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2013 Government Shutdown

The Ted Cruz Way

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz has announced his candidacy for President of the United States. While critics, including some in his own party, dismiss him, Cruz is a smart, shrewd and brash politician. He is also arrogant, self-confident and power-hungry.

Nebraska GOP Rep. Worries 'Nice House' Comment Will Impact Re-Election Bid

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) expressed concern in an interview published Thursday about how insensitive comments he made during the 2013 government shutdow...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Adopted Record Number Of Closed Rules In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress already closed out the year with the least productive legislative session in history. And now, House Democrats pointed out Mond...

Sam Stein

Government Shutdown's Impact Detailed In New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government shutdown that lasted for 16 days last month is expected to cost the U.S. economy between $2 billion and $6 billio...

Three Colorado Lawmakers Give Up Their Shutdown Salaries

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

Congress at large may have been paid upwards of $4 million during the government shutdown but some members of Congress from Colorado have announced th...

GOP Rep Regrets His Outburst Against Park Ranger

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

The Tea Party congressman who went after a National Park Service ranger during the 2013 government shutdown has apparently had a change of heart. C...

Why Elizabeth Warren Is 'NOT Celebrating' The End Of The Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) emailed supporters late Wednesday to say how glad she is that the government shutdown ended and the U.S. didn't defaul...

Here's The Full Text Of The Senate CR Debt Ceiling Deal

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Senate leaders unveiled a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and avoid a potential debt default. Below, the full text of the deal: Senate C...

Luke Johnson

GOP Congressman Asks If Smoking Pot Is A First Amendment Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a House hearing Wednesday over the shutdown's closure of the National World War II Memorial, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) questioned why ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Deal Reached, As Boehner Concedes Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders unveiled a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and avoid a potential debt default that does virtually nothing to Obam...

Shutdown Talks Continue As Default Looms

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

The government is still shut down, and lawmakers are working toward a last-minute deal to avert a federal default. According to the AP, many lawmak...

Sam Stein

Details Of New House Shutdown Bill Revealed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

In a closed-door meeting on Tuesday morning, House Republican leadership decided to put out its own debt limit and government funding bill, rather tha...

Shutdown Enters Third Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown is entering week three as lawmakers continue to debate a deal on spending. Also looming is a Thursday deadline on raising t...

Remembering Greatness on Capitol Hill

Ladan Rafii | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

It really is an honor and privilege to be there, and such a pleasure too. So why can't it be a harmonious environment instead of a place of rancor, infighting and dysfunction, as revealed to the entire world during the recent shutdown?

LATEST UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

The government is still shut down and the U.S. is approaching a deadline for raising the debt limit. Both issues are being discussed by lawmakers, ...

LATEST UPDATES: Shutdown Discussions Continue In Congress

Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown entered its 13th day Sunday as negotiations on how to end the budget standoff continued in Congress. The Senate was set to ...

West: Obama Acting Like A 'Spoiled Brat Child'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said President Barack Obama is acting like a "spoiled brat child" when it comes to negotiations over the government sh...

Shutdown Deliberations Continue

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

The government is still shut down, but negotiations continue among lawmakers looking for solutions to the shutdown and the looming default. The Sen...

GOP Reportedly Offers Debt Limit Hike, End To Shutdown In Package With Spending Cuts

Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

House Republicans have offered an increase in the debt limit and an end to the government shutdown in a package with spending cuts, the AP reports. ...

Shutdown Alarms State Health Officials

Pew's Stateline | Melissa Maynard | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Stalemate Continues In Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

The government is still shut down as lawmakers continue to try and figure out a compromise on spending. President Barack Obama met with both Democr...

Obama Signs Military Death Benefits Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill providing benefits to the families of fallen troops during the government shutdown on Thursday. The b...

Obama Rejects Republican Proposal

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected a Republican proposal for a short-term debt limit hike, the New York Times reports. However, Republicans immediatel...

Military Death Benefits Measure Approved By Senate

Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

A bill to provide death benefits to the families of fallen members of the military during the government shutdown was passed by the Senate on Thursday...

Sorry Kid, The Zoo's Closed. You Can Thank Congress.

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown, which began at 12 a.m. ET on October 1, has left babies without formula, sent a chill through the scientific community and ca...