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  • FILE Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Catherine Threat watches students as they arrive at Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center in Chicago in this Oct. 7, 2013 file photo taken in Chicago. The Wisconsin veteran hasn’t let the federal shutdown shut Her down. Threat returned from active duty in Afghanistan in July. Since then, she’s been in the Army Reserve and working as a civilian at Fort McCoy in central Wisconsin _ until last week when she was furloughed. Rather than sitting around, Threat decided to volunteer for a veteran patrol for the Chicago Public Schools “safe passage” program. As part of the effort to keep students safe while traveling to school, the veteran branch of the program is coordinated by the group No Veteran Left Behind. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

    Furloughed Workers Pinching Pennies, Volunteering

    They’re experienced research engineers and park rangers still in college, attorneys who enforce environmental regulations and former soldiers who took civilian jobs with the military after coming home from war.
    And all of them have one thing in common: They were […]

  • President Barack Obama, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., meet with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,  in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. The federal government remains partially shut down and faces a first-ever default between Oct. 17 and the end of the month. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Senate Leads Hunt For Shutdown And Debt Limit Deal

    WASHINGTON  — Racing the calendar and the financial markets, Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.
    “This should be seen as something very positive, even […]

  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 12, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Deal To Resolve Fiscal Crisis Stalls In Congress

    WASHINGTON – Hopes for an immediate resolution of Washington’s fiscal crisis faded on Capitol Hill on Saturday as angry House of Representatives Republicans accused President Barack Obama of shutting down negotiations with them and turning to the Senate.
    Congress was racing […]

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  • Three U.S. Parks Reopen

    Three U.S. Parks Reopen

    Oct. 12 – Some US governors dish out cash to reopen national parks. Julie Noce reports

  • Obama Pressures Republicans To Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown

    Obama Pressures Republicans To Raise Debt Ceiling, End Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama pressured Republican lawmakers on Saturday to agree to raise the U.S. debt ceiling for longer than they would prefer, as their fiscal impasse dragged into the weekend with five days left to find a deal.
    The […]

  • A concerned Julie Aldaz, left, general manager of the Red Feather Lodge, who has already had to layoff three employees, talks with Jane Gibson, housekeeping manager, about the dim prospects of Grand Canyon National Park reopening, as the park remains closed to visitors due to the continued federal government shutdown on Friday Oct. 11, 2013, in Tusayan, Ariz.  Attempts by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to have the U.S. Department of the Interior open up portions of the park using state funds has hit a snag. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Federal Shutdown Staring To Ripple Through States

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — The federal government shutdown that has idled hundreds of thousands of workers is starting to ripple through states, which are now laying off employees and warning of thousands of additional furloughs if the budget stalemate is […]

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  • President Obama And Republicans Struggle To Break Fiscal Deadlock

    President Obama And Republicans Struggle To Break Fiscal Deadlock

    WASHINGTON  – President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders moved to end their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to strike a deal on the details for a short-term reopening of the federal government and an increase in the U.S. […]

  • U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) addresses protesters calling for an end to the U.S. government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    President Obama, House Republicans Aim To End Crisis After Meeting

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and Republican leaders appeared ready to end a political crisis that has shuttered much of the U.S. government and pushed the country dangerously close to default after meeting at the White House on Thursday.
    No deal […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, leaves his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10,2103, for the White House and a meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the ongoing budget fight. Facing a fresh deadline, Boehner said Thursday that Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks _ but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts. Under the Republican plan, the partial government shutdown would continue in the meantime. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP

    Hope? Shutdown, Debt Talks But No Resolution Yet

    WASHINGTON  — The nation’s economy on the line, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans groped inconclusively Thursday for a compromise to avert an unprecedented U.S. default as early as next week and end the 10-day-old partial government shutdown.
    “We expect further […]

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  • A protester giving only her first name as Nancy holds up a sign calling for an end to the U.S. government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    Obama, Republicans Continue Talks After White House Meeting

    WASHINGTON – Republicans offered a plan to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would postpone a possible U.S. default in a sign the two sides may be moving to end the standoff that has shuttered large parts of the […]

  • FILE - Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown which started a day earlier, outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. An Associated Press-GfK poll conducted Oct. 3-7, 2013 held Republicans more responsible for the gridlock, with 62 percent mainly blaming the GOP for the shutdown. In contrast, 52 percent believed the president isn’t doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, according to the survey. The poll also said 82 percent of Democrats see the shutdown as a major problem for the country, compared with 58 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independents. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Americans Voice Anger, Frustration In Stalemate

    The regular book study group at the Rev. Tim Ahrens’ church in middle America always ends with a prayer – most deeply personal, often about a family or friend’s illness. But after one recent meeting, the members held hands in […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio
Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press - Ap

    House Republican Leaders Seek Six Week Debt Extension

    WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Thursday he will give President Barack Obama a proposal extending the government’s ability to borrow money through Nov. 22 – but only if he agrees to negotiate over ending the partial […]

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  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is pressuring Boehner to hold votes to avoid a potentially catastrophic default and re-open the federal government, as a new poll indicated Republicans could pay a political price for Washington's fiscal paralysis.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House GOP Leaders Seek Short-Term Debt Extension

    WASHINGTON  — House Speaker John Boehner planned to ask fractious Republican lawmakers on Thursday to support a six-week extension of the government’s ability to borrow money, even as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress of “irrevocable damage” that an unprecedented […]

  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew

    Lew Warns Of ‘Irrevocable Damage’ From Default

    WASHINGTON  — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress Thursday of “irrevocable damage” that an unprecedented federal default could cause, even as House Republicans explored a short-term debt limit increase to provide more time to resolve their budget battle with President […]

  • VIDEO: Hollywood Reacts to Partial Government Shutdown

    VIDEO: Hollywood Reacts to Partial Government Shutdown

    Stars including George Clooney, Robert Redford, Julianne Moore and Ellen Page give their views on the partial shutdown of U.S. government. (Oct. 10)

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  • U.S. government furloughed worker Jamie holds a sign for representatives to read, as the government shutdown enters day nine, outside the U.S. Capitol House Chamber in Washington October 9, 2013.    REUTERS/Gary Cameron   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST)

    Obama, Congress Search For Way Out As Pressure Rises In Fiscal Stalemate

    WASHINGTON  – With pressure rising and no clear path forward for breaking their fiscal impasse, President Barack Obama launched a series of White House meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday to search for a way to end a government shutdown and […]

  • Obama Picks Yellen For Top Fed Job, Urges Quick Senate Approval

    Obama Picks Yellen For Top Fed Job, Urges Quick Senate Approval

    WASHINGTON  – President Barack Obama nominated Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world’s most influential central bank, praising her consensus-building skills and saying more needed to be done to boost U.S. employment.
    Yellen, an advocate for […]

  • Brady Press Room of the White House in Washington. The president said he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their priorities, but not under the threat of "economic chaos." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Plans To Talk To GOP Again On Shutdown, Debt

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government […]

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the continuing government shutdown from the White House Briefing Room in Washington, October 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

    Obama To Meet House Democrats On Budget

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama has invited House of Representatives Democrats to meet Wednesday to discuss the budget crisis and a looming debt deadline, the first of a series of talks with lawmakers of both parties, a White House […]

  • Budget Clash Intensifies Amid Hints Of Short Truce

    Budget Clash Intensifies Amid Hints Of Short Truce

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are increasing the pressure on each other to bend in their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown. Even as they do, there are hints they […]

  • JANET YELLEN/ PHOTO: ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS

    Obama To Choose Yellen For Top Fed Job, Markets Relieved

    WASHINGTON  – U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen Obama on Wednesday to run the world’s most influential central bank, providing some relief to markets that would expect her to tread carefully in winding down economic stimulus.
    The […]

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  • FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, photo Rick Hohensee of Washington holds a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington. A new poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds plenty of disdain to go around as people size up the federal impasse. Most now disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job. And Congress’ approval rating is a perilous 5 percent.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    WASHINGTON  — Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players in the impasse, President Barack Obama among them, according to a new poll. It’s a struggle with no heroes.
    The Associated […]

  • Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen addresses the 29th National Association for Business Economics Policy Conference in Washington March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

    Obama To Name Yellen As Next Fed Chair

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen to be the next head of the U.S. central bank on Wednesday, putting her on course to be the first woman to lead the institution in its […]

  • Obama Says Republicans Must End ‘Threats’ On Fiscal Impasse

    Obama Says Republicans Must End ‘Threats’ On Fiscal Impasse

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama refused to give ground in a fiscal confrontation with Republicans on Tuesday, saying he would negotiate on budget issues only if they agree to re-open the federal government and raise the debt limit with no […]

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  • Senate Dems To Try Passing Debt Ceiling Increase

    Senate Dems To Try Passing Debt Ceiling Increase

    WASHINGTON  — Democrats controlling the Senate are planning to try to pass a stand-alone measure to increase the government’s borrowing cap, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown that could unnerve financial markets as the deadline to a first-ever default on […]

  • U.S. Still In Fiscal Deadlock But Looking For A Way Out

    U.S. Still In Fiscal Deadlock But Looking For A Way Out

    WASHINGTON – There were signs of stepped up efforts on Monday to find an exit strategy from the current U.S. fiscal crisis both in Congress and at the White House, with President Barack Obama saying he would accept a short-term […]

  • Gov’t Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End In Sight

    Gov’t Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End In Sight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation’s history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure […]

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  • Boehner To Obama: No Debt Hike Without Concessions

    Boehner To Obama: No Debt Hike Without Concessions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government’s debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without […]

  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) addresses reporters during a news conference with fellow House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    Washington Heads Into Fifth Day Of Shutdown, No End In Sight

    WASHINGTON – Washington headed into the fifth day of a partial government shutdown with no end in sight even as another, more serious conflict over raising the nation’s borrowing authority started heating up.
    The U.S. House of Representatives prepared for a Saturday session […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Boehner is struggling between Democrats that control the Senate and GOP conservatives in his caucus who insist any funding legislation must also kill or delay the nation's new health care law. Added pressure came from President Barack Obama who pointedly blamed Boehner on Thursday for keeping federal agencies closed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Prospect For Quick End To Shutdown Is Remote

    WASHINGTON — Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting a threatened first-ever default.
    “This isn’t some […]

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  • U.S. Shutdown Seen Dragging On As Debt Ceiling Fight Nears

    U.S. Shutdown Seen Dragging On As Debt Ceiling Fight Nears

    The shutdown of the U.S. government appeared likely to drag on for another week and possibly longer as lawmakers consumed day three of the shutdown with a stalling game and there was no end in sight until the next crisis […]

  • Ipolito Nurez celebrates outside City Hall after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill AB 60, which allows immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver licenses. Immigrant advocates have long lobbied for the change in the nation's most populous state so immigrants can drive without fearing being pulled over for a ticket, which could wind up getting them deported. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    California Gives Immigrants Driver’s Licenses

    LOS ANGELES  — California on Thursday joined the growing list of states that allow immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver’s licenses – a measure supported not only by Latino activists but by police chiefs and insurance […]

  • Obama Says “Send Me The Vote,” Blames Republicans For Shutdown

    Obama Says “Send Me The Vote,” Blames Republicans For Shutdown

    Oct. 3 – President Obama is calling for a straight up-or-down vote to reopen the government, blames House Republican leaders for caving to their conservative Tea Party members. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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  • Government Shutdown Drags On As Obama And GOP Are In A Stalemate

    Government Shutdown Drags On As Obama And GOP Are In A Stalemate

    Oct. 2 – President Obama met with Congressional leaders Wednesday to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    White House Meeting Yields No Progress On Shutdown

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal […]

  • Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

    President Obama, Congressional Leaders Still Deadlocked On Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama met with Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress on Wednesday to try to break a deadlock that has shut down wide swaths of the federal government, but there was no breakthrough.
    After more than an hour […]

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  • Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    President Obama, Lawmakers Meet On Shutdown’s 2nd Day

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama conferred with congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown  Lawmakers  began, but there were no signs of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled hundreds […]

  • President Obama To Cut Short Asia Trip As Shutdown Continues

    President Obama To Cut Short Asia Trip As Shutdown Continues

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday scaled down a long-planned trip to Asia, as a U.S. government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight to the funding row in Congress that triggered it.
    Obama is expected to […]

  • White House Rejects Latest Republican Offer To End Shutdown

    White House Rejects Latest Republican Offer To End Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The White House rejected a Republican plan to reopen portions of the U.S. government on Tuesday as the first shutdown in 17 years closed landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and threw hundreds of thousands of federal employees […]

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