GOP unity frays as shutdown grows near

A conservative challenge to the president’s health care law has the federal government teetering on the brink of a partial shutdown.

Quotations of the day

“You’re going to shut down the government if you can’t prevent millions of Americans from getting affordable care,” — Rep. Chris Van Hollen,…

Today in History

Today is Monday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2013. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1955, actor…