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  • Who'd you rather? Congress or hemorrhoids?

    64 percent of participants of a CNBC survey say mothers-in-law are more favorable than Congress, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Even 53 percent like hemorrhoids better.

  • The view from Main St.

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports how the government shutdown is impacting folks in Cherry Hill.

  • The view from Nob Hill

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports from San Francisco about the impact from the government shutdown.

  • The view from Beverly Hills

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports there are some entertainment industry events on hold amid the government shutdown.

  • Chris Cox mows lawn at Lincoln Memorial

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on some interesting events happening around the government shutdown. He focuses on Chris Cox who volunteered his time to mow the lawn at the Lincoln Memorial.

  • What's in this potential deal?

    CNBC's John Harwood says all attention is focused on the Senate, where Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell both came to the Senate floor today to express their optimism that a deal would be struck.

  • The expectation that a debt deal may be forthcoming from talks in the Senate is "very possible," Sen. Bob Corker told CNBC.

  • File photo with John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and Eric Cantor.

    Facing a looming federal default, the House GOP leadership will meet with President Obama at the White House on Thursday in a bid to resolve the budget deadlock.

  • House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (C) speaks to the media on Oct. 08, 2013.

    House Speaker John Boehner says he is willing to negotiate budget issues with President Barack Obama without any conditions.

  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) arrives for the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee luncheon September 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Sen. Ted Cruz talks and talks and talks about his opposition to Obamacare, and his love for "Green Eggs and Ham."

  • With the Senate thinking the unthinkable—a "nuclear option" on filibusters—you may have to consider politics before your next investment.

  • Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.

  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday he had ordered the FBI to open a criminal probe in a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups.

  • IRS Scandal: Tip of the Iceberg?

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), says targeting of conservative groups is not exclusive to the IRS.

  • President Barack Obama speaks after meeting Friday with congressional about budget cuts.

    President Obama blamed Republicans' refusal to close `wasteful' loopholes for the automatic budget cuts going into effect Friday, and said Americans will get through the crisis.

  • President Obama will meet Friday with the top leaders in the House and Senate, hours past the deadline for averting automatic budget cuts, to discuss how to proceed on divisive tax-and-spend issues.

  • The White House issued more dire warnings about the harm the cuts will do to Americans, breaking down the loss of jobs and services to each of the states.

  • Will Obama Offer an Olive Branch?

    Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY) shares his hopes for President Obama's speech tonight. Amity Shales, "Coolidge" author, and Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, weigh in.

  • An effort is building in Congress to change marijuana laws, including moves to legalize the industrial production of hemp and establish a federal pot tax.

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    The Senate's senior Democrat and Republican reached a tentative agreement to impose modest limits on the filibuster, the delaying tactic that minority parties have long used to kill legislation and was immortalized in the film "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."