The youngest victims of the shutdown, children, will bear the brunt of a halt in Medicaid payments in D.C. Without the payments, children's access to routine medical care, vaccinations and other health services are threatened.
DC mayor has 'cordial' phone conversation with Sen. Harry Reid following confrontation
APNewsBreak: Obama admin will allow state to pay to reopen some national parks
As many residents in the region continue to toil through the government shutdown, some furloughed feds are coming up with creative ways to vent their frustration.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on Thursday urged Congress to raise the government's borrowing limit before Oct. 17, warning that a Republican idea to prioritize payments with cash on hand could cause "irrevocable damage" to the U.S. economy.
Obama: 'Damaging and destructive' anti-federal worker rhetoric a factor in government shutdown
US unemployment benefit applications spike to 374,000 due to California backlog, shutdown
Two D.C. leaders trying to make sure the District continues operations during the federal shutdown had what some described as heated exchanges Wednesday with President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid.
Q&A: What happens if Congress and White House can't agree to lift government's borrowing cap?
Fort Lee postpones annual run honoring fallen service members because of shutdown
Obama seeks opening on shutdown with House GOP leaders eyeing short-term debt limit extension
The unfair irony of a federal shutdown: Federal workers could be paid for work they didn't do and taxpayers could be stuck paying for services they didn't get.
The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.
Maybe it's time to call in a mediator - if there's one not on furlough.
If the stalemate on Capitol Hill cuts off federal food assistance programs, area food banks could bare the brunt of feeding hungry families in the D.C. region beginning in November.
Boehner's office: GOP sending small group to Obama meeting Thursday, not full invited caucus
One man has taken it upon himself to mow and clean up the grounds around the Lincoln Memorial during the government shutdown.
Pentagon says charity to pay death benefits, as White House scrambles to contain controversy
DC mayor appeal to Sen. Reid to free city's local funds from federal budget battle
From Northern Virginia to suburban Maryland, furloughed friends are, no doubt, chatting on their cells, swapping emails and meeting for coffee.