(CNN)–The government shutdown that began on Tuesday has had a far-reaching impact, but few have felt this more pointedly than furloughed federal workers.
It is estimated that up to 800,000 civilian employees could be without work during the shutdown and the first wave have already left their jobs.
Washington (CNN) - Which political party would Tom Clancy have blamed for the federal government shutdown?
Probably Democrats, as the star American author of espionage was a conservative champion and outspoken critic of left-wing politicians.
Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fired off over a question about whether the Democratic-controlled Senate would vote to restore funding for children undergoing clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health.
Asked by CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash if the Senate would follow the House's plans to vote for a bill to fund the NIH during the shutdown, Reid blasted the GOP-controlled House and insulted Bash.
(CNN) - Michelle Langbehn, 30, has endured nine months of chemotherapy, two cycles of radiation, a spinal fusion and several tumor removal surgeries. But the cancer that's attacking her body continues to spread, and her future treatment options are limited.
There was hope for the Auburn, California, mom - a clinical trial that's testing a new drug called Cabozantinib that's been approved to fight other cancers. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health had gathered Langbehn's medical records; they were set to evaluate her status on Monday to make an official enrollment decision, she says.
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham grew furious Wednesday after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate committee the government shutdown "seriously damages" national security.
The South Carolina Republican blasted his fellow members of Congress for failing to reach a deal to end the shutdown, but he took particular aim at President Barack Obama.
"I think it's irresponsible for all of us to let it continue," he said. "But where the hell is the commander in chief?"
Washington (CNNMoney) - On the second day of the federal shutdown, more than a dozen Wall Street bank chiefs met with President Obama at the White House and urged him to find resolution to the shutdown.
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said he "would love to see a resolution" to the government shutdown, while walking into the White House before the meeting.
Washington (CNN) - It was business as usual at the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts, which are immune - at least temporarily - from the government shutdown.
The justices have been back from summer break for several weeks, and issued a long summary on Tuesday of pending business.
(CNN) - The government shutdown is "extremely damaging" to U.S. intelligence operations, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday.
Clapper noted that he has worked in the intelligence field for 50 years, and "never seen anything like this."
(CNN) – Could Hillary Clinton become a grandmother next year? That's the plan, anyway, for daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.
In an interview with Glamour, Chelsea Clinton said the couple wants "to start a family."
Washington (CNN) - A new national poll offers more evidence that Hillary Clinton, if she runs, would be the overwhelming frontrunner in the battle for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday also indicates that the fight for the Republican nomination would be a wide open contest, and that Clinton holds double digit leads over potential GOP contenders in hypothetical general election matchups.