Newspapers show clouds over D.C. as shutdown looms

The U.S. government will shut down Tuesday morning if Congress doesn't make progress on a funding dispute. But real clouds, too, have loomed over Washington, D.C., at times over the past few days, and the combination of weather and whether-or-not proved irresistible for some front-page designers.

USA Today (image courtesy the Newseum)
New York Post (image courtesy the Newseum)
Brainerd Dispatch (image courtesy the Newseum)
The Citizens' Voice (image courtesy the Newseum)
Boston Herald (image courtesy the Newseum)
The Monitor (image courtesy the Newseum)
Darkness envelops the U.S. Capitol on the OC Register's front. Perhaps that's a better metaphor. (Image courtesy the Newseum)

My favorite "looming shutdown" picture comes not from a front but from my former coworker Jay Westcott:

NASA/Jay Westcott
  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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