The Treasury Department is issuing a warning of dire economic consequences that could rival the Great Recession if Congress is unable to agree on raising the debt ceiling and the nation defaults on its obligations.
Prominent members of the legal community are pressuring the Obama administration to do more to ensure that poor criminal defendants have access to a lawyer, a situation that Attorney General Eric Holder has already likened to a national crisis.
With the help of some Congress members and their staff, who distracted police and brought down the barricades, the veterans made their way into the memorial, as tourists cheered.
Private employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.
The United Nations mission in Iraq has some grim news today: 979 Iraqis were killed in attacks during the month of September.
There isn’t even a glint of solution somewhere off on the horizon, NPR’s Mara Liasson says. On Morning Edition, she told host Steve Inskeep that as of Wednesday morning there was “no escape hatch.”
The Senate’s votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.
A team of chemical weapons experts has arrived in Syria, where they will begin the long and complicated task of destroying the country’s chemical weapons arsenal.
Scientists think they’ve identified the source of a massive volcanic eruption that occurred in A.D. 1257 and spread telltale traces across the globe.