The process of allocating taxpayer dollars starts in earnest as the 13 separate appropriations bills make their way through committees.
Citizens Against Government Waste released its annual report on 'pork barrel' projects Tuesday.
For them, 'volcano monitoring' is no punch line; it's an important part of keeping Alaska safe.
N. Korea's missile launch Sunday complicates the long-term strategy of the US and her Asian allies toward Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Lawmakers and others who were against the Iraq war generally support the president. But they worry about another 'quagmire.'