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Coverage of the stalemate in Congress that forced the U.S. government to a standstill

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM CDT

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

Memorials, Museums Reopen After Shutdown

After the 16-day government shutdown, parks and museums closed during the government shutdown will reopen. All national parks -- from Yosemite to Shenandoah National Park -- will reopen Thursday. The country's...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 06:33 AM CDT

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

Relief From World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

The world breathed a collective sigh of relief at the end of the shutdown and debt limit crisis, with Asian stock markets rising following the deal. The debt impasse had rattled global markets and threatened the...

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 08:31 AM CDT

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

No Winners: How Fiscal Showdown Will Affect Key Players

None of the politicians in Washington really came out of the government shutdown stalemate looking particularly good, but here's how the now-resolved standoff is likely to affect key players moving forward.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013 at 08:21 AM CDT

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

Obama Signs Bill Ending Fiscal Crisis -- For Now

President Barack Obama signed a bill early Thursday ending the 16-day partial government shutdown and raising the nation's debt limit after Congress passed a last-minute bipartisan deal just hours before...

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 07:52 AM CDT

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Next for Federal Workers: "Not Buying a Damn Thing"

Now that the government shutdown has ended, thousands of furloughed workers returned to their jobs – and their paychecks. Many say they're looking to save more money in case the Senate's proposal, which would...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:10 AM CDT

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

Deadline Looms: Live Blogging the Debt Crisis

The nation is just hours away from a crucial default deadline, and Washington remains muddled in a risky legislative process that has the world holding its collective breath. Watch here for live updates, photos...

Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 at 04:37 PM CDT

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

Shutdown Puts Marine Corps Marathon in Jeopardy

The Marine Corps Marathon is in jeopardy of cancellation if the government shutdown is not resolved this week, marathon director Rick Nealis confirmed. MCM targeted Saturday as the date to notify runners of the...

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 06:23 AM CDT

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate Leaders: "Tremendous Progress" on Shutdown Deal

Senate leaders said Monday evening that they are closing in on a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit, as key lawmakers met o hammer out the details.

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM CDT

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

Debt Limit Deadline Looms as Shutdown Hits Day 14

It's now day 14 of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed 350,000 federal workers and slowed economic growth. The U.S. is also just days away from losing its ability to borrow money and defaulting on...

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 08:52 AM CDT

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

All Eyes on Senate to End Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were in talks Saturday to broker a deal to end the government shutdown and avert default on the nation's debts after talks between the White...

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