Government Shutdown

  • October 1, 2013   BY News Desk 

    Photo by Frank Carlson/PBS NEWSHOUR D.C. residents and tourists were greeted with barricades around numerous locations on the National Mall this morning. The Lincoln Memorial and other national monuments in Washington were blocked off as of midnight last night when … Continue reading

  • October 1, 2013   BY News Desk 

    @JakeSherman not fun pic.twitter.com/T9REiXxBHK — Drew Schneider (@DrewiSchneider) October 1, 2013 A government staffer tweets a picture of the massive line to get into the Cannon House Office Building in Washington Tuesday morning.

  • October 1, 2013   BY News Desk 

    If the government shutdown remains in effect, government workers won’t be the only ones encountering heartbreak. Two dozen couples scheduled to have their October weddings in various places around the National Mall — including the Lincoln Memorial, George Mason Memorial … Continue reading

  • October 1, 2013   BY News Desk 

    Due to government shutdown, we will not be posting or responding from this account. Farewell, humans. Sort it out yourselves. — NASAVoyager2 (@NASAVoyager2) October 1, 2013

  • October 1, 2013  

    Ripples from the government shutdown were felt across the nation, from the 800,000 furloughed employees forced off the job, to disappointed tourists confronting closed national parks. Back in Washington, the political deadlock continued with neither House Republicans nor Senate Democrats ready to budge. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • October 1, 2013  

    With a government shutdown in full effect and no signs of give from either side in sight, what kind of political calculations are lawmakers taking into account? Gwen Ifill gets insight from Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today. Continue reading

  • September 30, 2013  

    Ahead of votes in the House, senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told Judy Woodruff the president will not sign any bill that delays or defunds health care reform, and called House Republican threats to force a government shutdown over the Affordable Care Act on the day insurance exchanges open a "tremendous irony." Continue reading

  • September 30, 2013  

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., says House Republicans are doing their duty to "soften the blow" of health care reform by insisting that a federal spending bill include a provision on the Affordable Care Act. Gwen Ifill talked to Blackburn from Capitol Hill before votes began in the House about the fight over the budget. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at The National Review, join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top news, including the standoff in Congress over a federal spending bill, consequences of a government shutdown, warming U.S. relations with Iran’s president and a UN breakthrough on Syria. Continue reading

  • September 25, 2013  

    Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., on where the budget battle is headed next, whether Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to stall was worthwhile or political theater, and whether they think Congress will prevent a government shutdown. Continue reading