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Washington Politics: 'It's All a Game'

Greg Barrett | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics
Greg Barrett

To anyone who thinks American politics will rise to meet the threat of debt default with any sort of genuine compromise serving the best interest of n...

'The 12 Days of Shutdown' Sing-along

Beth Armogida | Posted 12.14.2013 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

"The 12 Days of Shutdown" On the first day of Shutdown my Congress gave to me A big, lame-o, stinking House of Turds. On the 2nd day of Shutdown my...

Yoho Doesn't Think Furloughed Workers Deserve Back Pay -- But Voted To Give It To Them

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said Thursday he doesn't think furloughed government workers should receive back pay -- even though he voted less...

Obama Slams 'Damaging And Destructive' Rhetoric

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says long-standing views that federal workers are lazy or don't do important work have contri...

Democrats Aim To Close House Gym

Politico | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Two House Democrats want the congressional gym closed until the shutdown impasse is over. ...

Shutdown Hits Veterans Affairs Backlog

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says the government shutdown has halted the progress it was making in reducing a ...

Who Benefits From the Government Shutdown?

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Tom Alderman

By now you've no doubt read countless stories about the 800,000 furloughed federal employees and all the horrific possibilities from a government shutdown. This is NOT one of those stories.

Conan Furloughs Non-Essential Staffers

Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy

Times are tough. The government is shutdown and all non-essential federal workers are furloughed. Now that doesn't necessarily have to trickle down to...

Kerry Follows In Obama's Footsteps

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Cabinet secretaries became the latest senior administration officials to give back part of their salaries, in the spirit of govern...

Hagel: Pentagon Furloughs To Be Reduced

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As many as 700,000 civilian employees at the Defense Department will be furloughed for as long as 14 work days beginning in June, e...

Holder Averts Furloughs Of Key Staffers

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 m...

Amanda Terkel

Air Traffic Controllers Face 11 Furlough Days Due To Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration is notifying the majority of its 47,000 air traffic controllers and other employees this week that t...

Joy Resmovits

America's Poorest City Axes Teachers, Pre-Kindergarten | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Eighth-grader Selena Karner lined up in her Reading, Pa., middle school auditorium last week to receive an award for language arts. But during what wo...

Joy Resmovits

San Francisco Joins Other California Districts In Suffering Massive Education Funding Cuts | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

Almost a month after its passage, school districts across California are still trying to make sense of -- and fight against -- an education budget tha...

The Gift America Needs Most: Manufacturing

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The gift this country needs most this holiday season is an economy built on a solid foundation, one that will provide middle class, family-supporting jobs now and into the future.