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Shutdown, Shut Out, Shut Off

Michael Drew | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics
Michael Drew

Like most Americans, I'm fed up with the government shutdown, fed up with government inaction and fed up with nincompoop government activists. Even as...

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...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Score Amazing Own Goal | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After voting this year to keep federal employees' pay frozen, Republicans in Congress have accidentally given many government workers th...

WATCH: Top Dem Talks Tea Party's Motives Behind Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Among the many reasons behind the government shutdown, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schutlz (D-Fla.) asserted that the Tea Party's motives were, in part, "pe...

Help Me Fight Cancer and Stop the Government Shutdown

Michelle Langbehn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michelle Langbehn

I'm furious that Congress has chosen to shut down the government and leave so many of us behind. This is not just about the debt ceiling or national parks. For me, the shutdown means that Congress is denying me potentially life-saving treatment.

Sam Stein

How Sequestration And The Shutdown Dealt A Body Blow To Scientists | Sam Stein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As congressional leaders attempt the patch together a last-minute deal to fund the federal government and raise the nation’s debt limi...

Republican Peter King Takes the Lead

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

Though Congressman Peter King is from New York, he should not be mistaken for an old-fashioned moderate Republican. He is a full-blooded Reaganite, but he is realistic enough to recognize that his party is engaged in a suicide mission.

Why Our Government Has Disappointed Me

Shireen Younus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Shireen Younus

From Congress, all I ask is this: End the shutdown. Just do your job. Please take personal responsibility -- just like you expect school children to do.

LATEST UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown continued Thursday as President Barack Obama and congressional leaders remained at odds in the ongoing budget standoff. Th...

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 ...

The Daly Szep -- A Recording

Paul Szep | Posted 12.07.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Amanda Terkel

Congress Vents Its Shutdown Frustration Through Away Messages, Voicemails | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you call Sen. Barbara Boxer's (D-Calif.) Washington office these days, you won't be greeted by a cheery staff assistant. Instead, you...

What the Shutdown Says about D.C.'s Cultural Scene

Eli Lehrer | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Eli Lehrer

he shutdown this week, just about 18 years after the last federal closure, gives local residents a chance to get an idea of what the town might be like without the government here. And it's not all bad. A look at the landscape shows that D.C. is coming into its own as a cultural destination.


Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

To shut down our government in protest over Obamacare is the triumph of extremism over common sense. We desperately need legislators who know how to compromise -- in order to govern.

Sam Stein

Shutdown Delivers Quick Punch In The Gut To Science | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours into the government shutdown on Monday, the world of scientific research began feeling the pain. Across the country, feder...

Crazy! Cuckoo! Strategic?

Asher Edelman | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Asher Edelman

Could it be that the House Republicans have been coached in a plan to close down as much of the U.S. Government as possible for as long a period as possible? Why?

LOOK: Who Gets Paid During A Shutdown

Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers now face furloughs and may not know when they'll see their next paychecks. One group of workers that is insul...

Sam Stein

Dems Emboldened By Shutdown Showdown Worry It Could Last A While | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats emerged emboldened Monday night from the breakdown in efforts to avert a government shutdown, confident that Pre...

Sam Stein

Flu-Monitoring Program Would Be Halted By Government Shutdown | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the government shuts down in the absence of a budget agreement, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be unable t...

New Fears Of A Shutdown Emerge On Capitol Hill

The Hill | Mike Soraghan and Manu Raju | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The prospect of a September government shutdown loomed over the Capitol on Wednesday as the two parties fought over rising energy prices. It's a fig...