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2013 Government Shutdown

Obama Sends Message To Servicemen Amid Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama sent a message to American military and Defense Department personnel stationed around the world at midnight on Tuesday, assurin...

Government Shuts Down

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

With members of Congress still working to reach an agreement on spending, the U.S. government shut down at 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Sylvia M. Burwell...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Seeks Conference Committee As Government Shuts Down | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans gave up trying to keep the government open as the clock ticked to midnight Monday, opting instead to try to appoint a ...

Congressmen Still Boozing As Government Shuts Down

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

With just hours to go until a government shutdown, Congressmen couldn't seem to agree on much except the fact that drinks were in order. Reporters ...

11 Reasons Why A Government Shutdown Is Terrible For You

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

The government is hours away from its first shutdown since 1996. Here's why it would be awful: 1. HUGE NUMBER OF FURLOUGHS: As many as 800,000 of t...

John Celock

Foreign Lawmakers Say Congress Should 'Get Their House In Order' | John Celock | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Women from four foreign governing bodies said Monday that they think Congress should come together to prevent a government shutdown, whi...

Beyond the Shutdown

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The great shutdown drama of 2013 should be a slam-dunk win for Democrats. The Republican extremism grows nuttier and more unrealistic by the day. The one other time Republicans tried this stunt, under House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1995-96, Republicans got their clocks cleaned by President Clinton. Government reopened, and Clinton did not give away the store. And not until the arrival of Tea Party control of the House in 2011 did any party try to make legislative or ideological gains by threating to repudiate America's national debt. This time, however, Republicans have sown just enough confusion that they may suffer only temporary losses in their popularity in exchange for legislative gains.

Don't Worry Congressmen, We'd Get Drunk During This, Too

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

House Republicans spent hours on Capitol Hill Saturday as a government shutdown loomed, but that didn't stop some of them from having a little weekend...

Ryan Grim

Cruz Tells Republicans To Oppose Boehner | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ted Cruz is not content to drive Senate strategy on the budget and debt ceiling showdown. The Texas Republican senator is working with H...

Chloe Fox

Tulsi Gabbard, Iraq War Veteran, Introduces Legislation To Protect Military Pay In Case Of Government Shutdown | Chloe Fox | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU - On Thursday, Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard introduced legislation to protect servicemembers and critical Defense Department employees ...

Why You Should Care About The Latest Budget Fight

Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard it all before. The government is headed for a fiscal crisis caused by pa...