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Federal Shutdown

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...

Obama: Government Shutdown Averted Because 'Americans Of Different Beliefs Came Together'

AP | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because "American...

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...

Budget Deal Negotiations Yield Win For Democrats On EPA Rules

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats briefed on a potential budget deal say that Republicans have agreed to drop House-passed provisions to block the Enviro...

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...

Federal Shutdown Would Affect Military Pay, National Zoo, Smithsonian & More

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

You'd still get your mail – and your usual Social Security payment. But troops' pay might be delayed, and you'd have to put off that spring brea...

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?