McCain Considering Running Again For SenateRepublican Sen. John McCain says he's considering running for a sixth term in 2016, the year he turns 80.
Sluggish U.S. Hiring Shows Effects of Budget ImpasseA dim view of the U.S. job market emerged Tuesday with a report that employers cut back on hiring in September just before a partial government shutdown began.
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.
Republicans Look To Capitalize On Obamacare Problems Heading Into 2014 Elections"Obamacare" escaped unharmed from the government shutdown Republicans hoped would stop it, but just as quickly they have opened a new line of attack — one handed to them by the administration itself.
Delay in Capitol Police Navy Yard Shooting Report A report into the response by the U.S. Capitol Police to the Washington Navy Yard shooting has been delayed by the federal government shutdown.
Experts Skeptical A Third Party Will Rise To Challenge Dems, GOPA recent poll indicates that the shutdown in particular has left the majority of people in the United States wishing for a third political party. But is that the answer to the problem of politics as usual?
Government Shutdown Affected Us in Ways UnseenThe federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in far-off Washington, but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways — from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites.
Sen. Collins: 'There Is A Group In The Common Sense Caucus That's Willing To Lead'During the lead-up to a compromise by Senate leadership to end the partial government shutdown, more than a dozen senators came and went from Sen. Susan Collins' office — the hub for the "Gang of 14" pressing for a compromise to end the stalemate, reopen government and avert a Treasury default.
Palin: 'We're Going to Shake Things Up in 2014'Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP's popularity plunging to record lows.
For Native American Tribes Shutdown's Effects Could LingerDisruptions to some services for elderly American Indians and other needy residents of reservations could linger despite the end of the government shutdown, tribal officials said Thursday.
National Zoo Reopens to Visitors After Shutdown A day after most furloughed federal employees went back to work — and the popular "panda cam" was turned back on — the Smithsonian's National Zoo is open to visitors again.
Vote to End Shutdown Could Linger in 2014A group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.
House Stenographer Escorted Off Floor While Ranting About ConstitutionLast 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.
Obama: Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Crisis 'Encouraged Our Enemies'It took 16 days, but Congress approved a last-minute deal Wednesday to end the government shutdown and avoid a potential U.S. default.
Back To Work For Government Workers After 16-Day ShutdownThe White House's budget office says federal workers should expect to return to work Thursday morning as the partial government shutdown comes to an end.