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Next steps as Congress works through budget mess

09/30/2013 2:54am
As Congress confronts a potential federal shutdown Tuesday and an Oct. 17 deadline to extend the government's ability to borrow money, what to watch for:

FACT CHECK: Slippery claims on health law, budget

09/30/2013 5:36am
President Barack Obama is the insurance industry's most powerful pitchman these days as he drums up interest in the health insurance markets opening for business Tuesday. Whatever the merits of his product, there are reasons for the buyer to beware of his rhetoric.

Senate clears bill to pay military in shutdown

09/30/2013 1:59pm
The Senate has adopted a bill to pay members of the military in case the government shuts down.

Cruz pledges salary to charity if gov't shuts down

09/30/2013 6:47pm
Sen. Ted Cruz is pledging to donate his salary to charity during any federal government shutdown.

Union: FAA furloughs airline safety inspectors

09/30/2013 8:49pm
Nearly 3,000 aviation safety inspectors are being furloughed by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the government shutdown, the union representing the inspectors said Monday.

Developer gets 2 years in Nev. campaign cash case

09/30/2013 9:38pm
Ex-Nevada power broker Harvey Whittemore admitted he was "arrogant and naive" but insisted "I'm not greedy" before a judge sentenced him Monday to two years in prison for funneling more than $130,000 in illegal campaign funds to Sen. Harry Reid's re-election committee in 2007.

Fed shutdown blocks access to Grand Canyon

09/30/2013 11:29pm
Looking over the edge of the Grand Canyon. Check. Touring the iconic park by Jeep. That will have to wait.

Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

09/30/2013 11:42pm
For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown early Tuesday morning after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.