With major parts of the federal government still shut down as the nation moves into week two of the standoff, a brief moment of compromise emerged over the weekend, when a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives approved a bill that will compensate furloughed federal employees with back ...
Signs reading "CLOSED" have been turning away disappointed visitors all week as they try to access the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other national parks. Yet these scenes give a limited sense of the real hardships caused by the nation’s first government shutdown since 1996. As inconveni...