Operations in the Superior National Forest are getting back to normal with the end of the federal government shutdown.
Is Washington the Grinch who stole Christmas?
President Obama said Thursday there have been "no winners" in the government shutdown dispute, and lawmakers will have to work hard to regain the trust of Americans.
As the battle over the government shutdown and debt ceiling barreled toward a culminating point this week, President Obama stepped back from a debate that seemed to grow more chaotic by the day.
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote after she began shouting.
Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.
Lawmakers scrambled into action as soon as the news broke that Senate Majority and Minority Leaders had reached an agreement to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
The Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
President Barack Obama is thanking Democratic and Republican leaders in
the Senate for passing a deal to end the partial government shutdown and
avert a default.
The nation is now one day away from a potentially disastrous default as the partial government shutdown begins Day 16. Financial markets are in wait-and-see mode as all eyes turn to the Senate.
If politicians say October 17 is the nation's breaking point, the people they serve have reached their breaking point long ago.
It's apparently up to the U.S. Senate to fashion a compromise to reopen the government and avert a national default.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it is closing its regulatory
offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin because of the federal government
A House Republican effort to advance a plan to reopen government and avert an impending default collapsed late Tuesday when it became apparent that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, did not have the votes to pass it.
Could a deal be near to end the partial government shutdown and avoid financial calamity? Day 15 of the shutdown on Tuesday could be a defining moment in the federal budget stalemate
A deal is said to be in the works to end the government shutdown and head off a debt ceiling crisis, at least until early this winter.
Senate leaders are hoping to secure a deal that can pass the House of Representatives. The Treasury Department has said the national debt ceiling must be raised by Thursday.
A scheduled meeting between President Obama and top congressional leaders has been postponed while negotiators grow closer to a deal to avert default and end the government shutdown.
The partial federal government shutdown begins Day 14 amid even greater anxiety. The nation could face its first-ever default if the debt ceiling is not raised by Thursday. Here's what you need to know on Monday, Oct. 14:
After several days of on again-off again negotiations at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the fiscal crisis gripping Washington now hangs on whether two men can broker a deal: The Senate Republican and Democratic leaders.