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Jennifer Bendery

With Hands Tied, House Democrats Get Creative To End Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats may not be getting far, but they're scoring points for creativity for the ways they've tried to force a vote on a "clean...

Ashley Alman

Here's How House Republicans Rigged The Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

In its effort to extract concessions from Democrats in exchange for opening the government, the GOP has faced a fundamental strategic obstacle: They d...

The War Between the Republicans, Week 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the shutdown continues, you hear fewer demands for Obamacare changes, because Republicans have pretty much lost all public support for their position. The irony is obvious to all: House Republicans wanted to shut down Obamacare, and what they got was the federal government shutting down while Obamacare is open.

Obama To Boehner: Just Let Congress Vote

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama challenged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Monday to prove that he didn't have the votes to pass a "clean" continuing resol...

Boehner Stands Firm On Debt Ceiling

AP | DONNA CASSATA and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States moved closer to the possibility of the first-ever default on the government's debt Sunday as Speak...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Plead For Funding For Kids With Cancer After Getting It Canceled

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The politics behind the government shutdown reached a new level of absurdity on Thursday as a group of conservative House Republicans --...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Leader Stands Firm Against Clean Bill To Reopen Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Thursday that a bill to reopen the government must chip away at Obamacare, despite growing calls from h...

Jennifer Bendery

House Now Has The Votes To End Government Shutdown, But It Won't

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two days after the government shut down, there are now more than 17 Republicans who say they're ready to pass a bill to fund t...

Jennifer Bendery

Here's A Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Just Fund The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the days since the government shut down, House Republicans have slowly but steadily been coming forward to say they're ready to pass ...

Sam Stein

House Hardliners Shoot Down Colleagues For Saying A Clean Continuing Resolution Could Pass

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans once again find themselves in disagreement, this time over how many of their GOP colleagues would actually support a b...

Ryan Grim

GOP Lawmakers: House Could End Standoff With Up-Or-Down Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Throughout the budget showdown, the mantra of tea party Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has been "make DC listen." On Tw...

Luke Johnson

GOP Rep. Sees Path Out Of A Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most House Republicans walked out of a meeting Saturday boasting that a new measure linking an Obamacare delay to funding the gove...