With economic impacts mounting and one Utah county threatening to take over national parks, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will “consider agreements with governors” to allow state funding of national parks so that some can reopen to visitors.
In a press conference that lasted more than an hour, President Obama said he was willing to talk about anything, as long as Republicans reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, even if its for a short period of time.
Senate 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.
In Syria, a team of international weapons experts has begun the process of destroying the country’s chemical weapons arsenal.
The United States filed a court brief opposing the release of details concerning the surveillance requests they hand big tech companies in the U.S.
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.
Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, stepped out of the White House yesterday after a 90-minute meeting with President Obama and reported no progress.
The Senate’s votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.