• An aerial view shows a neighborhood that was flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina

    Chart of the Day: Shutdown Hits Like a Hurricane

    The partial government shutdown has hit the economy like a hurricane – and not just metaphorically. Analysts at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said Tuesday that the shutdown has now...

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after the Republican weekly policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington

    A Faint Glimmer of Hope for an End to the Shutdown?

    Day 32 of the partial government shutdown brought a tiny, faint glimmer of hope that the impasse could be resolved, even as Republicans and Democrats prepare for the next round of legislative volleys...