The Senate was poised to support a bipartisan deal to fund the government though Jan. 15 and extend the debt limit until Feb. 17, just hours before the U.S. would have to default. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports. Gwen Ifill gets an update on the last-minute efforts from Lori Montgomery of The Washington Post. Continue reading
As Congress narrows in on an end to the shutdown, the rest of the world is watching their actions closely. Judy Woodruff talks to Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta about the importance of a U.S. budget deal on international market stability, the ongoing Euro crisis recovery and Italy’s next move on immigration reform. Continue reading
Negotiations in the Senate towards a shutdown solution were interrupted by news that the House GOP would attempt to pass a bill that Majority Leader Harry Reid disparaged as "a blatant attack on bipartisanship." Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico. Continue reading
Photo of Earth by NASA Insomniacs in Germany are the latest to feel the effects of the U.S. government shutdown. New episodes of the cult TV show, “Space Night,” a favorite among late night rave goers and restless sleepers, have … Continue reading
Both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., expressed optimism that a deal on the shutdown would be reached by the end of the week. However, it remained unclear how House Republicans would receive any Senate resolution. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading
It’s not just the estimated 40,000 furloughed federal employees in Oklahoma who are feeling the effects of the shutdown, but also non-profit organizations, businesses and the growing number of citizens that rely on government-funded programs. Bob Sands of public station OETA reports on the impact being felt across the state. Continue reading
From local economies dependent on defense spending to tourist hot spots reeling from closures, communities across the nation are feeling the pinch of the government shutdown. Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Cathy Lewis of WHRV in Hampton Roads, Va., Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and Scott Shafer of KQED in San Francisco. Continue reading
Senate leaders showed hope that they might be headed towards an end to the government shutdown, while House remains uneasy about the path forward. Robert Costa of the National Review joins Gwen Ifill to discuss why a short-term deal may be necessary and what concessions both sides may make to resolve the damaging impasse. Continue reading
For more on the shutdown and looming debt ceiling deadline, NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellantoni joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington.
On the first day of shutdown my government gave to me: furlough for fed employees. On the second day of shutdown my government gave to me: a closed Yosemite and furlough for fed employees.