White House open to short-term hike

The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first defaul…

Shutdown casualties shatter stereotypes

Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check. Who knew that so many random activities o…

Neither side softening before meeting

The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to na…

Under fire, 'Obamacare' going live

President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and budget brinkmanship. Now the ultim…

GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

A conservative challenge to the president’s health care law has the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown.

Senate passes bill to avert shutdown

A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to approve legislation keeping federal agencies fro…