Media reports suggest that Republicans will not agree to a spending deal to avoid a government shutdown unless Planned Parenthood, which performs abortions, is defunded. But that stance could also be used as a GOP bargaining chip.
The Masters leaderboard on Friday afternoon has Rory McIlroy still out in front, followed by K.J. Choi and former US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy. Former Masters champ Fred Couples is lurking in the wings, as well.
The State Department's annual human rights report highlights some 'very positive' trends, but also suggests that China is spearheading trends in global repression.
Officials are generally expecting Medicaid's core functions to continue unimpeded, as long as any government shutdown is fairly short.
US Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said he appreciates 'some of the things that the president has done to change his song.'
TSA agents, border patrol, and air traffic control will continue to staff airports and borders in the event of a government shutdown, but most budget and administrative tasks will be suspended.
'The Donald' has a 52 percent favorable rating among Republicans, a new poll shows. Because Donald Trump acts like the boss, voters may be inclined to think of him that way.
A government shutdown wouldn't affect economic growth that much, said Thomas Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce, at a Monitor breakfast Friday.
Ryo Ishikawa is a Japanese golfer competing at the 2011 Masters in Augusta, Ga. Ryo Ishikawa announced he will donate his 2011 golf winnings to Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.
The Pentagon will continue military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but US troops will work without pay, according to guidance issued late Thursday by the Defense Department.
Irishman Rory McIlroy and Spaniard Alvaro Quiros are tied for first place in the 2011 Masters golf tournament. Who is most likely to keep the lead in Round 2 today?
Social Security and Medicare aren't funded by the spending bill tied up in the government-shutdown showdown, meaning that they would be affected only at the margins.
House Republicans passed a continuing resolution that would delay a government shutdown for a week. But there's a lot to dislike in the bill for Senate Democrats and President Obama.
Norman LeBoon, the man who admitted to posting a death threat against Rep. Eric Cantor on YouTube, received a two-year prison sentence Thursday.
As the government shutdown deadline approaches, President Obama has remained calm and on-message.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg fired controversial schools chancellor Cathie Black just three months after he'd named the publishing executive to head the nation's largest school system.
When the UN's Ban Ki-moon traveled to Washington on Thursday to make the case for continued strong financial support, he got stiff resistance from Republicans.
A federal judge sentenced a Somali man to 25 years in US prison for his role in the hijacking of a Danish merchant ship in late 2008. The Somali pirate is already serving time for an attempted attack on the USS Ashland last April.
A government shutdown would not mean that Tax Day 2011 changes. The April 18 deadline would remain in place, though some things at the IRS might move slower.
While education spending declined during the recession, most states increased prison spending, according to a new report from the NAACP.