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…

Health insurance markets open

The online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are showing signs of trouble handling the vo…

Under fire, 'Obamacare' going live

President Barack Obama’s health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and budget brinkmanship. Now the ultim…

GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years,…

Senate passes bill to avert shutdown

A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to approve legislation keeping federal agencies fro…

Govt shutdown wouldn't stop Obamacare

A partial government shutdown next week would leave the major parts of the law in place and rolling along, according to former Democratic an…

House GOP considers options on shutdown

The timeline is daunting since House GOP leaders appear all but certain to reject the Senate’s attempt at a simple, straightforward stopgap …

Senate clears hurdle on spending bill

The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law, des…