Monday marked the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,'s national holiday. The longest government shutdown in history was doing a great disservice to the civil rights icon's timeless legacy of fighting for the people.

69% percent of American voters oppose shutting down the government over Planned Parenthood, according to new poll results.

In the midst of hammering out a plan to avert a federal government shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner announced he is retiring next month.