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Welcome To Week Three Of The Shutdown

Welcome To Week Three Of The ShutdownThe partial government shutdown begins its third week on Tuesday as the debt ceiling deadline looms just two days from now. Congressional leaders seem to be inching toward a deal that could prove acceptable to both sides and the White House. But, we've been here before.

No Deal Yet, But Maybe An Opening

No Deal Yet, But Maybe An OpeningSpeculation is rife about what exactly went on in Thursday afternoon's closed-door White House meeting between top House Republicans and President Obama and whether it can produce a breakthrough.

Obama Will Tap Janet Yellen As Fed Chairwoman

Obama Will Tap Janet Yellen As Fed ChairwomanThe White House says President Obama intends to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve, once Ben Bernanke completes his term in January.

Senate Democrats Could Set Up Test Vote On Debt Ceiling

Senate Democrats Could Set Up Test Vote On Debt CeilingSenate Democrats might introduce a measure to raise the debt ceiling, even as the debate over a spending bill to restart the federal government drags on.

Destruction Of Syria’s Chemical Weapons System Begins

Destruction Of Syria’s Chemical Weapons System BeginsIn Syria, a team of international weapons experts has begun the process of destroying the country's chemical weapons arsenal.

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week TwoThe second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like week one. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:

Who Are The Two Republicans Who Crossed Lines?

Who Are The Two Republicans Who Crossed Lines?The Senate's votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.

Obama: ‘Perpetual Cycle Of Brinksmanship … Has To End’

Obama: ‘Perpetual Cycle Of Brinksmanship … Has To End’He said he will not negotiate with Republicans when it comes to a cornerstone of his health care law, and he will not negotiate when it comes to another congressional battle to raise the debt ceiling in a little more than two weeks.

Attack At The Navy Yard: Latest On The Shootings In D.C.

Attack At The Navy Yard: Latest On The Shootings In D.C.The nation's capital went on high alert Monday after a shooting attack at the city's U.S. Navy Yard that left at least 11 victims and one gunman dead.

U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria’s Chemical Weapons

U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria’s Chemical WeaponsSecretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart have reached a deal that calls for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons. The plan, which Kerry announced in a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Saturday, gives Syria a week to detail its chemical arsenal.