Politics & Government

  • 7:56pm Oct 02, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    GOP Establishment Grapples With A Tea Party That Won't Budge

    Beyond voicing frustration, the traditional Republican power players on Capitol Hill and in the business community haven't been able to do much so far to end the current congressional standoff.
  • 7:56pm Oct 02, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Boehner, Obama Meet But Make No Progress On Deal To End Shutdown

    Day two of the government shutdown is nearing its finish, with no end in sight. And that's in spite of talks at the White House late today. President Obama met with House Speaker John Boehner for over an hour Wednesday evening. The meeting failed to produce a deal that would end the federal government shutdown.
  • 1:32pm Oct 02, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    HPU: Obama at 42% Approval; McCrory at 38%

    A High Point University Poll released this week finds that 42 percent of North Carolinians approve of President Barack Obama's job performance, and that North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory's job ap

  • 7:09am Oct 02, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    Day 2 Of Government Shutdown Affects Variety Of Workers

    Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are off the job, while the government remains partially closed for a second day. Most government workers say they are frustrated by the closure as Congress remains in a standoff over the budget.
  • Steve Inskeep interviews President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday for NPR's Morning Edition.
    Pete Souza / The White House
    11:17am Oct 01, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    After Shutdown, A Familiar Feeling At The White House

    In his interview with President Obama on Monday, NPR's Steve Inskeep says some of the president's remarks were reminiscent of what he said in 2011 during the debt ceiling crisis. One stark difference, however, was the president's firmness. "Absolutely I will not negotiate," the president said.
  • 6:36am Oct 01, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government Health & Safety

    House GOP Didn't Blink, Focused On Defunding Obamacare

    The focal point of the fight over continued funding for the federal government has been the effort by conservatives in the House to defund the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment begins Tuesday. Steve Inskeep talks to Arizona Republican David Schweikert, one of the House members who has supported the effort to defund the law known as Obamacare.
  • 6:35am Oct 01, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    Partial Government Shutdown Will Compromise Some Services

    Much of the federal government is in the process of shutting down. With Congress unable to agree on a stop-gap spending bill, money for continuing operations ran out at midnight. Hundreds of thousands of government employees have been told to stop working — although President Obama says some vital functions will continue.
  • 10:09pm Sep 30, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    With Shutdown Looming, Senate Takes Up Stopgap Spending Bill

    As the U.S. government braces for a shutdown, the Senate voted Monday to reject amendments to a stopgap spending bill passed by the House of Representatives that would have delayed the healthcare law for a year and repeal a tax on medical devices, and returned a "clean" continuing resolution that would keep the government open until Nov. 15 — and leave Obamacare intact — to the House.