"I want you to know that I will keep working to get Congress to reopen the government, restart vital services that the American people depend on, and allow public servants who have been sent home to return to work," Obama wrote.
by Jason.Hanna10/1/2013 2:40:17 PM
An actress and an IT consultant talk about how they feel about the shutdown and Congress. "It's essentially (like) when you go to ... day care and you pick up your children and you see toddlers squabbling," IT consultant CC Stinson told CNN.
by Senator Harry Reidvia twitter10/1/2013 4:31:39 PM
Shutting down the government is deadly serious. Republicans seem more interested in organizing stunts with empty chairs.
by Jason.Hanna10/1/2013 4:33:50 PM
Former Sen. Olympia Snowe, a Republican from Maine, says the shutdown is just the latest example of the two parties not working together to solve the nation's problems -- something she says prompted her to leave the Senate in January. She also says that she doesn't recognize her own party. "I would urge people to get involved right now. ... Weigh in with your lawmakers," she said.
by Jason.Hanna10/1/2013 8:02:11 PM
Here's a slideshow of various Twitter reactions relating to the shutdown.
The Great Smoky Mountains is the most visited national park in the United States and October is the month to visit. Hotel and restaurant operators are worried. Two highways will stay open but other tourist sites are closed,
this is not serious. the government is shutdown. if they think they're going to nitpick us on this - it wont work @SenatorReid
by CNN's Steve Almasy10/1/2013 8:33:09 PM
Federal workers who lose pay during the government shutdown can fall back on unemployment benefits in most states. But the money comes with a catch, CNNMoney reports. If Congress decides later to retroactively pay those workers, they would have inadvertently double-dipped into the system and will be asked to return the money.