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From new building permits to ownership rates to homeless counts, USAFacts looked at data that show the changes in how and where Americans live.
Four of the five most costly natural disasters in our nation’s history have occurred during the past ten years. How has the government’s response to natural disasters changed? What is the impact of different types of disasters?
Fines, penalties and forfeitures make up a small part of federal revenue. But the amount has been ticking upward in recent years.
Antitrust investigations by the Department of Justice have declined, from a high of 593 investigations in 1971 to 100 in 2017. Since the earliest year of data available, there have been two periods of significant antitrust activities - the early 1970s and late 1990s.
Since its inception in 1958, NASA has been known for a series of missions related to science and space exploration. With an eye toward landing on Mars, here's how the space agency has spent its money so far.
Federal and state courts authorized just under 3,000 wiretaps in 2018, down nearly 30% from the peak of authorizations in 2015.
The latest numbers show 2018 was the first year the retirement trust fund paid out more in benefits than it made from taxes since the financial reforms of the early 1980s.
A portion of each paycheck we receive is sent to the federal government for Social Security. Then what?
What do presidents historically talk about when they address the nation, and how does it compare to trends in areas such as jobs, wages, education, national security, and healthcare?
The White House released the proposed budget for 2019 and beyond. Check out the President’s proposed changes to spending by agency and program.