10/14/2013 2:00amHarry Reid, the soft-spoken but pugilistic Senate majority leader, didn't wait for White House officials to declare their view of high-stakes talks over the government shutdown and debt.
10/14/2013 2:02amThe lingering federal shutdown is transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show.
10/14/2013 11:55amYou hear a perfect record cited over and over in the debt limit debate: The United States has never defaulted. Better put an asterisk by that.
10/14/2013 12:54pmThe Senate's top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on an agreement to prevent a national financial default and reopen the government after a two-week partial shutdown.
10/14/2013 7:56pmRacing the clock, the Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders closed in on a deal Monday night to avoid an economy-menacing Treasury default and end the two-week partial government shutdown.