The government has now been shut down for fourteen days. Here is a recap of some of America's shining moments since the gridlock began.
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A lot of world leaders have scolded the US for putting the global economy at risk amid the fiscal crisis and looming debt ceiling deadline. Here are some of the things they said.
He's been missing in action for months, but could Vice President Joe Biden be the solution lawmakers need on Capitol Hill to come to some sort of agreement on the debt ceiling and the government shutdown?
As negotiations between Democrats and Republicans stalled over the weekend, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have decided that they're not really feeling a clean debt ceiling increase any more.
Special weekend sessions for both the House of Representatives and the Senate did not yield fruit on making progress between Democrats and Republicans on reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling.
In simply Southern terms, Allen West defined President Obama as a “spoiled brat child.”
Blink? President Obama will meet with House Republicans at the White House Thursday in an attempt to end the government shutdown and come to some kind of agreement on the looming debt ceiling.
Plus: More than 80 Percent of Americans feel "no personal impact" from shutdown