Oct 1, 2013 The shutdown is causing many federal agencies -- and their websites -- to close down.
Sep 30, 2013 Democrats and Republicans appear unable to reach common ground on a budget before the government shuts down.
Sep 30, 2013 We might not be getting a jobs report this Friday.
Sep 16, 2013 Now that a nomination fight over Larry Summers has been avoided, Washington can get back to work fixing the economy.
Sep 9, 2013 Egypt's new government has suspended the national rail service. This is bad news for most Egyptians, but good news for the country's microbus drivers.
Aug 29, 2013 August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.
Aug 27, 2013 Brace yourself. The debt ceiling showdown is coming back.
Aug 9, 2013 It's good news for the approximately 640,000 furloughed Department of Defense employees that there will be only six furlough days instead of 11. But it's still a hardship for many of them.
Aug 1, 2013 Newly revealed documents suggest deeper and more widespread NSA surveillance of emails and chat messages. And Oakland, California approves a plan for a new local surveillance center.