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Sen. Mitch McConnell and other lawmakers agreed on a $4.6 billion deal to house and care for immigrant refugees crossing the Mexico border.
The budget includes cuts that would hit mandatory safety net programs, which the president has proposed in the past.
Lawmakers have said that "use-it-or-lose-it" spending promotes waste.
The "Late Show" host calls out both parties for celebrating the "absolute minimum."
The public eats the costs of a bash at Trump's Florida resort while federal workers go without pay amid the partial government shutdown.
Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be forced off the job, and some services will go dark.
The House left the Capitol Friday night before passing a spending bill ahead the midnight deadline.
Scott Pruitt resigned after racking up ethics probes over perks like first-class travel, courtside seats, secret calendars and soundproof booths.
Instead of investing in roads, bridges and trains, the Trump administration has pumped money into the Pentagon.
In a blow to basic Republican beliefs, he suggests increasing government spending.
A proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders hasn't yet caught on with party leaders.
What the EPA administrator's many scandals have in common.
The report comes as the EPA chief faces mounting pressure to step down.
It turns out, reading is hard and bills can be really long.
Lawmakers only got the full text of the massive bill a little after 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
When they're in power, they spend. When they're out of power, they harp about deficits and debt.
The president said Wednesday that $1.6 billion in taxpayer money has been earmarked for his oft-touted border wall.
His spokesman initially denied that the secretary and his wife were involved in the lavish purchase decision.
The upgrade is meant to ensure the interior secretary doesn't get locked out on the balcony and that rain doesn't leak in.