Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.
The shutdown in Washington continues. And families of fallen soldiers are being hit especially hard.
Ford’s Theatre is reopening its doors and resuming performances with private funding, even though the government shutdown is continuing into a third week.
Furloughed Marylanders are waiting for a decision. A possible breakthrough in negotiations to end the government shutdown and raise the debt limit could be near.
A march to get things going again in D.C. Thousands arrived at the National War World II Memorial, pushing through barriers Sunday morning to protest the government shutdown.
It was a cash-only day for Marylanders who typically buy groceries with food stamps. A computer glitch caused chaos in the aisles of supermarkets here and around the country, temporarily shutting down access.
The D.C. Lottery’s slogan is “Lots of people win.” But until the federal shutdown is over, nobody wins.
A Maryland-based charitable organization steps up to help those impacted by the government shutdown at a time of devastating loss.
One man has taken it upon himself to mow and clean up the grounds around the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown.
The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.
Washington’s mayor confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday about the federal shutdown that has imperiled the city government, eliciting a terse reply from his fellow Democrat.
There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the country.