By LOIS BECKETT ProPublica The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services could face partial shutdowns this fall, as a politically polarized Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to approve a new federal budget. During the contentious budget process, Congress typically passes “continuing resolutions” to fund [.
One year ago today, Republicans made their strongest possible case outlining their governing principles. Threatened by the prospect of millions of Americans securing access to quality, affordable health care, Republicans chose inste... Read Post
Lois Beckett, ProPublica In a highly unscientific but delicious experiment last weekend, 380 New Yorkers gave up sensitive personal information — from fingerprints to partial Social Security numbers — for a cookie. Read Post