Hurricane Season

The Note: Shutdown ends, but costs rise for GOP

The TAKE with Rick Klein Budget peace is messy, sleep-deprived and expensive. And those were only one a few of the steep costs incurred in Washington this week. Overnight Senate and House votes mean one of the shorter and most pointless shutdowns in history will itself be history with a morning Read more

Trumps, Pences release their official Christmas portraits

With ten days left until Christmas, the Trumps and Pences released on Thursday their official Christmas portraits -- their first such photos since taking office. First lady Melania Trump tweeted the photo, in which she and President Donald Trump are standing in the Cross Hall of the White House, Read more

FEMA staffers could be billed for overtime after hurricanes

Over the past three months, FEMA Disaster Operations Director Marty Bahamonde has been home just once, for a two-week stretch. He's spent the other eight weeks amidst calamity. Bahamonde deployed to Texas on Aug. 24, as Hurricane Harvey pummeled Houston. Six weeks later, he flew straight to Puerto Read more