Shutdown

Budget Crisis Averted but at a Steep Cost

by Imara Jones on Oct 17, 2013 7:53AM

The shutdown is over and the debt ceiling is raised temporarily. A look at the high cost of the political drama and what race had to do with it.

Topics: Shutdown, Economy

Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin and Confederate Flag Featured at White House Rally

by Brentin Mock on Oct 14, 2013 10:53AM

A small faction of hard-line rightwingers want Obama to put a Muslim holy book down and evacuate D.C.

Topics: /NOW, Voting Rights, Obamacare, Shutdown

U.S. Housing Dept. Takes Hardest Shutdown Hit of All

by Brentin Mock on Oct 11, 2013 1:39PM

HUD is working without 96 percent of its staff, the deepest cuts of any Cabinet department.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Economy, Voting Rights, Shutdown

Shutdown Update: In North Carolina, 50,000 Go Without WIC

by Imara Jones on Oct 9, 2013 2:30PM

Despite reports that WIC nationwide would be safe through October, North Carolina reels from shutdown

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Shutdown Week Two: Defense Dept. Puts 350,000 Back to Work

by Imara Jones on Oct 7, 2013 11:27AM

The DoD brought back almost all of its workers on the same day that the United States mounted military operations in Somalia and Libya.

Topics: /NOW, Shutdown

No One's On the Job for the Jobs Report

by Imara Jones on Oct 3, 2013 4:00PM

The inability to communicate the health of our economy is the latest example of the real world impact of the government shutdown.

Topics: Shutdown, /NOW

Labor Department Operating at Just 20 Percent During Shutdown

by Brentin Mock on Oct 3, 2013 1:56PM

Of the 16,304 people who would normally be working right now at Labor, only 2,954 are currently in effect

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Economy, Voting Rights, Shutdown

EPA Loses Over 90 Percent of Staff, But Committed to Communities

by Brentin Mock on Oct 2, 2013 12:03PM

EPA has lost over 90 percent of its faculty.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Environment, Economy, Voting Rights, Shutdown

Shutdown Day 1: Costs Already High

by Imara Jones on Oct 1, 2013 5:33PM

The DC region alone is expected to lose $200 million a day

Topics: /NOW, Shutdown, Economy

Did Obamacare Crash Your Internet?

by Brentin Mock on Oct 1, 2013 2:40PM

If you tried to shop online today during the rollout of Obamacare's website, you may have had problems. Here's why.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Health, Economy, Obamacare, Shutdown