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Sam Stein

Rand Paul: Obama's The One Being Inflexible | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the government were to shut down because of a failure to find an agreement on the future of Obamacare, it will entirely the president...

Sam Stein

House GOP Will Try To Alter Obamacare Again If Senate Rejects Current Attempt | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even if the House of Representatives has to pass a third version of a continuing resolution to fund the government, it will include a pr...

Kate Sheppard

House Republican Spending Bill Would Allow Employers To Opt Out Of Birth Control Coverage | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans included a so-called "conscience clause" in the government funding bill in a plan they approved early Sunday. The H...

Luke Johnson

GOP Rep. Sees Path Out Of A Shutdown | 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...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Is Bad News For Women, Infants | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An increasingly likely government shutdown won't affect most of the federal government's safety net, like retirement and health insuranc...

Love Thy Economy as Thyself

Anat Shenker-Osorio | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Anat Shenker-Osorio

The economy doesn't actually have needs, desires or preferences - we do. If our elected representatives, now working on the economy's behalf, want to screw us, we at least deserve dinner first. Something a little nicer than you can purchase with food stamps.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul: Ted Cruz's Obamacare Gambit Will Fail | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was bemoaning the "defeatist attitude" of his fellow Republican senators, his close ally Sen. Rand Paul (R...

DC To Defy Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia won't play along with a government shutdown if Congress fails to pass a basic spending bill by Monday night, Ma...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Goes Silent, Government Shutdown Looms | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ended his symbolic filibuster Wednesday as Senate rules forced him to stop talking. Senators then voted to push ...

Michael McAuliff

Top GOP Senator: Ted Cruz's Plan Will Fail | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, argued Tuesday that Sen. Ted Cruz's plan to defund Obamacare b...

Friday Talking Points -- The Answer To Obamacare, The Universe, And Everything

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's all becoming clear now. House Republicans are just really big fans of Douglas Adams -- that's been their plan all along.

The D.C. Political Scene, Such That It Is

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

As gridlock shifts into overdrive and the self-inflicting wound squad are sharpening their knives, here's my abbreviated take: It's all about Boehner.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Republicans Unimpressed By House GOP Plan To Defund Obamacare | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Republicans prepare to vote this week on a continuing resolution that would defund Obamacare, several Senate Republicans contin...

Michael McAuliff

Boehner Ready To Pit Obamacare Against Government Shutdown | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) vowed Wednesday to push ahead with a bill to defund Obamacare or shut down the government -- an effo...

House GOP Leaders Revise Strategy To Defund Obamacare

AP/The Huffington Post | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House GOP leaders are looking to reverse course and agree to tea party demands to try to use a vote this week on a must-pass temporary g...

Pro-Obama Group Enters Budget Fray

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Organizing For Action, the successor organization to the Obama campaign, unveiled a new ad Monday hitting Republicans for linking a push to defund Oba...

The Debt Ceiling Will Be Here Sooner Than We Thought

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I wish I could see a way out of this ridiculous debt ceiling fight. Why ridiculous? Because remember, the money that the government needs to borrow in excess of the current debt ceiling is money they've already agreed to spend.

A $20 Billion Wrinkle in the Upcoming Budget Battle

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

At the end of next month, the current patch that's paying for government operations, called a continuing resolution, expires. That means Congress either passes regular appropriation bills (won't happen), another patch, or shuts down the government.

Jon Ward

Ted Cruz: 'Right Now We Don't Have The Votes' To Defund Obamacare | Jon Ward | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -– Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) admitted Wednesday night that he and a few other tea party senators face long odds trying to defund Obamac...

Both Sides in GOP's Civil War Over Obamacare Want to Put Insurance Companies Back in Charge

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In an unusual week when the Republicans are at each other's throats, they're still on the same side in the fight that matters: They're for the insurance industry, not us.

Obama Slammed For Signing 'Monsanto Protection Act'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green

Does the newly signed Farmer Assurance Provision, aka the 'Monsanto Protection Act,' mean that GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulator...

Scientists Outraged That Elected Reps Control Their Handouts

Bill Frezza | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

Real progress comes from young renegades thinking outside the box willing to take risks to challenge the status quo. It is this kind of science that gets lost in the shuffle every time the giant pork machine dispenses its largesse to the usual suspects.

Amanda Terkel

Congress Saves Military Tuition Assistance Program | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress voted to protect the military's popular Tuition Assistance program on Thursday, directing the Defense Department to find money ...

GOP-Backed Amendment Limiting Key Research Funding Passes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

A measure limiting National Science Foundation funding for political science research projects passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, quietly dealing a ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Bill Keeps Government Running, Adds To Sequester | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate passed a bill Wednesday to keep the federal government running after March 27, approving a six-month spending measure th...