Why Is the U.S. Facing a Federal Firefighter Shortage?
The shortage is part of an ongoing dilemma as the government struggles to budget and plan for longer, more severe fire seasons.
The National Park Service Authorized Over $250 Million in 'Unobligated' Funds to Keep Parks Open During the Shutdown
A Senate subcommittee is looking into the legality of the decision to tap into the recreation fees for operational costs.
Trump Declared a National Emergency Over the Border Wall. What Will Happen Now?
A legal expert on emergency powers weighs in.
Trump Has Declared a National Emergency Over the Border Wall. What Legal Challenges Could He Face?
While the president has far-reaching powers in a state of emergency, experts say Trump could face legal challenges over specific provisions.
The Shutdown Deal Includes More ICE Detention Beds. That Doesn't Mean Mattresses.
What the agency actually wants is the funding to detain more people than ever before.
Members of Congress Are Guaranteed Pay Through Shutdowns. Can All of Them Afford to Forgo Paychecks?
Over 100 members of Congress refused their paychecks in solidarity with unpaid workers.
How the Government Shutdown Crippled HUD's Public Records System
Members of the public can no longer submit requests via the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website or track their status.
Trump's Shutdown Illustrated the Ramifications of Minimizing Government
The shutdown was also consistent with a goal long sought by a subset of the Republican Party that wants to dismantle the government.
Did the Government Shutdown Make Fire Season More Dangerous for California?
The five-week partial government shutdown fell during a critical window for fire-prone states to lessen the impact of the coming fire season through prescribed burns.
National Parks May Receive Congressional Funding for Shutdown Losses
According to an internal email, the National Park Service will be given congressional funding to retroactively pay for operational costs expended during the partial government shutdown.
Shutdown Revenue Loss Could Dig National Parks Into an 'Even Bigger Financial Hole'
The NPS lost an estimated $10 to $11 million in revenue during the partial government shutdown, taking critical funding away from things like park maintenance and visitor services.
How the Shutdown Actually Kept Thousands of Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S.
As a result of the shutdown, an estimated 80,000 court hearings will have to be rescheduled.
How the Shutdown Cost the Government Essential Economic Data
During the partial government shutdown, a lot of economic data simply wasn't collected, which will result in gaps in what we know about the state of our economy.
National Parks Suffered Irreparable Damage During the Shutdown
Many national parks were kept open but unstaffed or understaffed, with serious consequences for the parks, their employees, and their visitors.
The Government Shutdown Could Mean an Exodus of Public-Sector Employees
There's reason to believe Trump's willingness to freeze worker pay might have created a rift that can't be fixed.
The Government Shutdown Has (Temporarily) Ended. What Does That Mean for Both Sides?
Trump's agreement to re-open the government comes without any guaranteed funding for a border wall, representing a capitulation to Democrats' demands.
Viewfinder: Nancy Pelosi Distributes Groceries to Furloughed Federal Workers
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and celebrity chef Jose Andres help distribute food to furloughed federal workers at the World Central Kitchen on January 22nd, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
The Violence Against Women Act Has Expired. What Does That Mean for the Programs It Funds?
Many programs and shelters that address dating violence and sexual abuse are without funding.
The Government Shutdown Could Decimate America's Subsidized Housing Programs
The contracts of over 1,000 Section 8 units have already expired, putting in jeopardy the housing of tens of thousands of people enrolled in the subsidy program. Should the shutdown continue, things could get much, much worse.
The Government Shutdown Puts American Borders Under Increased Stress
Border agents are working overtime without pay and TSA agents are refusing to work without receiving a paycheck.
In Exchange for a Border Wall, Trump Said He'd Protect DACA. Didn't a Judge Already Do That?
Multiple courts across the country have issued injunctions preventing to the administration from repealing DACA. But that does not mean the program has been saved.
Is There a Good Way to Fact-Check Public Figures in Real Time?
A recent goof by the Associated Press indicates that real-time fact-checking still doesn't exactly know what it's doing.