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Government Shutdown

America’s Future Got $7 Trillion Worse Since the Financial Crisis
www.bloomberg.com
Still feeling uncomfortable about that tax bill you owed last month? Think about it this way: If you didn't pay it, America's fiscal future would look even worse than it does now, six years out from the financial crisis. [...]
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U.S. spending talks drag on, stop-gap extension prepared
www.reuters.com
Congressional negotiators raced on Tuesday to wrap up final policy disputes over a $1.1 trillion spending bill as a midnight Thursday deadline to avert a U.S. government shutdown [...]
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US government employees head back to work
www.bbc.co.uk
Hundreds of thousands of US government employees are back at work after President Barack Obama signed a law ending a 16-day government shutdown and extending the US debt limit. [...]
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Stocks rally and Treasury yields fall after Senate leaders announce a long-awaited deal
online.wsj.com
Stocks surged and Treasury yields fell as Senate leaders reached an agreement to reopen the government and put the U.S. on course to avoid debt default. [...]
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Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing
www.washingtonpost.com
Bipartisan deal avoids major concessions to GOP, delays spending debate until winter. [...]
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US shutdown: Senate reaches fiscal deal
www.bbc.co.uk
Republican and Democratic leaders of the US Senate have struck a cross-party deal to end a partial government shutdown and raise the US debt limit. [...]
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Reid Slams New House GOP Debt Limit Offer
blogs.rollcall.com
(Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday he was "blindsided" by news that House Republicans were moving forward on their own debt limit bill and “disappointed” in Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, for doing so. [...]
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House in Holding Pattern as GOP Determines Next Step
blogs.rollcall.com
A plan presented by Speaker John A. Boehner -- and panned by many Republicans in his Conference --€” left the House in a holding pattern on Tuesday afternoon, [...]
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Democrats reject proposed US House fiscal plan
www.bbc.co.uk
US Democrats have rejected a proposal from House of Representatives Republicans to extend the debt limit and reopen the federal government. [...]
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Panetta rebukes Obama’s handling of shutdown
www.washingtonpost.com
The former administration official implies that the president isn'€™t doing enough to make a deal. [...]
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Collins, Manchin lead bipartisan group on budget deal
www.usatoday.com
A look at some of the senators, led by Maine's Susan Collins, who are working on a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert default on the nation's debt. [...]
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US shutdown: Truce in sight as Republican and Democrat Senate leaders work on compromise package ahead of Thursday’s debt deadline
www.independent.co.uk
With the clock ticking down fast, frantic behind-closed-doors efforts were accelerating today in Washington to craft a stop-gap fiscal package temporarily to reopen the government and authorise an increase in America’s debt ceiling before Thursday when the US Treasury expects to run out of cash to meet all its obligations. [...]
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US markets in modest decline as threat of debt default sends stocks wavering
www.theguardian.com
Markets which have remained relatively stable throughout the shutdown falter as debt deadline nears [...]
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Senate Debt Limit Framework Emerges
blogs.rollcall.com
Senate leaders appeared to be closing in on a framework for a deal to avert a default on the nation's debt Monday afternoon that wouldn't address the device tax. [...]
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Obama admits hurting Americans to score political points against GOP
www.examiner.com
On Friday, Jonah Goldberg of the National Review Online said that Barack Obama confessed to purposefully hurting average Americans in order to score cheap polit [...]
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