10/16/2013 12:43amIn the space of a week, Chris Vaccaro was furloughed from his government post, called back to work and then furloughed again in head-spinning events that left him feeling like a human yo-yo.
10/16/2013 8:42amA Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
10/16/2013 10:21amDemocratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the government shutdown, now in its 16th day.
10/16/2013 10:29amRepublican Sen. Ted Cruz says he won't delay a vote on a bipartisan budget deal that will reopen the government and avoid a financial default.
10/16/2013 10:41amAs congressional leaders raced to seal a deal that would reopen the government, lawmakers from both parties jabbed at one another Wednesday over who was to blame for the most high-profile casualties of the 16-day shutdown: the national parks.
10/16/2013 12:50pmHold the champagne.
10/16/2013 5:15pmCongress on Wednesday moved to deny itself a pay raise.
10/16/2013 5:18pmFool's errand or heroic stand?
10/16/2013 6:13pmThe Senate has voted to avoid a financial default and reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutdown.
10/16/2013 7:06pmThe 81-18 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate passed and sent to the House legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.
10/16/2013 7:09pmThe 81-18 roll call Wednesday by which the Senate passed and sent to the House legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.
10/16/2013 8:22pmCongress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.
10/16/2013 8:43pmThe Senate has confirmed the daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy to be U.S. ambassador to Japan.
10/16/2013 8:49pmThe 285-144 roll call Wednesday night by which the House passed and sent to President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a threatened federal default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown.
10/16/2013 9:05pmA breakdown by party of votes Wednesday night in Congress on the issue of reopening the government and raising the debt limit:
10/16/2013 9:06pmHighlights of Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown and expiring federal borrowing authority:
10/16/2013 9:26pmA woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote after she began shouting.
10/16/2013 11:04pmUp against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.