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In shutdown mode, Gray says D.C. is 'still open for business'

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.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 05:44pm EDT

Tags: Mayor Vince Gray


Congress lumbers while threatened default looms

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.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 04:25pm EDT

Tags: Barack obama, Harry Reid, mitch mcconnell, John Boehner

Senate plan to end shutdown emerges

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.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 02:35pm EDT

Tags: President Obama, obama, John Boehner, House, house of representatives, Senate

Accelerated efforts, no agreement on shutdown/debt

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.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 08:46pm EDT

Tags: shutdown

Fisher House to send additional $25K checks to families of fallen service members

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.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:42pm EDT

Tags: Fisher House Foundation

Obama signs bill to pay military death benefits

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.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:18pm EDT

Tags: death benefits

Boehner spox says Obama, speaker talk by phone

House Speaker John Boehner's office says the Ohio Republican spoke by phone with President Barack Obama Friday afternoon.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:13pm EDT


Shutdown impact: Some national parks could reopen

A look at how services have been affected, and sometimes not, by Congress failing to reach an agreement averting a partial government shutdown.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:18pm EDT


AP sources: Boehner to ask for short debt increase

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 12:20pm EDT


Lew warns of 'irrevocable damage' from default

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.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 11:01am EDT

Tags: Jacob Lew, debt limit

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