In Texas some voters say they support Ted Cruz's campaign to stop government growth and Obamacare at all costs, even if that means some personal sacrifice. Texas has more than 131,500 full-time federal employees.
If the budget impasse causes the government to shut down after Friday, many ordinary Americans would feel it. Some services deemed 'essential,' though, would continue amid a government shutdown.
More than 40,000 TSA workers were given collective bargaining rights last month. Will this make unionizing more widespread?