The Top 13 'Talkers' Of 2013Of all the stories that made headlines this year, these kept you talking for days. It was difficult to limit this list to 13, but we did our best. We hope you enjoy taking a look back of some of the events that we were glued to over the past 12 months.
N.J. Priest Sues After Government Shutdown Halts Catholic Services On Military BasesA New Jersey priest has filed a lawsuit, after the government shutdown meant Catholic services on U.S. military bases were halted.
Poll: Americans' Disgust With Congress At Record HighAccording to a CBS News poll, 85 percent of those surveyed said they do not approve of the job Congress is doing.
Congress Votes To End Government Shutdown, Avert DefaultCongress has passed legislation to reopen the partially shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations
Senate Leaders Try To Broker Budget Deal After House Effort CollapsesSenate leaders have taken control of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Thousands Line Fifth Avenue For Annual Columbus Day ParadeItalian Americans celebrated their culture and heritage at the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City.
Furloughed New York City Workers To Congress: 'End This Shutdown Now'Tens of thousands of federal workers in New York City continue to feel the impact as the partial government shutdown continues.
Statue Of Liberty Reopens, Ending Wait For TouristsLady Liberty reopened Sunday, a relief to many tourists who had their hearts set on visiting the statue while they were in New York.
Social Security Raises Expected To Be SmallNext year's raise will be small because consumer prices, as measured by the government, haven't gone up much in the past year.
Senators Hopeful Deal To Reopen Government Is CloseSenators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week.
Shutdown Drives Debate Over Role Of GovernmentAny shift in public opinion also may well hinge on how much, or how little, people are personally affected as the shutdown drags on.
Electronic Food Stamp Cards Impacted By Xerox Computer System CrashThe company said that the trouble stemmed from a routine test and had nothing to do with the government shutdown.