October 5, 2013 The plan will bring hundreds of thousands of workers back to work next week. News of the recall comes hours after the House of Representatives passed a bill approving back pay for 800,000 federal workers idled by the government shutdown.
October 5, 2013 Federal workers who were furloughed by a government shutdown will receive back pay once they return to work, if a bill passed by the House of Representatives Saturday meets Senate approval. The White House has said it favors such a move.
October 5, 2013 "There are enough votes in the House of Representatives to make sure that the government reopens today," President Obama told The Associated Press. The shutdown has idled some 800,000 federal workers.
October 5, 2013 With the federal government in the midst of a shutdown, NPR's Scott Simon turns to Profiles In Courage by John F. Kennedy. As he pages through the chapters on politicians who did what they felt was right, in spite of party and constituent pressure, he wonders how similar defiance might play out these days.
October 5, 2013 What do the real grassroots Tea Party groups think about the politics of the government shutdown? Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the group, Tea Party Patriots, says the shutdown gives Americans the chance to speak out against Obamacare — and offer a compromise.