| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:26 PM
The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined.
The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal workers furloughed during last month's partial government shutdown will receive about $2 billion in back pay, the White House said Thursday.
About 850,000 federal employees were furloughed for at least part of the 16-day shutdown,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said in a statement that federal employees should expect to return to work on Thursday.
"Now that the bill has passed the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an "ideological crusade" by the GOP. On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans traded blame...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:06 PM
WASHINGTON – With the House and Senate locked in stalemate, the Office of Management and Budget formally began shutting down the government late Monday, ordering federal agencies to prepare for funding to expire and to execute contingency plans....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law stalled a temporary funding bill, forcing about 800,000 federal workers off the job...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON — Outside the capital the prospect might seem unthinkable, but inside it seems increasingly likely, and to some inevitable: In less than two weeks, the federal government, from the Agriculture Department to the Weather Service, may shut...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that the federal budget deficit for the current fiscal year will shrink to $759 billion. That's more than $200 billion less than the administration predicted just three months ago.
The new figures...
| Apr 28, 2013
Here are three things the Obama administration has done that you probably didn't know about:
Ever struggle with those accordion-style rubber sleeves on nozzles at the gas station? The sleeve — technically a "vapor recovery nozzle" — was...