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  • Obamacare Web site launcher finally speaks

    Obamacare Web site launcher finally speaks

    Thursday, October 24 2013 11:09 AM EDT2013-10-24 15:09:38 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/23/2013) – It was the call for resignation heard across the country. After weeks of complaints by Republicans and Democrats, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finally
    It was the call for resignation heard across the country.
  • Obama addresses health care site issues

    Obama addresses health care site issues

    Monday, October 21 2013 4:23 PM EDT2013-10-21 20:23:14 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/21/2013) - The government shutdown may be over, but that isn't stopping Republicans from continuing to pounce on the Affordable Care Act, the main sticking point that led to the 16-day
    The government shutdown may be over, but that isn't stopping Republicans from continuing to pounce on the Affordable Care Act, the main sticking point that led to the 16-day shutdown.
  • Two dead and two hospitalized after shooting in Nevada middle school

    Two dead and two hospitalized

    Monday, October 21 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-10-21 16:55:29 GMT
    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Police are responding to reports of a shooting at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada. A Sparks police dispatcher says the call came in at 7:16 a.m. Monday. Sparks police spokesman
    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Police are responding to reports of a shooting at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada. A Sparks police dispatcher says the call came in at 7:16 a.m. Monday. Sparks police spokesman
  • Group protests shutdown at River Raisin National Park

    Group protests shutdown at River Raisin National Park

    Saturday, October 19 2013 7:45 PM EDT2013-10-19 23:45:46 GMT
    The national parks are once again open and a group of local citizens plans to hold a rally to keep them that way. They're asking everyone to gather at the River Raisin Battlefield off Elm St. in Monroe Saturday at noon.
    The national parks are once again open and a group of local people rallied to keep them that way.
  • Shutdown coverage benefitted cable news

    Shutdown coverage benefitted cable news

    Saturday, October 19 2013 3:29 PM EDT2013-10-19 19:29:26 GMT
    The federal government wasn't getting anything done but plenty of people were watching.    The 16-day partial government shutdown proved to be good business for the cable television news networks. CNN,
    the 16-day shutdown of the federal government was covered extensively by the cable news networks and ratings show viewers were glued to their televisions.
  • Was the shutdown worth it?

    Was the shutdown worth it?

    Thursday, October 17 2013 7:53 PM EDT2013-10-17 23:53:50 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/17/2013) - After 16 days, the federal government is open and workers are back on the job, at the cost of $24 billion. Enough lawmakers said yes in late night Senate and House votes
    Enough lawmakers said yes in late night Senate and House votes Wednesday, but the fight over the Affordable Care Act is still alive on Capitol Hill.
  • Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge reopens as shutdown ends

    Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge reopens as shutdown ends

    Thursday, October 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-10-17 23:41:39 GMT
    With the end of the government shutdown, the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Oak Harbor is now back open.The park in Oak Harbor was closed after its funding expired on October 1st.13 ABC's Christine
    About a dozen U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees who had been furloughed for more than two weeks are back on the job.
  • Government open again, Obama bemoans damage

    Government open again, Obama bemoans damage

    Thursday, October 17 2013 2:56 PM EDT2013-10-17 18:56:32 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress' standoff but lambasting Republicans for the partial shutdown
    The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress' standoff but lambasting Republicans for the partial shutdown that he said had damaged the U.S. economy and America's credibility around the world.
  • After contentious House vote, politicians comment

    After contentious House vote, politicians comment

    Thursday, October 17 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-10-17 16:15:49 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/17/2013) - After a contentious debt ceiling battle, the House and Senate finally passed a budget deal that will keep the government open until January 15, and it will raise the debt
    After a contentious debt ceiling battle, the House and Senate finally passed a budget deal that will keep the government open until January 15, and it will raise the debt ceiling until February 7. Watch the video to hear what our local lawmakers have to say.
  • Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

    Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default

    Thursday, October 17 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-10-17 16:13:29 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the government shutdown, now in its 16th day. Reid made the announcement at the
    Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.
  • Rep. Kaptur to vote yes on reopening government, raising debt ceiling

    Rep. Kaptur to vote yes on reopening government, raising debt ceiling

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 9:38 PM EDT2013-10-17 01:38:11 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/16/2013) - Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) spoke with Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro about the latest government shutdown news, and why she plans to vote yes on tonight's House
    Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) spoke with Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro about the latest government shutdown news, and why she plans to vote yes on tonight's House version of debt ceiling bill.
  • Republican Senator Rob Portman on the debt ceiling crisis

    Republican Senator Rob Portman on the debt ceiling crisis

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-10-16 15:54:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/16/2013) - Watch the video to see what Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is saying, just hours before the nation breaches it's debt ceiling.
    Watch the video to see what Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is saying, just hours before the nation breaches it's debt ceiling.
  • Ohio lawmakers divided on the debt ceiling

    Ohio lawmakers divided on the debt ceiling

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 11:49 AM EDT2013-10-16 15:49:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/16/2013) - Ohio lawmakers stand divided on the debt ceiling. Watch the video to see what Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) have to say.
    Ohio lawmakers stand divided on the debt ceiling. Watch the video to see what Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) have to say.

     
  • On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate

    On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-10-16 00:51:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Divided government's increasingly urgent drive to prevent a Treasury default and end a 15-day partial government shutdown took a highly partisan turn Tuesday as House Republicans unveiled
    Divided government's increasingly urgent drive to prevent a Treasury default and end a 15-day partial government shutdown took a highly partisan turn Tuesday as House Republicans unveiled a proposal stocked with conservative priorities that the White House instantly rejected.
  • Sen. Brown responds to House GOP bill

    Sen. Brown responds to House GOP bill

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-10-15 21:33:45 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/15/2013) - 13ABC's Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro talks to Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Wednesday morning to get his response on the House GOP bill. Take a look at the
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/15/2013) - 13ABC's Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro talks to Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) Tuesday morning to get his response on the House GOP bill. Take a look at the video to see what he has to say about the political back-and-forth.
  • Union Workers Protest in BG

    Union Workers Protest in BG

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-10-15 21:12:15 GMT
    Protesters were out in full force Today in Bowling Green. They chanted and held up signs, demanding an end to the government shutdown. Dave Bomeli is a veteran who is currently enrolled at Bowling Green
    Protesters were out in full force Today in Bowling Green. They chanted and held up signs, demanding an end to the government shutdown. Dave Bomeli is a veteran who is currently enrolled at Bowling Green
  • President's meeting with congressional leaders postponed

    President's meeting with congressional leaders postponed

    Monday, October 14 2013 6:07 PM EDT2013-10-14 22:07:22 GMT
    There is still no deal. Now a meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will have to wait. The meeting was set for this afternoon. It was postponed to give Senate leaders more time

    There is still no deal. Now a meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will have to wait. The meeting was set for this afternoon.

  • Desperate for a deal: Economists say Congress is playing with fire

    Desperate for a deal: Economists say Congress is playing with fire

    Monday, October 14 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-10-14 22:06:36 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/14/2013) - The nation is just three days away from hitting the debt ceiling. Americans are showing their frustration at rallies, and the financial markets are jittery. "People say
    The nation is just three days away from hitting the debt ceiling. Americans are showing their frustration at rallies, and the financial markets are jittery.
  • Visitors vote with feet, ignore dunes' closed sign

    Visitors vote with feet, ignore dunes' closed sign

    Monday, October 14 2013 8:11 AM EDT2013-10-14 12:11:18 GMT
    CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The sign says closed, but many visitors are voting with their feet to keep northern Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore open despite the federal government
    The sign says closed, but many visitors are voting with their feet to keep northern Michigan's Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore open despite the federal government shutdown.
  • Vets push through barriers to WWII Memorial

    Vets push through barriers to WWII Memorial

    Sunday, October 13 2013 4:18 PM EDT2013-10-13 20:18:40 GMT
    A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of
    A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.
  • Congress lumbers while threatened default looms

    Congress lumbers while threatened default looms

    Saturday, October 12 2013 6:29 PM EDT2013-10-12 22:29:53 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government
    Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer and a partial government shutdown neared the end of its second week.
  • Truckers circle D.C. to protest shutdown

    Truckers circle D.C. to protest shutdown

    Saturday, October 12 2013 5:01 PM EDT2013-10-12 21:01:31 GMT
    Dozens of truckers are protesting the government shutdown in the nation's capitol this weekend.Members of Ride for the constitution are circling the Capitol Beltway in eight hour shifts until Sunday afternoon.The
    Dozens of truckers are protesting the government shutdown in the nation's capitol this weekend.
  • Americans unhappy with lawmakers in Washington

    Americans unhappy with lawmakers in Washington

    Friday, October 11 2013 6:15 AM EDT2013-10-11 10:15:34 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a "throw the bums out" mentality
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a "throw the bums out" mentality in next year's midterm elections.
  • Frustration building over government shutdown

    Frustration building over government shutdown

    Thursday, October 10 2013 5:03 PM EDT2013-10-10 21:03:21 GMT
    People are increasingly fed up over the perceived lack of action in Washington, but experts say there are a number of signs pointing to a resolution. During a trip to Toledo the Chief Investment Strategist
    People are increasingly fed up over the perceived lack of action in Washington, but experts say there are a number of signs pointing to a resolution. During a trip to Toledo the Chief Investment Strategist
  • Feds to let states pay to open parks

    Feds to let states pay to open parks

    Thursday, October 10 2013 2:44 PM EDT2013-10-10 18:44:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in at least
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in at least
  • Veterans push past barricades and the partisan divide

    Veterans push past barricades and the partisan divide

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-10-09 21:04:33 GMT
    (10/09/2013) – Despite the government shutdown, Northwest Ohio World War II veterans walked past barricades and faced chilly weather to visit the memorial that was built in their honor. Even though the
    Despite the government shutdown, Northwest Ohio World War II veterans walked past barricades and faced chilly weather to visit the memorial that was built in their honor.
  • Despite government shutdown, Honor Flight goes on as planned

    Despite government shutdown, Honor Flight goes on as planned

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 3:27 PM EDT2013-10-09 19:27:15 GMT
    Wednesday our local veterans toured our nations capital in their honor. It's the last Honor Flight of the season, but due to the government shutdown, it almost didn't happen. 70 local World War II And

    70 local World War II And Korean War veterans took the trip of a lifetime for the last Honor Flight of the season.

  • House Votes To Restore Death Benefits For Soldier's Families

    House Votes To Restore Death Benefits For Soldier's Families

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-10-09 19:10:45 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The partial government shutdown has halted death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, but the House has now voted unanimously for legislation that would restore those benefits.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The partial government shutdown has halted death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, but the House has now voted unanimously for legislation that would restore those benefits.
  • Rep. Bob Latta takes viewers questions

    Rep. Bob Latta takes viewers questions

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-10-09 01:04:40 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/08/2013) - As we enter the second week of the federal government shutdown, a lot of people here in Ohio are expressing their frustration and concerns on social media. We asked viewers
    As we enter the second week of the federal government shutdown, a lot of people here in Ohio are expressing their frustration and concerns on social media.
  • Lawmakers outraged military families are being denied death benefits

    Lawmakers outraged military families are being denied death benefits

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-10-08 22:11:04 GMT
    When a solider is killed in action the Pentagon typically pays out $100,000 to their family within three days of the soldier's death. But because of the shutdown, no one has the authority to pay the money. Now

    When a solider is killed in action the Pentagon typically pays out $100,000 to their family within three days of the soldier's death.

  • Boehner: Obama's demanding surrender, GOP refuses

    Boehner: Obama's demanding surrender, GOP refuses

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-10-08 21:04:00 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner says is willing to negotiate budget issues with President Barack Obama without any conditions.
    House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is demanding the GOP surrender the budget and debt limit fight unconditionally, but Republicans won't do it.
  • Government shutdown impact

    Government shutdown impact

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-10-08 20:42:48 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.    Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.    Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But
  • Government shutdown impact on weather, environment and space

    Government shutdown impact on weather, environment and space

    Monday, October 7 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-10-07 22:04:01 GMT
    In general, if the federal government does not consider a position "necessary to protect life and property" within NOAA, the employee filling that "non-essential" role is on furlough. The NWS does continue operations.
    In general, if the federal government does not consider a position "necessary to protect life and property" within NOAA, the employee filling that "non-essential" role is on furlough. The NWS does continue operations.
  • Local run canceled because of government shutdown

    Local run canceled because of government shutdown

    Monday, October 7 2013 4:44 PM EDT2013-10-07 20:44:15 GMT
    The partial government shutdown is having an affect on all kinds of things, some of them unexpected. That includes a run to raise money for a local organization that helps service members and their families.
    The partial government shutdown is having an affect on all kinds of things, some of them unexpected. That includes a run to raise money for a local organization that helps service members and their families. The Heroes Run is an unintended consequence of the shutdown. the annual event is being canceled. 
  • Honor Flight to D.C. on, politics banned on flight

    Honor Flight to D.C. on, politics banned on flight

    Sunday, October 6 2013 8:49 PM EDT2013-10-07 00:49:59 GMT
    Local veterans who were expecting to fly to Washington to visit war memorials dedicated to their fallen comrades still don't know if they're making the trip or not. More than 60 local WWII and Korean War
    The scheduled Honor Flight to Washington is still on for Wednesday, despite the government shutdown.
  • Boehner to Obama: No debt hike without concessions

    Boehner to Obama: No debt hike without concessions

    Sunday, October 6 2013 2:54 PM EDT2013-10-06 18:54:15 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward
    The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt Sunday as Speaker John Boehner adamantly ruled out a House vote on a straightforward bill to boost the borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.
  • Clinton critical of govt shutdown

    Clinton critical of govt shutdown

    Sunday, October 6 2013 2:50 PM EDT2013-10-06 18:50:52 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is deriding the partial government shutdown, saying dysfunction and gridlock are emblematic of too many people in politics choosing "scorched earth over common ground."    The former
    Hillary Clinton calls government shutdown a "scorched earth" policy.
  • Pentagon: Most furloughed civilians ordered back

    Pentagon: Most furloughed civilians ordered back

    Saturday, October 5 2013 6:04 PM EDT2013-10-05 22:04:31 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work. The decision announced Saturday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a
    The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
  • Bishop offering weddings to couples affected by govt. shutdown

    Bishop offering weddings to couples affected by govt. shutdown

    Saturday, October 5 2013 3:13 PM EDT2013-10-05 19:13:16 GMT
    The Episcopal bishop of Washington is inviting any couples who had to cancel their weddings on federal property due to the government shutdown to have their ceremonies in a garden at Washington National
    Washington National Cathedral will host weddings for couples who could not marry because the government shutdown closed federal properties where the ceremony was to take place.
  • Government doors closed, but workers may get paid

    Government doors closed, but workers may get paid

    Saturday, October 5 2013 3:09 PM EDT2013-10-05 19:09:53 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Their government has failed to keep the doors open and has told federal workers to stay off the job as the political parties fight over spending and health care in austere times. Now
    The government may have shut down some offices, but President Obama is promising Federal workers they will be reimbursed for their lost wages.
  • DC Bureau: Wrap-up of Thursday's shooting incident

    DC Bureau: Wrap-up of Thursday's shooting incident

    Thursday, October 3 2013 11:10 PM EDT2013-10-04 03:10:14 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/03/2013) – It is quiet on Capitol Hill Thursday night, after a chaotic day that included gun shots and a car chase.Around 2:30 p.m., this message was played on the emergency public
    It is quiet on Capitol Hill Thursday night, after a chaotic day that included gun shots and a car chase.
  • Shutdown could hurt small businesses next

    Shutdown could hurt small businesses next

    Thursday, October 3 2013 10:37 PM EDT2013-10-04 02:37:20 GMT
    While Washington points fingers -  the shutdown is having a real effect on millions of Americans.
    While Washington points fingers -  the shutdown is having a real effect on millions of Americans.
  • Shutdown in 3rd day with debt trouble looming

    Shutdown in 3rd day with debt trouble looming

    Thursday, October 3 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-10-03 19:54:52 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market sank to its lowest level in nearly a month Thursday as a partial U.S. government shutdown dragged into a third day. President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders spoke
    Efforts to resolve the government shutdown were at a standstill Thursday as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded barbs, the Treasury warned of a dire risk to the economy ahead and work in the Capitol was briefly halted because of gunshots outside.
  • Shutdown has potential to halt WIC benefits

    Shutdown has potential to halt WIC benefits

    Thursday, October 3 2013 7:22 AM EDT2013-10-03 11:22:37 GMT
    The shutdown may impact everyone down to the youngest Americans who need food through the WIC program. Ohio's has enough funding to last through the end of October, possibly November.
    The shutdown may impact everyone down to the youngest Americans who need food through the WIC program. Ohio's has enough funding to last through the end of October, possibly November.
  • Debt ceiling divide: Sen. Rob Portman sells a new plan

    Debt ceiling divide: Sen. Rob Portman sells a new plan

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-10-03 03:08:36 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/02/2013) – In the middle of the government shutdown, a possible way out of the partisan, broken mess is taking shape, as Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) works behind the scenes to sell
    In the middle of the government shutdown, a possible way out of the partisan, broken mess is taking shape, as Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) works behind the scenes to sell a new plan.
  • Honor Flight trip still up in the air

    Honor Flight trip still up in the air

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 11:03 PM EDT2013-10-03 03:03:59 GMT
    Lee Armstrong has some difficult decisions ahead.  He's the president of Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio and the final trip of the season could be in jeopardy."This is a real difficult, fine line we're
    Lee Armstrong has some difficult decisions ahead.  He's the president of Honor Flight of Northwest Ohio and the final trip of the season could be in jeopardy.
  • No shutdown deal in sight after White House meeting

    No shutdown deal in sight after White House meeting

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-10-03 00:07:50 GMT
    President Obama and leaders of both houses of Congress left a 90-minute meeting at the White House this evening no more closer to ending a government shutdown. Neither side gave any indication that
    President Obama and leaders of both houses of Congress left a 90-minute meeting at the White House this evening no more closer to ending a government shutdown.
  • Government shutdown leads to farm bill complications

    Government shutdown leads to farm bill complications

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 6:20 PM EDT2013-10-02 22:20:55 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/02/2013) – While many in our nation's capital are worried about the effects of a prolonged government shutdown, there are farmers and food stamp beneficiaries who rely on the policies
    "We're really operating on fumes," said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), chair of the Agriculture Committee.
  • Scammers cashing in on Health Care Reform

    Scammers cashing in on Health Care Reform

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 5:24 PM EDT2013-10-02 21:24:06 GMT
    Scammers are trying to use the launch of "Health Care Reform"  to cash in. Some consumers claim they've received scam phone calls.      If you get one of these phone calls don't press any buttons, don't
    Scammers are trying to use the launch of the Affordable Care Act to cash in. Some consumers claim they've received scam phone calls.
  • Sen. Rob Portman: Washington is broken, president's own budget can help fix it

    Sen. Rob Portman: Washington is broken, president's own budget can help fix it

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-10-02 21:16:48 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/02/2013) - Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) wants to use President Obama's budget as a negotiating tool in upcoming debt ceiling talks, saying the President must sit down with members of
    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) wants to use President Obama's budget as a negotiating tool in upcoming debt ceiling talks, saying the President must sit down with members of Congress.
  • Sen. Portman meets with constituents despite shutdown

    Sen. Portman meets with constituents despite shutdown

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 5:16 PM EDT2013-10-02 21:16:40 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/02/2013) - While half of federal employees in our nation's capital are furloughed due to the government shutdown, Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) conducted business as usual Wednesday,
    While half of federal employees in our nation's capital are furloughed due to the government shutdown, Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R) conducted business as usual Wednesday.
  • Glitches plague health insurance exchanges

    Glitches plague health insurance exchanges

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 4:12 PM EDT2013-10-02 20:12:21 GMT
    The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to get the systems up and running after overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers
    The pressure is on for the federal government and states running their own health insurance exchanges to get the systems up and running after overloaded websites and jammed phone lines frustrated consumers for a second day as they tried to sign up for coverage using the new marketplaces.
  • Shutdown on a local level

    Shutdown on a local level

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 3:20 PM EDT2013-10-02 19:20:50 GMT
    About 200 people are still off the job at the 180th Fighter Wing since the Federal Government shut down. Workers at Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur's office considered essential are fielding phone calls. A
    About 200 people are still off the job at the 180th Fighter Wing since the Federal Government shut down. The local IRS office is completely dark, as frustrated people trying to submit paperwork are turned away.
  • World War II Memorial caught in political crossfire

    World War II Memorial caught in political crossfire

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 2:49 PM EDT2013-10-02 18:49:00 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/02/2013) - The World War II Memorial is shut down. The fountains are off, and the closed signs are up, but Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) is at the national monument anyway. "The
    A place that is meant to honor our veterans, is now a place caught in the political divide. The World War II Memorial is just one of the many memorials and parks that shut its doors Tuesday.
  • Local company's meeting at White House delayed

    Local company's meeting at White House delayed

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 1:11 PM EDT2013-10-02 17:11:31 GMT
    A scheduled White House meeting for a local businessman has fallen victim to the federal government shutdown. Bill Rudolph,
    A scheduled White House meeting for a local businessman has fallen victim to the federal government shutdown. Bill Rudolph,
  • Rep. Dan Kildee keeping his staff busy during government shutdown

    Rep. Dan Kildee keeping his staff busy during government shutdown

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 1:05 PM EDT2013-10-02 17:05:55 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/02/2013) - The federal government officially shut down midnight Tuesday, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed and most national services and tourism spots closed. The
    Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) told Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro that his staff is "essential" to his day-to-day operations.
  • Big business appeals for no shutdown/debt crisis

    Big business appeals for no shutdown/debt crisis

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-10-02 13:25:58 GMT
    Business leaders have failed to persuade their traditional Republican allies in Congress to avert a government shutdown. And they fear that bigger problems lie ahead.    That's driving business leaders
    Two-hundred fifty business groups sent letter to Congress urging no government shutdown and warning against the debt ceiling crisis.
  • US budget battle ripples overseas

    US budget battle ripples overseas

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 9:20 AM EDT2013-10-02 13:20:59 GMT
    European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says that the U.S. government shutdown could pose a risk for the U.S. and global economic recoveries if it is dragged out.    Draghi said Wednesday the shutdown
    Budget battle on Capitol Hill could affect economic recovery across the globe.
  • WW II Vets storm memorial gates

    WW II Vets storm memorial gates

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-10-02 03:08:02 GMT
    Source: TwitterSource: Twitter
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Several news outlets are reporting that the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight, with 90 World War II Veterans, arrived at the World War II Memorial and found its barricaded due to
    Several news outlets are reporting that the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight, with 90 World War II Veterans, arrived at the World War II Memorial and found it barricaded.
  • Lawmakers still get a check, even in shutdown mode

    Lawmakers still get a check, even in shutdown mode

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 8:21 PM EDT2013-10-02 00:21:40 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - There's at least one constant in a government shutdown: The 532 members of Congress continue to be paid - at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers.    Lawmakers get their pay even
    There's at least one constant in a government shutdown: The 532 members of Congress continue to be paid - at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers.
  • 200 sent home from 180th Fighter Wing after government shutdown

    200 sent home from 180th Fighter Wing after government shutdown

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 8:01 PM EDT2013-10-02 00:01:16 GMT
    With all the closures across the nation from the federal government shutdown, we are starting to see some job loss in Northwest Ohio.  200 people were sent home from the 180th Air National Guard Tuesday.
    With all the closures across the nation from the federal government shutdown, we are starting to see some job loss in Northwest Ohio. 200 people were sent home from the 180th Air National Guard Tuesday.  Those employees have no idea when they're coming back to work or receiving a pay check.
  • Home loans may be affected by government shutdown

    Home loans may be affected by government shutdown

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 5:56 PM EDT2013-10-01 21:56:58 GMT
    Some government backed mortgages are impacted by the partial government shutdown. Local realtors we spoke with say there are a lot of unknowns right now. They are not sure how or if this will impact their
    Some government backed mortgages will be slowed down by shutdown 
  • Thousands of veterans to lose health insurance plan

    Thousands of veterans to lose health insurance plan

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-10-01 13:50:23 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Obamacare and the nation's federal spending are debated on Capitol Hill ahead of the Monday midnight deadline, there is another deadline looming that is not related to either. Thousands
    Thousands of veterans will be losing their current health care plan and will be forced to join a plan that could nearly double their out of pocket costs.
  • What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown

    What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown

    Monday, September 30 2013 11:05 PM EDT2013-10-01 03:05:46 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections
    Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.
  • Ohio Congress members weigh in on government shutdown

    Ohio Congress members weigh in on government shutdown

    Monday, September 30 2013 8:01 PM EDT2013-10-01 00:01:48 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro interviewed members Ohio Congress leaders today on Capitol Hill. Watch the video to see what they have to say.
    Washington Bureau Chief Jacqueline Policastro interviewed members Ohio Congress leaders today on Capitol Hill. Watch the video to see what they have to say.
  • Affordable Care Act implementation moving forward

    Affordable Care Act implementation moving forward

    Monday, September 30 2013 6:09 PM EDT2013-09-30 22:09:13 GMT
    The Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare will become a reality for consumers. People can start shopping for health plans tomorrow.  If you're un-insured or want to replace your health care plan
    The Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare will become a reality for consumers. People can start shopping for health plansTuesday.
  • Govt shutdown will affect these services

    Govt shutdown will affect these services

    Monday, September 30 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-09-30 22:01:16 GMT
    Ohio is bracing for the potential consequences of a looming government shutdown, from workers who live paycheck to paycheck to program directors worried about further impacts for already dwindling services
    If the federal government shuts down it could impact national parks, IRS audits, securing government-backed loans and getting a passport.
  • Stock market down sharply over shutdown fears

    Stock market down sharply over shutdown fears

    Monday, September 30 2013 12:45 PM EDT2013-09-30 16:45:05 GMT
    The stock market is down sharply in early trading as the U.S. federal government appears headed for a partial shutdown.    Investors are focused on the growing likelihood of a partial shutdown of the government
    Fears of a federal government shutdown have caused stocks to drop sharply.
  • Govt shutdown will not affect these services

    Govt shutdown will not affect these services

    Monday, September 30 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-09-30 16:34:00 GMT
    If the federal government shutdowns at midnight Monday, these services will not be affected:Seniors will still get their Social Security checks.Mail will still be delivered.Taxes will still be collected
    Services like mail delivery, social security checks, military pay and tax collection will not be affected by a potential federal government shutdown.
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  • MI Senate Candidate Gary Peters Campaigns on Primary Day

    MI Senate Candidate Gary Peters Campaigns on Primary Day

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-06 03:12:39 GMT
    BLOOMFIELD TWP, MI . - Dozens of supporters gather in a small room in Royal Oak Michigan to make phone calls, relay information and support Gary Peters - the man they want to see in the United States Senate. The election is still more than 90 days away, but for these supporters, every day counts. “This is really where the rubber hits the road,” said Gary Peters, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator. “It's about the get-out-the-vote effort, which is critical.” Campaign ground work is nothing ...
    BLOOMFIELD TWP, MI . - Dozens of supporters gather in a small room in Royal Oak Michigan to make phone calls, relay information and support Gary Peters - the man they want to see in the United States Senate. The election is still more than 90 days away, but for these supporters, every day counts. “This is really where the rubber hits the road,” said Gary Peters, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator. “It's about the get-out-the-vote effort, which is critical.” Campaign ground work is nothing ...
  • Ohio businessman discusses future of retail in D.C.

    Ohio businessman discusses future of retail in D.C.

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-08-05 23:33:40 GMT
    The future of retail. That is what brought business owner Jeffrey Erb to Washington D.C. At the end of July. He met with more than 100 other business owners during the Retail Advocates Summit.“Everybody's here from retail, so there's tons of networking opportunities, lots and lots and lots of things to learn,” Erb said.The retailers use the summit as a chance to hear from other business owners, learn about current legislation and its effects on small businesses, and find out how their small b...
    The future of retail. That is what brought business owner Jeffrey Erb to Washington D.C. At the end of July. He met with more than 100 other business owners during the Retail Advocates Summit.“Everybody's here from retail, so there's tons of networking opportunities, lots and lots and lots of things to learn,” Erb said.The retailers use the summit as a chance to hear from other business owners, learn about current legislation and its effects on small businesses, and find out how their small b...
  • Without Congress, Pres. Obama may act alone

    Without Congress, Pres. Obama may act alone

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:55:38 GMT
    The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to begin its August recess Friday, however, many lawmakers are still working to pass a border security bill that provides funding to deal with the recent surge of undocumented immigrants in the country. The Senate, adjourned for the month of August, failed to pass a similar measure Thursday night, leaving the field wide open when it comes to the future of immigration in the U.S. The biggest challenge for Congress - overcoming a deep divide bet...
    The U.S. House of Representatives was supposed to begin its August recess Friday, however, many lawmakers are still working to pass a border security bill that provides funding to deal with the recent surge of undocumented immigrants in the country. The Senate, adjourned for the month of August, failed to pass a similar measure Thursday night, leaving the field wide open when it comes to the future of immigration in the U.S. The biggest challenge for Congress - overcoming a deep divide bet...
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  • On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

    On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-08-28 07:19:08 GMT
    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
    President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?
  • White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    White House preps legal case for immigration steps

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-08-28 07:19:04 GMT
    President Barack Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale for executive actions on immigration as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches.
    With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act...
  • Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:30 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:30:00 GMT
    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
    The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
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