Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac remain insolvent, and their share prices could fall to zero, one private-sector investment firm concludes.
The cost for adding 600 miles of new barriers is $2.4 billion so far. The new fencing has been breached more than 3,000 times, a government report finds.
With many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, the Department of Veterans Affairs has seen treatment requests and disability claims soar.
Issues of safety and waste make way for a focus on funding.
Five years after the commission released its report, one key reform for US security – streamlining congressional oversight – hasn’t happened.
Key challenges remain, including the discontent of former Sunni insurgents recruited by the US and credited with improving security.
One senator calls this the 'terror gap' and vows to plug it, but gun owners fear the government might use the FBI's terror list to crack down on law-abiding citizens.
Democrats are largely avoiding the gun issue, but some hope a new Government Accountability Office report will help tighten rules for gun shows.