A few days after the first time in 17 years that the U.S. government ordered the partial shutdown of its operations indefinitely, its negative effects can already be felt in various regions of the country.
According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans' approval rating of Congress has fallen to an all-time low. President Obama's image as a 'strong and decisive' leader has also taken a hit.
President Obama's job approval rating has fallen to its lowest point since he took office.
According to a new Pew Research poll, the Tea Party is less popular than ever, even among Republicans. Overall, nearly half of the public or 49 percent, has an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party, while only 30 percent have a favorable opinion of the group.
President Obama scolded congress in a speech on Thursday just hours after lawmakers voted to reopen the government and barely avoided a national default.
After a bill was passed to reopen the government on Wednesday, a House stenographer calmly took to a microphone and went on a bizarre rant about the Constitution, religion and Freemasons.
A little de-stress for the President.
For a second year in a row, millions of Americans who rely on Social Security, veterans' benefits and federal pensions will receive a significantly low increase in their benefits.
The government shutdown has furloughed many food inspectors at government agencies, which puts food safety at risk.
Along with thousands of furloughed workers and the closures of national parks and zoos, now the US government shutdown can also be blamed for causing a surge in unemployment claims.
According to recent reports, the National Science Foundation has decided to cancel the U.S. Antarctic research program thanks to the government shutdown in Washington that has affected services across the board for the U.S.
Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) were caught talking about the Republican strategy during the shutdown on a hot mic. Some senior GOP members take issue with the Republican intransigence and the government shutdown.
Because the U.S. government has been shut down for four straight days without an end in sight, there is a growing concern that the stalemate in congress will merge into a much more complex fight in mid-October over raising the federal debt ceiling.
The Pentagon has given permission for the service academies to play football despite the United States government being shutdown.
With time running out on the year and before a looming government shutdown, immigration reform advocates are continuing to stay the course as they plan for nationwide demonstrations on Oct. 5 calling for the passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.