White House open to short-term hike

The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first defaul…

Dems say it's time for GOP to unite

President Barack Obama is canceling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to get the nation’s business b…

Shutdown casualties shatter stereotypes

Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check. Who knew that so many random activities o…

Neither side softening before meeting

The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to na…