Blog: Shutdown breakdown

WTOP is blogging about the federal government shutdown.

Furlough Freebies

Here are some deals related to the federal shutdown. Most are reserved for government workers, but there are some open to everybody.

Birth stats suggest D.C. stayed busy during shutdown

The federal government shutdown had one long-lasting effect.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 09:47pm EDT

Candidate for Maryland governor works to ready health exchange

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who's running for governor, is trying to get the state's health care exchange in running order while hoping its problems don't hurt his campaign chances.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 07:03am EST

Comptroller: Delayed tax season could hurt Maryland residents

The government shutdown could hit every working American right in the wallet.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 12:14pm EST

American University students investigate JFK's assasination

It was a five-month investigation into a 50-year mystery as American University students tried to answer the question "Who Killed JFK?"

Friday - 11/22/2013, 07:08am EST

Memorial grounds lawnmower man rewarded for good deed

The man who was photographed caring for the memorial grounds during the government shutdown is being rewarded for his good deeds.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 04:30pm EST

Man who mowed mall during shutdown gets chainsaw

Chris Cox, the South Carolina man, who cut the grass along the National Mall during the shutdown, is being thanked for his hard work with a chainsaw.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 07:28am EST

Government shutdown cost Metro $5.5M

Many commuters may have noticed fewer people using public transportation during the partial government shutdown -- and Metro says it felt the difference, too.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 01:10pm EST

Maryland food stamp recipients scramble in face of benefit cuts

Robins is one of 787,382 Maryland families dependent on food stamps that will lose a portion of their benefits beginning Friday.

Sunday - 11/03/2013, 06:52am EST

Shutdown ends, but angst for contractors remains

Shutdown has passed, but many federal contractors feel angst, see more uncertainty ahead

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 05:50am EDT

Businesses slowly returning to the black near the zoo

The zoo is back open, and that's good news for nearby businesses' bottom lines.

Saturday - 10/19/2013, 12:17pm EDT

For now, a last-minute end to twin fiscal crises

A look at the endgame to settling federal shutdown and borrowing crisis, with no time to spare

Friday - 10/18/2013, 10:30pm EDT

Obama lashes Republicans as government reopens

Government reopens after 16-day shutdown; Obama accuses Republicans of damaging US economy

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:56pm EDT

Federal shutdown affected US in ways unseen

Federal shutdown affected Americans at home, at work and in school in ways unseen

Friday - 10/18/2013, 04:50pm EDT

Biden greets returning federal workers at EPA

Biden, McDonough greet federal employees returning after 16-day furlough

Friday - 10/18/2013, 01:50pm EDT

D.C. lost hundreds of millions during shutdown

The 16-day government shutdown took a staggering toll on the economy in and around D.C.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 12:46pm EDT

Shutdown to affect Christmas shopping in a positive way

Retailers are expected to move aggressively to lure in increasingly careful and cash-strapped shoppers.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 09:54am EDT

National Zoo plans special opening after shutdown

National Zoo staff plans special opening for visitors after government shutdown

Friday - 10/18/2013, 07:18am EDT

Skyline Drive reopens in time for peak fall foliage

The end of the government shutdown couldn't come soon enough for the communities along the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park as the park welcomes visitors during the peak of the fall foliage.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:49am EDT

Boehner's jam: Caucus loves but won't follow him

Putting ideology above legislation, House Republicans love Boehner but won't follow him

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 09:50pm EDT

World welcomes US budget deal but fears remain

Worldwide relief greets US budget deal but global fears remain about next confrontation

Thursday - 10/17/2013, 09:18pm EDT
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