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Continuing Resolution

Congress Votes To Keep Government Open, For Now

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

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Rand Paul Says He Doesn't Support A Government Shutdown, But Basically Supports A Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

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Republicans Ready For December Shutdown As Boehner Exits

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may currently look like a bit of a mess after coming to the cliff of a government shutdown and backing away, but December will...

Boehner Vows To Leave Successor With Clean Slate

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics

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Senate Takes A Step Toward Keeping The Government Open

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate took the first formal step toward averting a government shutdown Monday, advancing a bill that will keep the federal machine...

Friday Talking Points -- New Job Vacancy: Chief GOP Cat-Herder

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner certainly picked an interesting time to step down. Before his announcement, we were facing the possibility of a government shutdown as early as next week. However, the Senate doesn't seem to be backing the "shut it down" caucus on this particular fracas.

Cromnibus Stop?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are plenty of metaphors to choose from, as we all breathlessly watch the Republican Party make their latest attempt at semi-rational governing.

Michael McAuliff

John Boehner Plots A Way Around A Government Shutdown | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) stepped back on Tuesday from an immediate confrontation with President Barack Obama over immigration...

Jumping On The Cromnibus

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yes, apparently that's a new word now: "cromnibus." Now, some, editorially-speaking, have been insisting on "CRomnibus" or "Cromnibus," but for the time being here, we've decided that it doesn't qualify for proper-name status in any way.

Michael McAuliff

Divided Congress Backs Obama's ISIS Plan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A divided House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to back President Barack Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels to combat ...

The Impending Showdown

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If Obama does announce immigration changes, Republicans may decide the issue is bigger than any competence issue, and go right ahead and shut the government down. But this doesn't automatically make the issue a winner for Democrats everywhere in the midterms, of course.

An Unguided Missile to Nowhere

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

MEADS is a case study in how difficult it is to kill any appropriated program, even one that everybody agrees is too expensive, won't be delivered on time -- and won't work even when delivered.

6 Truths About Finding Happiness

Vanessa Dunne | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Dunne

I'm not saying forget about whatever it is that is bothering you. Those chapters in our lives shape us. What you can do though, is come at peace with these times. Accept them. Honor them. And move forward.

Ted Cruz Vs. Obamacare: The Sequel

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a leader in the anti-Obamacare showdown that shut the federal government last month, is plotting how he might e...

Senate Leads Hunt For Government Shutdown Solution

Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the calendar and the financial markets, Senate leaders have taken the ...

It Is Time to Rename Republican Radicals the 'Taker Caucus'

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The arrogant claims to fiscal rectitude of the Tea Party belie the underlying realities. They are not the makers of their own imagination, but are rather in large numbers the takers that they have been so quick to disdain.

Debt-Ceiling and Government Shutdown: The Way Out

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Not only do I heartily endorse the president's "no negotiation" stance, I believe I was the first to suggest it, preceding the first debt-ceiling fiasco by six months, before it was even a gleam in the Koch Boys' eyes.

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...

'They'll Have To Back Off'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) railed against House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a Sunday interview with ABC's "This Week." Shortly before Schumer...

Republican Shutdown: Believing Your Own Propaganda

Hal Donahue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hal Donahue

House Republicans should immediately vote a clean continuing resolution and raise the debt ceiling. Then Congress must get on with addressing the country's real needs which are far more than Obamacare.

Government Shutdown: Its Impact on Our Fighting Men and Women

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Although our fighting troops will continue to get paid -- at least for the time being -- the government shutdown must weigh heavily on their minds...

Then and Now: The Truth About Government Shutdowns

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is clear that those in the House who are advocating this shutdown are not only misrepresenting this country's experience with shutdowns but do not actually understand that history.

This Shutdown Is About Extortion, Not Stalemates

Brian Normoyle | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The evidence suggests the GOP intentionally put these workers out of a job by using a historically routine budget resolution to undo the outcome of three lost elections.

The Bill to End the Shutdown and Default... and to Prevent it in the Future

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The president says he wants a clean continuing resolution (CR) and a clean debt-ceiling hike. The reason he gives is that agreeing to anything else is license for further abuse.

Death Panel

Jonathan Richards | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards