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Congress Government Shutdown

Summer Break Over, Must-Do Tasks Await Congress

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a g...

Congress Returns To Work With Government Shutdown Threat Looming

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Dem...

Emily Swanson

Almost Half The Country Wants To Boot Their Own Member Of Congress | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of Americans believe their own member of Congress unworthy of reelection, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But safe ...

Here's How Much Congress Got Paid During The Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown came to a close early Thursday morning when President Barack Obama signed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceil...

Obama: Shutdown Damaged U.S. Economy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, and President Barack Obama blasted Republican lawmakers for the partial shutd...

Howard Fineman

15 Reasons Why American Politics Has Become An Apocalyptic Mess | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Why is America on the edge of a political and fiscal nervous breakdown? We aren’t fighting an external threat: no foreign ism or axis....

Michael McAuliff

A Deal Takes Shape As Republican Laments '2 Months Blown' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whatever deal emerges from overnight negotiations in the Senate, Republican lawmakers said they weren't sure it could pass quickly enoug...

Wanna Hate Congress Even More? Here Are The Sleaziest Things They've Done During The Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

We're now almost two weeks into the government shutdown, and there's been no shortage of outrage over the fact that Congress remains unable to figure ...

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,...

Blame Bill in Accounting: A Government Shutdown Parable

Brian Krewson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Comedy
Brian Krewson

Imagine the company you work for held a poll and asked everyone if they thought it would be a good idea to put a soda machine in the break room. Some said no, but the majority said yes. So, a week later, there's a soda machine. Now imagine that Bill in accounting voted against the soda machine.

Stop the Shutdown, Prevent Economic Meltdown

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Extremist Republicans continue to hold funding for the federal government hostage for the second week in a row, opposing a clean extension of government funding without conditions. Their actions are harming the economy and countless real children and families across the country.

Emily Swanson

Poll: Just 25 Percent Want Their Own Member Of Congress Reelected | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

Only one-quarter of Americans think that their own member of Congress should be reelected, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. That's a sharp dep...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Shutdown 'Potentially Fatal' To House Republicans Fails To Budge Obamacare Haters | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have tasked House Republicans with crafting a debt ceiling offer that will once again test divisions within t...

A Crash Course in Debt Ceiling Consequences

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Dr. Philip Neches

Everything. What most people do not realize, including GOP Congressmen, is that the U.S. national debt is the world's money, and that money is the lubricant not just for our economy, but for the entire world.

The Daily Szep -- Smaller

Paul Szep | Posted 12.09.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Congress Approval Rating Drops To Dismal 5 Percent In Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

A poll released Wednesday found Americans' approval of Congress dropping near all-time lows as the government shutdown continues with no solution yet ...

Amanda Terkel

Congressional Perks Deemed Essential During Shutdown While Public Sacrifices | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Around the country, furloughed federal workers are wondering how they're going to pay their bills while they wait for the government to ...

One Week Later, Congress Remains In Stalemate

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

It's been one week since the government shut down. Congress remains locked in a battle over spending. HuffPost Readers: If you work for the gove...

Here's How Much Congress Has Been Paid During The Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

As the U.S. government shutdown enters its second week and over 800,000 federal workers remain furloughed without pay, members of Congress are still e...

Here's A Look At How The Government Shut Down

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

-- A timeline of Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown: Sept. 20: With a potential government shutdown 11 days off, the Republican-r...

Shutdown Enters Second Week, No End In Sight

Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs t...

LATEST UPDATES: Government Shutdown Standoff Continues In Congress

Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

The federal government shutdown continued Monday with few signs of progress in Congress, with the U.S. inching towards default ahead of the October 17...

GOP Rep 'Ashamed' After Refusing To Give Up His Salary During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) apologized Saturday for previously refusing to give up his congressional salary during the federal government shutdown, decidi...

Kerry Has Stern Government Shutdown Warning For Congress

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

BALI, Indonesia -- BALI, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress on Saturday to think "long and hard" about the negative...

GOP Congresswoman Has Second Thoughts On Pay

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina congresswoman who said she needed her paycheck during the government shutdown now says she won't ca...