federal government shutdown

Workers return to the Washington Navy Yard on September 17, 2013.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The Top Local News Stories of ’13

The Top Local News Stories of ’13

12/27/2013

Chris Cox, as the lone member of the Memorial Militia, is on a mission to clean up the National Mall. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

One-Man Memorial Militia Collects Reward For His Efforts

The guy with the chain saw and a South Carolina flag was back on the National Mall Wednesday afternoon.

11/13/2013

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Shutdown Ends, But Angst for Contractors Remains

Federal employees are back to work, but the possibility of another government shutdown looms, creating angst for the web of contractors who work in the Washington area and beyond.

10/22/2013

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Gray: ‘We No Longer Have the Luxury of Being a Company Town’

The partial government shutdown made it even more abundantly clear to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray that the city’s finances are too intricately connected with the federal government, he said in his weekly radio address exclusive to All News 99.1.

10/20/2013

File photo of the House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Stenographer Escorted Off Floor While Ranting About Constitution

Last night, as the House of Representatives were voting to end the 16-day government shutdown, things were briefly interrupted after a stenographer started to rant on the dais.

10/17/2013

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Cruz: ‘Imagine A Different World If All 46 Senate Republicans Had Stood Together’

Fool’s errand or heroic stand? The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, who had precipitated the crises with their demand that President Barack Obama gut his 3-year-old health care law.

10/16/2013

The lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Pre-Shutdown Rule Change Prevents House Members From Calling Vote on Clean CR

A video posted on Representative Chris Van Hollen’s (D-Md.) YouTube account Oct. 12 has gone viral as the government shutdown and Congressional impasse continues. Entitled “The GOP’s little rule change they hoped you wouldn’t notice,” the video features Van Hollen, who represents Maryland’s 8th District discussing a House Rules Committee change that was put in place on Sept. 30.

10/15/2013

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Shutdown Diverts Butterflies from Smithsonian

The Science Museum of Western Virginia is getting some unexpected visitors because of the ongoing impasse in Congress.

10/15/2013

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Ford’s Theatre in DC Reopening With Private Funds

Ford’s Theatre is reopening its doors and resuming performances with private funding, even though the government shutdown is continuing into a third week.

10/15/2013

Dem Group Runs Ads Tying GOP Lawmakers To ‘Tea Party Shutdown’

An outside Democratic group is airing television ads in 10 Republican-held congressional districts tying lawmakers to the tea party and the ongoing federal government shutdown.

10/09/2013

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