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...

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.

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 at 04:31 PM CDT

Hutchison: "A Lot of Frustration in Washington"

Hutchison: "A Lot of Frustration in Washington"

Former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has been out of office for nearly a year, but she is still paying attention to what’s happening in the Washington D.C.

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...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 07:43 PM CDT

Fool's Errand or Heroic Stand? GOP on Cruz, Lee

Fool's Errand or Heroic Stand? GOP on Cruz, Lee

The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end the partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah.

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:47 PM CDT

Students Witness Government Shutdown on Trip

Students Witness Government Shutdown on Trip

A group of Fort Worth eighth graders experienced the federal government shutdown first hand while on a trip to the nation's capitol.

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...

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 06:54 AM CDT

Government Shutdown Threatens Marine Marathon

Government Shutdown Threatens Marine Marathon

If the federal government shutdown continues through the weekend, it will likely force the cancellation of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., according to race organizers.

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