Washington (CNN) – The game of chicken failed. Neither side blinked. Now millions will pay the price.
Americans watched a colossal failure by Congress overnight and the shutdown of their government.
(CNN) – U.S. President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of past U.S. leaders with a speech Wednesday at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate that a senior administration official said would ask Russia to join the United States in slashing its supply of strategic nuclear warheads.
"Hello, Berlin," Obama said twice to cheers, then told the crowd standing in bright sunshine he would remove his jacket due to the heat. "We can be a little more informal among friends."