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Congress Returns From Recess Facing Dec. 11 Deadline to Avoid a Shutdown

Battles also lie ahead over climate talks, Obamacare and Planned Parenthood.


Congress Returns Amid Intensified Focus on Terror Threats After Paris Attacks

As lawmakers mull the aftermath of the Paris attacks, they’ll keep working on a highway bill and a handful of other measures.


Attention Shifts to House-Senate Budget Conference

Plan is due around Dec. 13; House session this week could help gauge political tone.


House Passes Debt Ceiling Deal, Sends to President Obama

Bill would reopen government, funding agencies through Jan. 15.


No House Vote on Shutdown Tuesday Night

The latest updates from Congress, with two days to go until the U.S. exhausts its borrowing authority.


Updates: The Latest on a Republican Debt-Ceiling Deal

The government has about a week left before it will be unable to pay all its bills.


Furloughed Workers Nationwide Feel the Pain of Congressional Gridlock

Public servants share stories of what citizens are missing during the shutdown.


Shutdown, Day 3: Updates

The latest developments in the effort to reopen federal offices.

Pay & Benefits

Updated: Agencies Post Shutdown Plans Online

Obama administration directed agencies to provide guidance to employees on Friday, as Oct. 1 deadline nears.


How Well Do You Know Your Administration? A Quiz

Which head of an independent agency is the daughter of the Tootsie Roll CEO? And other questions.


Pregnant Suspect Indicted for Mailing Ricin to Obama

She allegedly wrote: 'You will have to kill me and my family before you get my guns.'


State Dept. Disputes Need for Senate Approval of Further Nuke Cuts

Deal with Russia could be worded to avoid lawmakers, administration says.