Government shutdown

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

No shutdown, no default: Congress leaders, Obama back deal

WASHINGTON — Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and…

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senate propels stopgap spending bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional…

 

Evan DuCharme/Special to the S.F. ExaminerAlcatraz Cruises had to temporarily lay off 15 workers during the federal government shutdown.

Government shutdown costs Alcatraz tour company $3 million

Stuart and Susane Hewko came to Pier 33 last week looking to…

 

AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinPresident Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday

Shutdown over, Obama surveys damage and blames GOP

The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack…

AP Photo/Jacquelyn MartinPresident Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday
AP Photo/Susan WalshHouse Speaker John Boehner of Ohio stops to talk to a group of students as he walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington

AP sources: Boehner, top GOP to vote for deal

Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republican leaders intend to vote…

AP Photo/Susan WalshHouse Speaker John Boehner of Ohio stops to talk to a group of students as he walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington
AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSpeaker of the House John Boehner

Obama, Boehner trade barbs, hints of compromise

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSpeaker of the House John Boehner
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerRalph Burgin of the Cliff House carries a box of fresh seafood for donation. The Cliff House sits on national parkland.

Cliff House in San Francisco becomes latest government shutdown casualty

Crab legs peeked from the plastic tub on Ralph Burgin’s shoulder Thursday…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerRalph Burgin of the Cliff House carries a box of fresh seafood for donation. The Cliff House sits on national parkland.
AP Photo/Carolyn KasterA US Park Police officer walks behind a barricade with sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington

Government powers down; trading blame in capital

The National Institutes of Health began turning away patients for experimental treatment,…

AP Photo/Carolyn KasterA US Park Police officer walks behind a barricade with sign reading "Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN All National Parks are Closed" in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington
Don Horsley

Peninsula services mostly survive U.S. government shutdown

The vast majority of government services in San Mateo County won’t be…

Don Horsley
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA father and son peer past a gate blocking the road to Fort Point and the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge on Tuesday.

San Francisco parks, visitors most affected by U.S. government shutdown — and fire trucks too

Responding to a call of a possible jumper on the Golden Gate…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA father and son peer past a gate blocking the road to Fort Point and the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge on Tuesday.
AP Photo/Carolyn KasterFay Wagstaff

US government shutdown closes parks, monuments

Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the…

AP Photo/Carolyn KasterFay Wagstaff

Shutdown end game

After another day of failed budget negotiations before Friday’s government shutdown deadline,…

Dirty little secret about government shutdowns: They don't shut down the government

If the government shuts down on March 5, what will happen? Three…