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.
The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
President Obama wants a temporary bill on his desk with no strings attached. That’s the message he is sending to House Republicans, as the partial government shutdown heads into the weekend.
Air Force and Navy will meet on the football field Saturday after an unusual week of preparation that saw emotions swing from disappointment to elation.
Late Thursday night, President Obama cancels a planned trip to Asia, with no end to the government shutdown in sight.
Every week, hundreds of patients, including children, are admitted to new clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health. Now many are losing hope as the government shutdown continues.
Football is on for Army, Navy and Air Force this weekend although some other service academy sports are still suspended because of the government shutdown.
The government shutdown is taking some of the sting from parts of the D.C. region’s notoriously nasty commute.
Ford’s Theatre has canceled performances of “The Laramie Project” because the theater must close during the government shutdown, but it will present two free performances at a nearby church.
Some of those hardest hit by the shutdown are military service academies. This weekend’s big Navy/Air Force game had been in limbo…until Wednesday night! Military sources say the Midshipmen will take the field after all.
Metro says it is seeing a 22 percent drop in rail ridership due to the federal government shutdown.