The debt ceiling deadline is growing closer and there is still no sign of a deal in Washington. Will Congress allow a government default? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Meredith Shiner from Roll Call about the major issues thwarting negotiations and … Continue reading
After a meeting at the White House, Senate Republicans began work on a bipartisan plan to temporarily lift the debt ceiling and fund the government, while House GOP members updated their proposal. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the shutdown’s toll on federal programs and poll numbers. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s top political news, including how Republicans and Democrats have fared in the “catastrophic” polls coming out of the shutdown, and whether or not a solution to the stalemate is in sight. Continue reading
In a time of government shutdown where federal employees are unable to do their jobs, there’s another part of the Senate that has found itself in the same scenario: The Ohio Clock.
Republicans suggested a plan to increase the debt ceiling for the short-term if President Obama agrees to negotiate spending cuts as a way to end the shutdown. Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on the latest warnings about the debt ceiling and Judy Woodruff gets an update from Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News. Continue reading
Is the political standoff that caused the government shutdown indicative of the future of negotiation on Capitol Hill? Judy Woodruff discusses factors that have contributed to the conflict Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and former congressman Tom Davis of Deloitte & Touche. Continue reading
In Washington, D.C., the shutdown has led restaurants and bars to extend their happy hours and stores to offer discounts on goods. And now, it has prompted the Washington City Paper to change its name…temporarily.
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images WASHINGTON — About 3.8 million veterans will not receive disability compensation next month if the partial government shutdown continues into late October, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told lawmakers Wednesday. Some 315,000 veterans and 202,000 … Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, the House voted to guarantee funding for military death benefits amid the government shutdown, an action supported by President Obama. Also, the State Department announced it will be cutting aid to Egypt over the government’s violent crackdown on protesters. Continue reading
A new housing development in San Francisco is ready for its new tenants — homeless individuals and families — to move into apartments of their own. But due to the government shutdown, units that are federally subsidized sit empty. Mina Kim of KQED reports on how the standstill in Washington is affecting people in California. Continue reading