Shutdown fight ends, Dream Act fight endures
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Sen. Rand Paul's government shutdown ended at about 5:30 ET Friday morning, when the House passed the budget agreement and extended government funding to March 23. The fifth short-term funding bill of the 2018 fiscal year. Yay, Congress.

Because it's Republicans in charge, the agreement is really expensive, and not so much on the spending side. Because of the additional tax cuts they threw in, the price tag was hiked to $320 billion to 10-year deficits, putting the potential final tally—if all...

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