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Federal Shutdown

Congress Kicks the Can, Again

Jim Moret | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics
Jim Moret

Maybe it's time to kick these politicians in their collective cans and demand them to stop political posturing, accept responsibility and take action

Congress to Homeless Youth: You're Expendable

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. Ryan

Each year, more than 1.6 million children experience an episode of homelessness in the United States. The shutdown of the federal government is causing too many of them clear and preventable hardship.

Robin Wilkey

These Workers Won't Be Receiving Back Pay After Shutdown | Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2013 | Small Business

The House of Representatives voted unanimously on Saturday to pay back a half-million federal workers who have been furloughed due to the government s...

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...

Buffoonery on the Brink

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The brinkmanship in Washington is getting a little heady, so let's summarize: The thug from Texas by way of Princeton and Harvard says to The Worst Pr...

Americans Are Freaking Out About The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.08.2013 | Business

The partial government shutdown has Americans nearly as freaked out about the economy as the event that triggered the 2008 financial crisis, according...

Top Bankers Issue Dire Warning

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | Business

Oct 8 (Reuters) - Top U.S. bankers have warned the Obama administration and Republican lawmakers that any move to pay interest on debt before obliga...

Starbucks CEO Urges Action On Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein Oct 7 (Reuters) - Howard Schultz, Starbucks Corp's outspoken CEO, on Monday urged fellow business leaders to ratch...

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...

The Shutdown Means A Ticking Clock For LA's Section 8 Families

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 12.07.2013 | Los Angeles

To Ana Townsend, the halting of the federal government could mean the difference between having a place to stay and being turned out onto the streets....

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...

LATEST UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues With No Resolution In Sight

Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown entered its sixth day on Sunday as congressional leaders made little progress on finding a resolution to the ongoing budget st...

Government Shutdown Stretches Into Fifth Day

Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

The 2013 government shutdown has reached day five, with Congress still apart on budget negotiations. Reuters reports where the House stood entering...

Heartwarming Note Makes Cancelled Wedding A Little More Bearable

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.05.2013 | Weddings

A Washington D.C. bride was heartbroken Friday when her plan to marry her fiancé at City Hall was cancelled due to the government shutdown. The c...

LIVE UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Day four of a partial government shutdown began Friday, as President Barack Obama and Congress remained apart on a budget. The fiscal impasse bring...

LIVE UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government entered its third day of a partial shutdown on Thursday, as members of Congress and President Barack Obama remained at an impasse ...

Farah Mohamed

Frustrated Federal Workers Begin Day One Of Furloughs | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government may have shut down at midnight Monday, but federal workers still went through their normal routines on Tuesday mo...

Amanda Terkel

Obama To Federal Workers: 'None Of This Is Fair To You' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sent a letter to federal employees on Tuesday, apologizing that they have been treated like a "punching bag" in t...

Mayor Gray On Possible Gov't Shutdown: D.C. Is A 'Political Ping-Pong Ball'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With a possible federal government shutdown looming next week, the District of Columbia government released the following statement on l...

Saki Knafo

What the Government Shutdown Means On The (Very) Local Level | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at As politicians in Washington fought over proposed cuts to the federal bud...

Harry Reid: 'Not Budging' On Planned Parenthood Stance (VIDEO)

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled that Democrats will not waver in their opposition to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in the...

Sheriff Keeping RMNP Open During Federal Shutdown To 'Send Message To Washington'

The Coloradoan | Bobby Magill | Posted 06.08.2011 | Denver

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith wants Larimer County's portion of Rocky Mountain National Park to remain open for visitors during a possible gover...

William Alden

Economists: Gridlocked Congress 'Playing With Fire' | William Alden | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Political infighting in Washington may seem irrelevant to many Americans. But in the coming weeks, as Congress attempts to pass a budget a...

Howard Fineman

The Real Losers In A Government Shutdown | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If there is a government shutdown on March 4 -- and we seem headed almost inexorably in that direction -- who will suffer the most politically?