Fact Tank Oct. 9, 2013

Curbing military aid to Egypt has support among the U.S. public

The Obama administration reportedly is planning to curb U.S. military aid to Egypt, a move that many Americans would support, according to a Pew Research poll conducted in August.

Fact Tank Oct. 7, 2013

Supreme Court starts new term coming off record-low ratings

The Supreme Court began its new term today, after seeing its favorability ratings drop following rulings during its last term.

Fact Tank Oct. 3, 2013

Most federal agencies viewed positively, despite frustration and anger with government

The public has long expressed a more negative opinion of “the government” than of the departments and agencies that actually carry out the work of government.

Fact Tank Oct. 2, 2013

About half of Americans say the political parties have grown so far apart that they can’t agree on solutions

Almost half of Americans say Congress is gridlocked because of the wide partisan gap; more than a third say it’s because of a few members who won’t compromise.

Fact Tank Oct. 1, 2013

How much might a government shutdown cost? Plenty, history says

The estimated cost of the two federal government shutdowns in fiscal 1996 was more than $1.4 billion ($2.1 billion in today’s dollars).

Fact Tank Sep. 27, 2013

Lessons from the last government shutdown

The 1995-1996 government shutdowns didn’t help the GOP’s image, but the party had lost support among the public well before they happened.

Fact Tank Sep. 27, 2013

Chart of the Week: The bipartisan federal debt limit

Raising the federal debt limit has given both Republicans and Democrats, in Congress and the White House, fits for decades.

Fact Tank Sep. 26, 2013

Powered by oil and gas, U.S. energy production is on the rise

U.S. domestic energy production is rising — up 13.9% from 2005 to 2012, and on track to rise even more this year.

Fact Tank Sep. 26, 2013

Republicans divided on impact of shutdown, willingness to compromise

The share of Tea Party Republicans who say the economic effect of a government shutdown will be major is 21 points lower than others in the GOP.

Fact Tank Sep. 19, 2013

The latest News IQ Quiz: How our web visitors stack up against the public

Our online quiz-takers did better than the general public on each of the 13 questions in our latest News IQ Quiz.