The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history.
The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday after a White House meeting among President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders yielded no signs of progress.
Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check. Who knew that so many random activities of daily life could be imperiled by a shutdown of the federal government?
Overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day as they tried to sign up for health insurance under the nation’s historic health care overhaul.
Tom Clancy, whose high-tech, Cold War thrillers such as “The Hunt for Red October” and “Patriot Games” made him the most widely read and influential military novelist of his time, has died. He was 66.
The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans’ claims — in limbo from coast to coast.
For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error message or a menu that didn’t work.
Getting covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law might take you more than one sitting. In a media preview, it felt like a cross between doing your taxes and making an important purchase that requires research.
President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and budget brinkmanship. Now the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people.
A conservative challenge to the president’s health care law has the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown.
A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
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Details about shutdown plans for each agency were expected to be posted on the OMB and individual agency websites by Friday afternoon, according to union officials briefed on the process. Formal furlough notices would be sent on Tuesday.
A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to approve legislation keeping federal agencies from locking their doors on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama is promoting the benefits of his health care law before new insurance exchanges open for business next week.
A partial government shutdown next week would leave the major parts of the law in place and rolling along, according to former Democratic and Republican budget officials, as well as the Obama administration itself.
The timeline is daunting since House GOP leaders appear all but certain to reject the Senate’s attempt at a simple, straightforward stopgap spending bill like those routinely passed since the 1995-96 government shutdowns.
The government is headed for a fiscal crisis caused by partisan gridlock. The stakes are high. U.S. credibility is on the line. The economic recovery could be derailed. Is this a faux crisis that will quickly pass or the real deal?