10/15/2013 12:14amThe broad, automatic spending cuts known as sequestration have re-emerged as a central issue in efforts to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.
10/15/2013 7:49amHouse Republican leaders are planning to push their own bill to reopen the government and avoid a financial default.
10/15/2013 7:53amThe Obama administration's plan to try a suspected al-Qaida senior operative in federal court is kicking up a storm with Republicans in Congress.
10/15/2013 2:40pmHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she is "optimistic" that a deal can still be reached to prevent the nation from defaulting on its debt.
10/15/2013 2:57pmA spokesman for Speaker John Boehner says the House will vote Tuesday night on legislation that would reopen the government and avert a financial default.
10/15/2013 6:04pmA comparison of House and Senate plans for ending the government shutdown and extending the federal debt limit, as of Tuesday evening. House Republicans withdrew their plan late Tuesday before a vote after it became clear it would have been defeated. Further changes in the Senate proposal are possible.
10/15/2013 10:25pmTime growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.