Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.

How Washington Reached the Brink of a Shutdown

Here’s a look back at the events that lead to the bring of a government shutdown over DACA.

G.O.P. Weighs Children’s Health Insurance as Lure for Averting Shutdown

With no immigration deal in sight, Republicans are eyeing a stopgap bill to keep the government open past Friday, sweetening it with an extension of the child health program.

Trump Administration Wants More Control Over U.S. Lands for Border Wall

“This should set off all kinds of red flags,” said one advocate, fearing the land grab will violate civil liberties. Others say it will harm the environment.

To Grease Wheels of Congress, Trump Suggests Bringing Back Pork

President Trump’s suggestion that Congress revive the old practice of salting spending bills with lawmaker pet projects has revived a simmering debate.