Blumenthal said he was awaiting the results of an investigation before drawing any conclusions. But he said the location of the incident heightened tensions.
The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.
Why Hunger, which operates the National Hunger Hotline, said the shutdown will freeze distribution of food to millions of elderly, pregnant women, young children and others.
There has been a stunning development in the race for New York City mayor. Tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted, leaving open the possibility that there could be a runoff to pick a Democratic Party nominee.
To avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday’s primary.
Menendez says he voted yes on a limited military strike on in Syria was to punish President Assad for the use of chemical weapons.
The United States moved one step closer to launching military action against Syria on Wednesday.
Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.
Grimm said the information session is aimed at those who may not even realize they are eligible for federal help.
Idowu Daramola is charged with death by auto, reckless driving and using a cell phone while operating a vehicle.
Anthony Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House because of similar behavior.
In a wide-ranging interview, Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson joined the chorus in calling for fellow candidate Anthony Weiner to drop out of the race amid new sexting allegations.
In Jersey City, the new mayor – Steve Fulop – can usually be found hard at work behind his desk well before 8 a.m.
“This is not something I was looking for. It came to me and I want to look at it carefully,” King said.
A new Siena poll has Quinn with a nine point lead over her closest competitor, Anthony Weiner. But Quinn said the numbers don’t matter much to her.