government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — For three years, the Obama administration has been preparing for this moment: the launch of new insurance exchanges, intended to expand health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. But this is far from the grand opening that President Barack Obama may have expected. Instead, the exchanges are starting up just as most […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their unity fraying, House Republicans bent but did not blink Monday in their demand for changes in the nation’s health care overhaul as the price for preventing the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. “We’re at the brink,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., moments after the Senate voted 54-46 to reject […]

Should the government shutdown strike at the stroke of midnight, a new poll shows that Americans know exactly which side of the political aisle bears…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States braced for a partial government shutdown Tuesday that no one in the seat of democracy seems to want or believes is good for the country, yet the only point of agreement in Washington is that the other political party is to blame. If the midnight Monday deadline passes without […]