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Trump Visits Capitol Hill In Advance Of Lame-Duck Spending Fight

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 11.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― This could be the beginning of a beautiful, terrifying, probably just temporary friendship. After sitting down with President Barack Ob...

Nancy Pelosi Casts Doubt On House GOP Spending Plan

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reaffirmed her position Wednesday that Democrats would not go along with a House GOP plan to pa...

Congress Acts Swiftly To Avoid Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― After weeks of delays and haggling, the House and Senate passed a measure Wednesday that would fund the government until Dec. 9 and all...

Republicans Ask Democrats To Trust Them On Flint Funding, Offer No Reason To Trust Them

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― As a government shutdown suddenly looks possible, Republicans are imploring their Democratic colleagues to agree to a short-term spendi...

Government Shutdown Suddenly Looms As Lawmakers Have Trouble Making A Deal

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The prospects of a government shutdown suddenly loomed larger Thursday as Republicans in the Senate offered a funding bill that Democra...

Senate Votes To Consider Funding Bill No One Has Seen

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Senate pushed ahead with a bill to fund the government and combat the Zika virus Tuesday, voting to start work on the measure befor...

The Export-Import Bank Provision That Could Be A Problem In Government Funding Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 09.16.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Thirty-six conservative advocacy groups warned on Friday that a potential Export-Import Bank provision in the upcoming bill to keep the...

The Senate Is Still Struggling To Reach A Deal On Zika Funding

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― With just over two weeks to go until lawmakers leave for the campaign trail, the Senate has yet to reach a deal on coming up with fundi...

House Averts Government Shutdown -- For 5 Days

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With a deadline looming in less than 12 hours, the House laced up its can-kicking shoes Friday and passed a bill that will give congress...

Senate Extends Deadline Again To Prevent Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate decided by a unanimous voice vote Thursday to keep the government open for five more days, preventing a shutdown -- for now a...

Congress Votes To Keep Government Open, For Now

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress waited until the very last day, but finally voted Wednesday to fund the government for a short time, setting up a similar but m...

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

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he doesn't support a government shutdown, but then proceeded to advocate an approach that was effectively ...

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

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) signaled Tuesday that he will do his best to get major lingering pieces of legislation passed before...

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 09.25.2016 | 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 ...