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Billion-dollar storms could lead to the next housing crash, experts warn — and big banks have adopted the same worrisome strategy as last time

As natural disasters become more frequent and intense, coastal homeowners could be more likely to default on their mortgages.
A sign outside the White House tells visitors that no tours will happen during the government shutdown.

GoFundMe campaigns to help furloughed federal employees pay their bills during government shutdown may now be in legal trouble

Federal employees who took to GoFundMe to gather extra money to pay bills during the governement shutdown may now be in legal trouble, experts say.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams ‘far-right former governor’ Scott Walker after he mischaracterizes her proposed tax hike on the superrich

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is playing offense on her proposal to hike taxes on the super-rich.

This map shows which states have been hit hardest by the shutdown, and blue states are faring worst

New Mexico, Maryland, Hawaii, and Alaska are most hard-hit by the shutdown. Minnesota, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Iowa and Indiana are least affected.

Trump signed executive order canceling planned pay increase for federal workers in 2019 amid government shutdown

President Donald Trump issued an executive order that cancels a planned pay increase for federal workers in 2019.

10 federal US laws that are named after real people and the shocking stories behind them

From Megan's Law to AMBER alerts, here are the stories behind legislation, laws, and acts named after real people.

Haircuts, flights, and an alumni club: here are the perks members of Congress get that the general public doesn’t

Members of Congress can pull rank to receive priority for haircuts, flights, and even mail. See the perks lawmakers enjoy, some of which are for life.
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 24: Trash begins to accumulate along the National Mall near the Washington Monument due to a partial shutdown of the federal government on December 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. The partial shutdown will continue for at least a few more days as lawmakers head home for the holidays as Democrats and the Trump administration cannot agree on an amount of funding for border security.

Government agency says letter advising furloughed employees to perform chores for landlords in lieu of paying rent was posted by accident

The letter advised federal employees not being paid thanks to the shutdown to barter labor with their landlords instead of paying rent.
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on November 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany

Obama: There’s a misperception that government workers don’t work hard

Most people's ideas of how the government works begin and end with the DMV, President Barack Obama joked at a recent public appearance at the Okta Oktane '18 conference.
Sec. Scott Pruitt

EPA chief Scott Pruitt says he has to fly first class because a ‘toxic’ political environment puts him in danger

EPA chief Scott Pruitt said that he regularly flies first-class due to unspecified security concerns, a result of a "toxic" political environment.