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Top Stories With Washington Post Columnist Robert McCartney

April 08, 2011 - Filling in for Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey, Matt Bush talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the looming threat of a federal government shutdown and the hearing regarding the hiring practices of Mayor Vincent Gray's Administration.

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Virginia Senate Votes On Public Broadcasting Funding Thursday

Virginia's General Assembly is reconvening this week to consider Gov. Bob McDonnell's recommendations to 134 bills, four vetoes and 86 budget amendments. The House is agreeing to an amendment to cut Public Broadcasting funding. Senators will vote on the measure Thursday.

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Power Breakfast: Assessing Earthquake Risk Reduction In The U.S.

From Capitol News Connection:

Democrat David Wu represents an Oregon district that includes a swath of Pacific coastline. In the last Congress, he got a bill through the House that would have stepped up federal efforts to study and prepare for natural disasters.

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Maryland State Agencies Brace for Government Shutdown

We could see a government shutdown this weekend if lawmakers fail to negotiate a way to fund the U.S. government by midnight Friday.

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National Zoo Braces For Government Shutdown

With a federal government shut down looming, it would be business as usual for animals at the National Zoo, but not for 30 percent of the zoo's staff and 100 percent of zoo visitors.

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Shutdown Could Have Devastating Effect On D.C. Economy

The looming possibility of a shutdown of the federal government could have a huge impact on our local economy. Some businesses are preparing for the worst.

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