The 6 Issues That Could Lead to a Government Shutdown
Even if Congress beats the odds, and the government doesn't shut down come Oct. 1, Washington will probably still have undergone a lengthy, all-consuming debate about the issues that threaten to close its doors.
Which means if you follow Congress even a little bit -- or just happen to walk by a political rally, turn on the news, or log onto social media -- you're going to be hearing a lot about abortion, domestic and military spending, and highways.
So we tried to make it easy for you to to follow along. After all, nothing less than our government keeping its doors open is on the line.
Here's a quick explainer of the six issues that could cause a government shutdown. (Read more...)