Government shutdown

Out of work federal employees slated to get back pay

Out of work federal employees slated to get back pay

    Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times. Now Congress and President Barack Obama are sending this message to the 800,000 sidelined government employees: We don’t know when the […]

Obama claims he expects Congress to raise debt ceiling

Obama claims he expects Congress to raise debt ceiling

President Barack Obama says he doesn’t expect Congress to breach the deadline to increase the nation’s borrowing limit. He says he’s willing to negotiate changes to his signature health care law and to find ways to reduce spending, but stresses he will not bargain until after Congress reopens the government and passed a new debt […]

White House to Capitol chase ends in gunfire for woman, child

White House to Capitol chase ends in gunfire for woman, child

A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said. Tourists watched the shooting unfold on Constitution Avenue outside the Capitol as lawmakers inside debated how to end a government shutdown. Police quickly […]

Rep. King: Cruz, right-wing trying to ‘hijack’ the GOP

Rep. King:  Cruz, right-wing trying to ‘hijack’ the GOP

New York Rep. Peter King, a Republican who calls himself a “blue-collar conservative,  says tea party-backed members of the House Republican Caucus are trying to “hijack the party” and, in the end, hurt America. King says increasing numbers of House Republicans — perhaps as many as a hundred — are sick and tired of “the […]

Shutdown instructions go out to federal workers

Shutdown instructions go out to federal workers

Federal workers will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even though the government is shutting down. With no late deal averting the midnight Monday shutdown, several federal agencies say employees would be limited to doing work related to the shutdown, including changing voicemail messages, posting an out-of-office message on email, […]

America falls victim to the traitors and terrorists in Congress

America falls victim to the traitors and terrorists in Congress

For the first time in 17 years, America heads into the very real possibility of a government shutdown. And, as happened 17 years ago, the shutdown will come at the hands of an unrealistic group of Republican office holders in Congress who have forgotten — as they too often do — that their first loyalty […]

Tourists, homebuyers will feel impact of government shutdown

Tourists, homebuyers will feel impact of government shutdown

A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. The mail would still be delivered and Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow. But vacationers would be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays. Here’s […]

Cantor: Obama will be responsible for government shutdown

Cantor: Obama will be responsible for government shutdown

A top Republican refused on Sunday to rule out the possibility of a government shutdown next year over growing federal deficits but said if there were one, President Barack Obama would bear responsibility. House of Representatives Republican Whip Eric Cantor said it’s up to Obama to work with Republicans since they won the House from […]