DIGITS: How to avert a crisis? The public sends mixed messages on the debt ceiling
Outcome of budget fights carries high stakes for Obama's now-stalled second term agenda
The D.C. government is running on contingency funds now, but if the shutdown continues, it could mean a payroll freeze
Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.
AP Sources: House GOP preps debt limit, funding bill separate from Senate
Automatic spending cuts re-emerge as central issue in budget battle
Museum in Roanoke to take in butterflies during partial government shutdown
Tracking the flu could be complicated because of the government shutdown.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reported progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatened default and end a two-week partial government shutdown as President Barack Obama called congressional leaders to the White House to press for an end to the impasse.
You hear the same proud claim every time Washington wrestles with the debt limit: The United States has never defaulted. But the record's not that clean. America has stiffed creditors on at least two occasions.
President Barack Obama is sounding an optimistic note saying there has been progress in the Senate toward resolving a standoff over the nation's debt and the partial government shutdown. But he cautions that if Republicans don't cooperate, "we stand a good chance of defaulting."
The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week as Senate Democratic and Republican leaders remained at odds over spending in their last-ditch negotiations to end the crises gripping the nation.
Boehner presses for short-term debt increase, budget talks
Furloughed federal employees can take select free courses at Georgetown University.
The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show.
Harry Reid, the soft-spoken but pugilistic Senate majority leader, didn't wait for White House officials to declare their view of high-stakes talks over the government shutdown and debt.
Timeline of action on partial government shutdown, expiring federal borrowing authority
Dozens of people staged a protest run through Valley Forge National Historical Park on Sunday after a runner and others were ticketed amid the government shutdown.
Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that's entering its third week.
Peaks of Otter Lodge, Mabry Mill reopen on Blue Ridge Parkway in Va following shutdown closure
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