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Boehner Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown Threat Prompts Meeting At White House

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says late-night budget talks with the leaders of Congress have helped to narrow the issues, but there is no ...

Elise Foley

House Will Move Forward With Doomed Short-Term Funding Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With government funding set to expire in just two days, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that Republicans plan to move...

Government Shutdown Would Pose Big Risks To Both Parties

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans say the last thing they want to do is to shut down the government. But with budget talks showing little s...

Paul Ryan's Plan, the Coming Shutdown, and What's Really at Stake

Robert Reich | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Republicans may get blamed now for a government shutdown. But if these shutdowns contribute to the belief among Americans that government doesn't work, Republicans win over the long term.

Washington Braces For Shutdown Amid Budget Impasse

Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - Washington braced for a shutdown as Republican and Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House on Tuesday in an attempt to reach a bu...

Government Shutdown Looms As Budget Deal Remains Unreached

Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Washington is hurtling toward a government shutdown on Friday night as the time to agree on a budget for the remainder of the fiscal year ...

Obama Calls John Boehner To White House To Talk Budget

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Prodded by an insistent President Barack Obama, Congress' top two lawmakers sought to reinvigorate compromise talks Tuesday aimed a...

House GOP Readies Stopgap Budget Bill If Needed To Avoid Government Shutdown

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican officials say GOP lawmakers are ready with another short-term spending bill if needed to avoid a government shutdown thr...

House Republicans Maneuver For Budget Cuts As Shutdown Looms

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With budget talks deadlocked, House Republicans drafted a one-week bill Monday night to cut spending by $12 billion, fully fund the...

House Republicans Privately Warn Boehner On Prospect Of Shutdown

Roll Call | John Stanton & Anna Palmer | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

House Republican leaders are privately warning Speaker John Boehner that they may not have the votes to pass a six-month spending bill with significan...

Deal Needed To Avoid Spending Train Wreck, Government Shutdown

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Political ideologies and government spending realities are speeding trains headed toward a nasty crash in Washington this week barr...

Boehner Faces Dilemma In Budget Debate As Government Shutdown Looms

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sometimes in politics and legislation, whether you win is less important than how you win. That's the dilemma facing House Speaker...

Budget Compromise Talks Continue As Tea Party Watches

AP | DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite fresh pressure from tea party conservatives, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans "can't impose our wi...

WATCH: HuffPost's Ryan Grim Talks The Government Shutdown Blame Game

Huff TV | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Ryan Grim stopped by MSNBC's "NewsNation With Tamron Hall" to discuss a potential government shutdown, which will be imminent should Republ...

Budget Negotiations Resume To Avert Government Shutdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden reported "good progress" Wednesday in budget talks to prevent a government shutdown next week as congressi...

John Boehner Faces Choice That Could Define His Leadership

The Los Angeles Times | Lisa Mascaro | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

With a government shutdown deadline just days away, House Speaker John A. Boehner faces a fateful choice over whether to abandon conservative Republic...

Time Short, Tempers Flare In Budget Showdown

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The specter of a partial government shutdown looms again as Congress returns to Washington with Democrats and Republicans as far apart o...

Boehner Navigates Uncharted Territory Between Legislative Pragmatism & Tea Party Zeal

The New York Times | Carl Hulse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After being granted three weeks to cut what has been an elusive budget deal, Speaker John A. Boehner is navigating the unchartered territory between l...

Boehner Makes Budget Case At Religious Convention

AP | ERIK SCHELZIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — House Speaker John Boehner in a speech to religious broadcasters on Sunday called it a "moral responsibility" to rein in the ...

John Boehner Argues Debt 'Is A Mortal Threat'

The Washington Post | Felicia Sonmez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Yes, this debt is a mortal threat to our country; it is also a moral threat," Boehner says in the prepared speech. "It is immoral to bind our childre...