National Politics

Politics Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost
A private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions.
Politics Timber industry sues to lift logging ban during shutdown Timber industry sues to lift logging ban during shutdown
Western timber companies have gone to court to lift the logging ban on national forests due to the government shutdown, arguing the government has no authority under timber sale contracts to force loggers to stop working.
Politics You're the boss: Does Congress get to keep its job? You're the boss: Does Congress get to keep its job?
If you and your co-workers got in a dispute that shut the whole operation down, how long would you keep your job?

Now: What if you're the U.S. Congress? Your boss is the American people.

Your annual review: Every 2 years for Congress, every 6 years for the Senate.
Politics No progress made on shutdown after White House meeting No progress made on shutdown after White House meeting (Photo Gallery)
President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country.
Politics Neither side softening before afternoon White House meeting Neither side softening before afternoon White House meeting (Photo Gallery)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican and Democratic leaders agreed to meet Wednesday afternoon but showed no signs of yielding.
Politics Shutdown jeopardizes D.C. trip for WWII vets Shutdown jeopardizes D.C. trip for WWII vets (Photo Gallery)
Donald Hancock is about to head to Washington D.C. thanks to Honor Flight of Oregon, which sets up trips for veterans who want to visit the capital. But if the government shutdown isn't solved, virtually all sights will be closed.