With the U.S. government shutdown entering its third week, nothing is sacred anymore.
It's been almost a week since the U.S. federal government has suspended its "non-essential" services. Wondering what kind of damage it has done so far? Check out this real-time infographic which keeps count of the dollars that have been withheld in unpaid salary and food vouchers, courtesy of Enigma!
Government Shutdown Update of the Day: Republicans and Democrats managed to reach a last-minute deal to prevent a government shutdown. A stopgap bill will keep the government open until next Thursday, at which point congress will vote on a budget agreement for rest of fiscal 2011.
According to a joint statement released by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the
Government Shutdown Explainer of the Day: The United States government will shut itself down in less than eight hours, unleashing a whole host of negative side effects, if Republicans and Democrats cannot resolve their budgetary differences.