Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate.
Sixteen days into the government shutdown, the Senate and House voted Wednesday evening to end the fiscal stalemate.
Thousands of federal employees changed from nonessential to essential at some point over the course of the partial government shutdown.
The two-month campaign in New Jersey between Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan ends amid a lingering federal government shutdown.
A vote that would reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing limit will not come up for a House vote.
President Barack Obama is sounding an optimistic note saying there has been progress in the Senate toward resolving a standoff over the nation’s debt and the partial government shutdown. But he cautions that if Republicans don’t cooperate, “we stand a good chance of defaulting.”
A Senate Republican says there’s plenty of blame to go around for the partial government shutdown and specter of default.
Speaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is “cautiously hopeful” that the Senate can pick up where House negotiations have become deadlocked, and hopefully avoid the continued government shutdown through bipartisan Senate discussion.
Three activists apparently protesting agricultural giant Monsanto have been arrested after dumping bags of real cash in a Senate office building.
While addressing members of the press following the government shutdown, President Barack Obama said that Republicans in the House of Representatives “demanded ransom just for doing their jobs.”