Boehner: No Government ShutdownHouse Speaker John Boehner says there will be no government shutdown when funding runs out this week.
Van Hollen and NIH Head to Warn Against Government ShutdownRep. Chris Van Hollen and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins plan to warn about the consequences of a potential federal government shutdown.
Federal Spending Bill To Block D.C. Marijuana LegislationThe idea of regulating and taxing sales of marijuana in D.C. has gone up in smoke thanks to bi-partisan provisions in the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress Tuesday.
Cruz Says 'Under No Circumstances' Will He Challenge McConnell For Majority LeaderSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed claims that he would contest Sen. Mitch McConnell for the Republican Senate majority position, despite very differing views between the two GOP senators on the Affordable Care Act, immigration and threats of another government shutdown.
Dem, GOP Leaders Promise Action To Prevent Another Government ShutdownLawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.
Government Shutdown May Have Caused a DC Area Baby BoomThe 2013 government shutdown, which lasted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, was the cause of a lot of anxiety in the D.C. area.
Government Shutdown Cost National Parks At Least $414 MillionThe Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending.
Poll: Unemployment Now Number One National ProblemFor the first time since October, Americans no longer think politicians are the biggest national problem.
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113th Congress: Least Popular and Least ProductiveLawmakers passed a mere 55 substantive bills in its first year.
US Treasury Debt To Foreign Holders Continues IncreaseForeigner buyers of U.S. Treasury securities increased their holdings for a third month in October, despite budget battles in Washington that shut down the government for 16 days that month.
Bombings, Shutdowns And A New Pope: Top News Stories Of 2013