of appropriating government funds is often about compromise.


1:11U.S. Capitol building
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House Passes Bill To Avoid Shutdown, But It Looks Grim In The Senate

1:06North Carolina congressional districts.
North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement

SCOTUS Is Letting N.C. Keep Its Controversial Congressional Map

1:16White House Communications Director Hope Hicks
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House Intelligence Committee Delays Hope Hicks Testimony

1:10Senators discuss FISA
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A Controversial Surveillance Bill Is Headed To President Trump

2:43Voters recently graded the president's first year.
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Trump's First-Year Report Card Has A Lot Of Red Ink

1:03Gorks speaks with press.
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Sebastian Gorka Has An Active Arrest Warrant Out On Him In Hungary

0:42Mick Mulvaney
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Mulvaney Asks For $0 To Fund The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

1:13President Donald Trump
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Trump's Tweet Confuses Already Confusing Government Funding Situation

0:49People hold signs advocating for religious freedom
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HHS Created An Office For Religious Freedom, And It's Controversial

1:15Women's March 2017 in Spain
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The Women's March Isn't Just For People In The US

2:52Protesters with a sign that reads "CLEAN DREAM OR SHUT IT DOWN" in front of the Trump Tower in Chicago.
Newsy / Ben Schamisso

Chicago Protesters Want A 'Clean' Deal For 'Dreamers' and TPS Holders

0:43People hold the flag of Haiti
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Haitians (And Others) Are Blocked From Getting Certain Work Visas

1:26Puerto Rico
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US Government Says Puerto Rico Has Too Much Money To Get A Loan

0:45President Donald Trump speaking
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President Trump Insists His Border Wall Plan Has 'Never Changed'

2:59Women's March on Washington
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The History Of Women's Marches In The US

2:31National debt clock
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The National Debt Is $20 Trillion, And That's A Huge Problem

1:20President Donald Trump
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President Trump's 'Fake News Awards' Present A Tricky Ethical Question

0:39Corey Lewandowski
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Corey Lewandowski Reportedly Tight-lipped During House Testimony

1:30White House chief of staff John Kelly
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Trump's Chief Of Staff: Trump's Immigration Promises 'Uninformed'

5:36Melanie Lockridge and her 2-year-old daughter Zariyah attend a CHIP rally
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CHIP Debate Continues As States Say They're Running Out Of Funds

1:00"Fire and Fury" books
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Michael Wolff's 'Fire And Fury' Could Head To Television

0:58Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, left, with Russian President Vladimir Putin
The Kremlin

Tillerson: US Will Discourage International Trade With Assad's Syria

1:30U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan
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Conservatives Throw Immigration Wrench Into Shutdown Standoff

0:56Democrat Patty Schachtner wins Wisconsin special election
Patty Schachtner for Wisconsin State Senate

Republicans Are Worried About This Democrat's Special Election Win

1:10Sen. Jeff Flake
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Republican Sen. Jeff Flake Openly Criticized Trump In A Senate Speech

1:01Steve Bannon
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Bannon Is Reportedly Avoiding Grand Jury Testimony — For Now

0:48New California and California illustration
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A Large Part Of California Wants To Become Its Own State

1:08Steve Bannon
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Some Lawmakers Aren't Happy With Steve Bannon's Testimony

0:47A hiker makes his way up a trail to Calf Creek in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
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Most Members Of The National Park System Advisory Board Just Quit

2:15The U.S. Supreme Court
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The Elements Of Obstructing Justice