4 Things To Know: Mexico Earthquake, I-94 Shutdown & MoreThey include the congressional deal to raise the debt ceiling, and Hurricane Irma's latest devastation.
Talking Points: Klobuchar On A Possible 2nd Gov't ShutdownThe government shutdown may have ended but there is already concern that another shutdown could happen in just a few months. Congress now faces deadline starting in January to achieve budget and debt ceiling deals.
Good Question: What Exactly Is The Debt Ceiling?As the stare down over the government shutdown ends its eighth night in Washington, lawmakers are readying for another fight.
Paulsen, Ellison Reassure Constituents About Gov’t Shutdown’s EndThe federal government shutdown is now affecting Minnesota jobs. The state will lay off 105 health department workers immediately, and thousands of other federal workers in the state will face the same fate. And Congress appears to be standing still. According to Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office, he skipped out on his own event Monday to head back to Washington to work on ending the shutdown. Some disappointed constituents, like Michael Waring of Edina, said they wanted to talk with him about ending the shutdown - even if it means joining with Democrats to do it.
Talking Points: Rep. John Kline On Debt CeilingIf you think this past week's fiscal cliff deal puts an end to the partisan grid lock in Washington, guess again.
Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And CountryGrover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
Debt Ceiling Cuts Worry U Of M Grad StudentsPell Grant funding for undergraduate students was preserved in the law to raise the federal debt ceiling, but it was financed by curbs to student loan subsidies that helped graduate students.
Reality Check: Bachmann Stirs Controversy Over Debt CeilingPresident Obama signed into law Tuesday the controversial bill raising the nation's debt ceiling. It didn't come without a bruising political fight, and a few exaggerations.
Minn.'s Senators Support Debt Deal Signed By ObamaMinnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have voted for emergency legislation allowing the government to borrow more money and avoid a U.S. government default.
Debt Deal Loses Minn. Support From Right, LeftA deficit-reduction deal approved by the U.S. House on Monday split Minnesota's representatives, with the plan losing support from the left and right ends of the state's congressional delegation.
Budget Crisis Decisions Now Up To 'Super Committee'To avert a future debt ceiling and budget crisis, Congress has appointed a commission; a group of 12 to hammer out a deal the other 523 members of the House and Senate could not, and did not.
Klobuchar: 'I'll Vote Yes On Debt Bill'The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are expected to vote Monday on a deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut the deficit.
Obama, Congress Reach A Debt DealRacing the clock to avoid a government default, President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S. borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts.
Esme's Blog: Compromise Is A Dirty WordAs politicians in Washington D.C. fight like children in a sandbox that is too small, the nation waits for a deal that will avoid a national default.
Expert: Americans Shouldn't Panic Over Debt Ceiling -- YetBy now, most Americans have probably heard the worst-case scenarios with hitting the debt ceiling: a dipping dollar, loan difficulties, a jump in interest rates. So, how likely is a worst-case scenario?