As Congress raced toward avoiding a shut down of the government, it was John Boehner vs. Steny Hoyer on the House floor. The Republican speaker and the Democratic whip gave two incendiary speeches, as the shutdown seem inevitable.
The 2012 strike by 15 Taliban fighters at Camp Bastion caught Marines by surprise. It resulted in two deaths and the destruction of six Marine Harrier fighter jets and other aircraft.
Only hours before a partial shutdown of the federal government would take effect, House Republicans still hadn't arrived at a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats were willing to approve to keep government workers on the job.