The White House Correspondents' Dinner went down on Saturday in Washington. That's where all the media bigwigs get together and bring weird celebrity guests like Jessica Simpson and people from "Duck Dynasty". They get a comedian to host the show, and basically roast everybody in the room.
All signs point to the government shutting down on Friday. Basically, that means the government stops providing services that aren't "essential" until they can reach a new budget deal.
But enough about that. What you're REALLY wondering is, "How will this affect ME?" See the next page for six ways it could impact your life, based on what happened during the last shutdown in 1995.