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Reid claims progress towards a deal after meeting with McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) claims progress towards an agreement to both avoid default on government obligations and end a government shutdown now...

Obama calls meeting at White House as talks continue on the...

President Barack Obama called a mid-afternoon meeting of Congressional leaders at the White House Monday. The call to the meeting came while the Senate's leaders...

Some progress but no end in sight to impasse, debt crisis

Senate negotiations to bring a fiscal crisis to an end showed signs of progress on Sunday, but there were no guarantees the federal government...

With default looming, government enters third week of shutdown

The United States moved perilously closer to an economy-rattling default and a partial government shutdown entered its third week as Senate Democratic and Republican...

Senate Majority Leader ‘confident’ deal will be reached in fiscal crisis

Senate Majority Harry Reid said Sunday that he was engaged in negotiations with Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and was "confident" they could resolve...

Another day, another stumbling block to budget, debt deal

Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and...

Obama staying out of sight as Senate works on budget, debt...

President Barack Obama will stay out of the public eye on Sunday as Senate leaders try to work out an elusive deal ahead of...

Senators hope their leaders can succeed where others have failed

Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this...

As Congress spits and sputters, default looms for America

Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and...

Hope for resolution of fiscal crisis shifts to Senate

The focus of efforts to end the government shutdown and prevent a U.S. default shifted to the Senate on Saturday, where leaders were in...