The Government Shutdown
Oct 17, 2013 — The congressional impasse over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling has finally ended. Here's a look back at some key events in the standoff.
Oct 17, 2013 — With the debt crisis averted and the partisan standoff finally at an end, here are some memorable images from the 16-day partial government shutdown.
Oct 17, 2013 — What we learned: Obama wasn't bluffing, the House GOP is ungovernable and Republicans blew a golden opportunity to direct attention to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
Oct 17, 2013 — Although a debt default has been at least temporarily averted, the knock-on effect for the economy will still bite.
Oct 17, 2013 — After two weeks of not working, furloughed employees are expected to be back at the job Thursday. But that might not be that simple.
Oct 16, 2013 — Careers and reputations are often forged in crisis, and the government shutdown and debt ceiling tumult that has gripped Washington for weeks is one of those moments.
Oct 16, 2013 — The two Democrats played the routine where one officer offers the suspect a cup of coffee and the other smacks it from the suspect's lips. Reid, of course, is the smacker.
Oct 16, 2013 — Unless Congress raises the debt ceiling soon, the government won't be able to pay its bills. Here's a graph showing some of the big payments coming due.
Oct 16, 2013 — With hours left before the country tops its borrowing authority, the Senate-crafted, bipartisan measure moves to the chaotic lower chamber. Party leaders are hoping to pass it with a coalition of votes from Democrats and Republicans. The bill — which makes no major changes to the new health care law — would end the first government shutdown in 17 years and avert a default.
Oct 15, 2013 — Day 15 of the government shutdown had a promising beginning, marked by a bipartisan proposal from Senate leaders to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. But those hopes were quickly dashed.