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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (right) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Federal Budget Deal Includes D.C. Spending Victory

The deal to end the federal government shutdown includes a victory for the District of Columbia government.

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

A view of the U.S. Capitol Building's Rotunda after a vote on Capitol Hill on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate and House Approve Deal to Fund Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Sixteen days into the government shutdown, the Senate and House voted Wednesday evening to end the fiscal stalemate.

10/16/2013

Carney stated that the shutdown and debt ceiling deadline fighting are bad for the US and world economy, and the effect of “flirtation” with the debt ceiling and default is “harmful to the American people in all cases.”  Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Carney: ‘Flirtation’ With Debt Ceiling Harmful To US, World Economy

Carney stated that the shutdown and debt ceiling deadline fighting are bad for the US and world economy, and the effect of “flirtation” with the debt ceiling and default is “harmful to the American people in all cases.”

10/16/2013

“You know, for me, I think the coolest thing is that if there is somebody interesting, whose doing anything, a scientist, a sports figure, you know, a writer, anybody in the world -- if I want to call them up and talk, they will answer my call. And that's a pretty cool thing.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama on ‘Coolest’ Job Perk: Anybody in the World Will Answer My Call

Amid a government shutdown, looming US default and partisan bickering in Congress, President Obama was still able to focus on one of the more positive, “cool” things about his job.

10/16/2013

Investor Warren Buffett says he didn't buy the Washington Post because he didn't want it to be a burden on his company or family. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Buffett Says Allowing U.S. Default Would Be ‘Act of Idiocy’

Billionaire Warren Buffett says it would be idiocy for the nation’s leaders to allow the United States to default on its bills.

10/16/2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Political Leaders from D.C., Md., and Va. to Talk Shutdown Effects

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is meeting with local government leaders from Maryland and Virginia to talk about the wide-ranging effects of the federal government shutdown.

10/16/2013

Greenspan: Debt Fight is ‘Shock to the System’

Alan Greenspan tells CBS News Congress is jeopardizing trust in the American economy, and in the U.S. dollar.

10/16/2013

Thousands of furloughed federal workers are being reclassified to essential employees. (Getty Images)

Some Furloughed Workers Recalled To Duty

Thousands of federal employees changed from nonessential to essential at some point over the course of the partial government shutdown.

10/16/2013

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walk to a Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol, on Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

House Vote Called Off to Reopen Government, Avert Default

A vote that would reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing limit will not come up for a House vote.

10/15/2013

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