No, our long national nightmare isn’t over yet
Secretary of state said it hurt America’s image overseas
The crisis is over, but political dynamics suggest congressional dysfunction is here to stay
President Barack Obama signed a bill to reopen the federal government and lift the debt limit just after midnight on Thursday morning, after an 11th-hour agreement reached on Wednesday by Senate majority leader Harry Reid and …
Hoping to defund or delay health care reform, Republicans got almost nothing
Updated at 4:10 p.m.
Senate leaders announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday to reopen government and raise the debt ceiling, moving the country closer to ending weeks of brinkmanship over Obamacare, federal spending and debt. …
Annual race could be latest victim of government impasse
House GOP pulls vote on debt bill, leaving Senate to probe a path forward
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on the floor a bit after 11:30 a.m. Tuesday that rating agencies are talking about downgrading U.S. debt “as soon as tonight.”
Updated at 5:45 p.m.
Aides to Senate leaders said Tuesday afternoon that bipartisan talks designed to stave off default and reopen the government had not broken down. Rather, the discussions were on hold as House Republicans …
The government shutdown is a tipping point for John Boehner’s career.
Crowds break through barricades erected after government shutdown
Senior lawmakers complained that intelligence employees were deemed “nonessential”