Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks at a news conference as the House prepares to leave for its August recess, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2023. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo)

Congress has until Oct. 1, the start of the new fiscal year, to act on government funding. They could pass spending bills to fund government agencies into next year, or simply pass a stopgap measure that keeps agencies running until they strike a longer-term agreement.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is questioned by reporters after the GOP leader spoke privately to his Republican colleagues, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo)

The White House and House Republicans are working to reach a budget compromise before June 1, when Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said the country could run out of cash to pay the nation’s bills. A debt default would be potentially devastating for the U.S. and global economy.

FILE - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., listen as President Joe Biden speaks before a meeting to discuss the debt limit in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci, File)

The Biden administration is racing to strike a deal with Republicans as the nation careens toward a potentially catastrophic debt default if the government fails to increase the borrowing limit, now at $31 trillion, to keep paying the nation’s bills.

FILE - President Joe Biden responds to questions from reporters after speaking about the economy in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House Campus, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik, File)

The apparent mishandling of classified documents and official records from the Obama administration is under investigation by a former U.S. attorney, Robert Hur, who was appointed as a special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Washington, as John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, looks on. (AP Photo / Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The announcement followed Biden's acknowledgement Thursday morning that a document with classified markings from his time as vice president was found in his personal library, along with other documents found in his garage.

President Joe Biden appears and salutes with first lady Jill Biden and the Easter Bunnies on the Blue Room balcony at the White House during the White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 18, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Undaunted by soggy skies, President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, kicked off the first White House Easter Egg Roll since before the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, welcoming some 30,000 kids and adults for the all-day event.

A video made by a group of young Chicago filmmakers is an official selection of the 2015 White House Student Film Festival. It was one of 15 selected from 1,500 entries and it will be honored at the White House on Friday.

A Chicago mentoring program that strives to ensure that 100 percent of participating students graduate high school, enter college, and gain skills to succeed in the workplace, participates in The White House College Opportunity Day of Action.


Chicago Public School students embrace William Shakespeare in an award-winning program at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker, joins us to check in on fixes to HealthCare.gov and the potential political fallout from the glitches in the 2014 midterms.

Tribune Co. hires bankers to handle the likely sale of its newspapers. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM has that story, and more top business headlines.

The First Lady’s role in the public imagination has changed dramatically since her husband was first elected. We look at the deeper meaning behind her image.

The Republican primaries are all but over; Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee. Focus now turns to the general election and the battle between Romney and President Obama. We take a look at the evolving race for President.

The G-8 summit is not coming to Chicago and protesters are claiming victory. But NATO leaders are still on the way. What does it all mean for the city? Elizabeth Brackett has the details.

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President Obama's Chief of Staff Steps Down

After just one year as President Obama's Chief of Staff, Bill Daley steps down. We have the latest.