Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 9:26 am
Shutting down the government is nothing new; Congress did it 18 years ago, suspending federal operations for three weeks.
History suggests Americans will accept the inconvenience for the duration, and Congress eventually will find a compromise.
But what if history is bunk? What if what we think we know about government shutdowns doesn't apply to this one?
Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 11:32 am
When a government shutdown loomed in 2011, the Twitterverse had some fun with #govtshutdownpickuplines.
Here are some of the better, slightly naughty ones we're seeing (we also also checked #shutdownpicklines):
Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 8:17 am
By now, you've probably heard that the federal government shut down at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday after members of Congress were unable to reach a budget agreement in time to keep the government funded.
Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 9:48 am
The Senate's votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.
And it's been mostly the same story in the House.
Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 10:15 am
Both of the Hillary Clinton biopics that drew protests from the Republican National Committee have now been canceled before even being made.