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The District is running out of the money during the federal shutdown, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he's spoken to lawmakers with limited success.
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Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week.
House Speaker John Boehner is telling fellow Republicans that talks with President Barack Obama over ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a federal default have stalled.
With time running short, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner accelerated efforts Friday to prevent the U.S. Treasury from default and end a partial government shutdown that stretched into an 11th day. The latest impacts: New aircraft grounded, military chaplains silenced and a crab harvest jeopardized in the Bering Sea.
A military charity that had stepped in to continue payments to families who lost service members during the government shutdown is sending an additional check to those affected.
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Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Barack Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm after the Pentagon suspended the roughly $100,000 payments during the partial government shutdown.
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House Speaker John Boehner's office says the Ohio Republican spoke by phone with President Barack Obama Friday afternoon.
A look at how services have been affected, and sometimes not, by Congress failing to reach an agreement averting a partial government shutdown.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Thursday urged Congress to raise the government's borrowing limit before Oct. 17, warning that a Republican idea to prioritize payments with cash on hand could cause "irrevocable damage" to the U.S. economy.
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