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SPA Act would shut down congressional gym

Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill., and Patrick Murphy, D-Fla., want the congressional gym closed during the federal shutdown.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 12:21pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, bill foster, Patrick Murphy, congressional gym, SPA Act

Starbucks promo prods lawmakers to 'come together'

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 10:12am EDT

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10 percent off: The other price(s) of a shutdown

The partial shutdown of the federal government comes at a price - two of them, actually.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: SSapore Oil and Vinegar, Capitol Hill, shutdown, andrew mollenbeck

Study: Virginia will be hit hardest if shutdown continues

The loss of salaries for federal workers will be felt hardest in Virginia, according to a new study by, a personal fiance social network.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 07:23am EDT

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Poll: GOP gets the blame in shutdown

Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players in the impasse, President Barack Obama among them, according to a new poll. It's a struggle with no heroes.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 06:12am EDT


DC charities reduce services amid shutdown

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Tags: nonprofits, shutdown, furlough,

Va. delegate wants federal workers protected from debt collection

Virginia Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, doesn't want to see federal workers who live in Virginia end up in court for debt collections because of the government shutdown, so he will propose legislation to give feds a break.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 01:32pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, Bob Marshall, federal workers, Hank Silverberg

Senate Dems to try passing debt ceiling increase

Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a first-ever default on U.S. obligations ticks by.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 10:02am EDT


Shutdown takes its toll on White House operations

Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 staffers have been furloughed, barred even from checking the BlackBerrys they usually clutch like worry beads.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 09:54am EDT

Tags: White House

Congressional phones, emails go dark because of furloughed staffers

When national events spiral out of control, it is not uncommon for people to reach out to their member of Congress. But good luck with that during the government shutdown.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 07:02am EDT

Tags: shutdown, Congress, email, Dick Uliano,

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