Government Shutdown 2011
The budget battle between Democrats and Republicans to avoid a government shutdown.
More than half of the $38 billion in spending cuts that lawmakers agreed to last week in the 2011 budget compromise would hit education, labor and health programs.
We've received a number of questions about the looming government shutdown. Here are answers to the questions we've received most often.
Republicans countered a Democratic bill with a surprise assault, arguing that the White House had told them it was unconstitutional.
No airport security officers? No advance warning from the National Weather Service? Veterans hospitals that lack nurses to attend the sick? Could these really be possibilites if a shutdown were to occur?