The partial federal government shutdown begins Day 14 amid even greater anxiety. The nation could face its first-ever default if the debt ceiling is not raised by Thursday. Here's what you need to know on Monday, Oct. 14:
After several days of on again-off again negotiations at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, the fiscal crisis gripping Washington now hangs on whether two men can broker a deal: The Senate Republican and Democratic leaders.
Arizona, New York and South Dakota have reached deals with the Interior Department to reopen Grand Canyon National Park, the Statue of Liberty National Monument andMount Rushmore during the government shutdown.
The partial government shutdown enters Day 10 frozen in the same place. All eyes will be on Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on the consequences if the debt ceiling is not raised by Oct. 17.