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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 | 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...

Obama: 'No Question' Shutdown Hurt The Job Market

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwarfed by towering cranes and cargo containers, President Barack Obama came to a port in conservative-leanin...

Sam Stein

Government Shutdown's Impact Detailed In New Report | 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...

Tea Partier's Shutdown Stance Cheered

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

ROME, Ga. -- ROME, Ga. (AP) — Undeterred, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is stepping up his criticism of President Barack Obama's health care law and defendin...

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...

Lew: 'Scary' Budget Battle 'Got Close To The Edge'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the just-resolved budget fight was "a little bit scary" because it "got close...

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...

Ted Cruz Points Finger At GOP Colleagues

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Saturday that Republicans lost the government shutdown budget battle because some memb...

Shutdown Affected U.S. In Ways Unseen

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our ki...

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 | 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 | 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...

GOP Senator: Bipartisan Deal In Hand To Reopen Government, Avoid Default

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the gove...

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 | 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...

Sequestration Re-Emerges As Budget Battle Issue

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The broad, automatic spending cuts known as sequestration have re-emerged as a central issue in efforts to end the p...

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...

Congress Getting Paid During Shutdown Strikes A Nerve

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he'd continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown,...