government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote after she began shouting. The woman was yelling from the rostrum Wednesday just below where the House presiding officer sits. The microphone she was yelling into was off. Lawmakers said she […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day’s end. The Dow Jones industrial average soared on the news that the threat of default was fading, flirting with a 200-point gain in […]

(AP) – North Carolina state government has suspended a welfare program for the unemployed because there was no guarantee the federal government would reimburse the state for keeping benefits going until the shutdown ends. The state Department of Health and Human Services said starting Monday it directed county social service offices to no longer approve […]

Reverend Al Sharpton joins the TJMS to talk about the government shutdown, Justice Antonin Scalia’s comments on “blacks” and more.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders are optimistic about forging an eleventh-hour bipartisan deal preventing a possible federal default and ending the partial government shutdown after Republican divisions forced GOP leaders to drop efforts to ram their own version through the House. Pressured by the calendar, financial markets and public opinion polls, Senate Majority Leader Harry […]

Roland Martin finds it funny that the Tea Party has not questioned Sen. Ted Cruz’s citizenship, even though the Texas lawmaker, who has an American-born mother, was…

The Senate Chaplain, whose job is to deliver a prayer when Senate convenes each day, is bringing Congress to its knees in more ways than one since the government shutdown two weeks ago. “Deliver us from the hypocrisy of attempting to sound reasonable while being unreasonable,” Chaplain Barry Black appealed in one of his recent […]

Comedian Huggy Lowdown jokes with the crew about wanting the government shutdown to be over, Christina Milian‘s exit from “Dancing with the Stars”, and Sylvester Stallone‘s steep photo fee.

Let’s talk about the truth and some people who are not able to handle the truth. What do you think would happen to you or me if we went and threw barricades at the White House? We’d be thrown in jail. What do you think people would say to us? That we’ve lost our minds? […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations. Congressional aides predicted Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky could seal an agreement on Tuesday, just two days before the Treasury Department says it will run […]

Roland Martin talks with Al Jazeera America’s Ali Velshi about the government shutdown and the debt ceiling.

Reports coming in from at least 17 states across the country, including Maine, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, California, Virginia, Alabama and Michigan, that EBT (Electronic Benefit…