Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job and suspending most non-essential federal programs and services.
A new ranking of the most generous cities in online donations shows Seattle residents give the most money to charity, followed by three cities in the Washington, D.C., region.
Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has introduced a bill that would make the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says the nation is not better off than it was four years ago.