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Nancy Pelosi Not Confident Votes Are There To Pass Critical Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minutes after throwing her support behind a sweeping year-end bill to fund the government, which Congress needs to pass before it ...

Lawmakers Finally Reach Deal On Spending Bill, Tax Package

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After weeks of closed-door meetings and late-night negotiations, Republicans and Democrats finally reached an agreement Tuesday ni...

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...

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...

Senate Blocks Government Funding Bill Tied To Abortion

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

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A Top Democrat Cautions Republicans Not To Burn Down The House

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) lamented the dwindling time remaining for the House and Senate to avoid a government shutdown o...

GOP Senator Has Some Harsh Words For Her Party About The Planned Parenthood Fight

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) doesn't want to play games anymore. In a matter of days, the government could shut down if Congress doesn't ...

McConnell Sets Up Shutdown Fight

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up a contentious battle Tuesday that could shut down the government, offering up a b...

Dems Say GOP Has Learned Nothing With Shutdown Looming

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics

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Harry Reid Mocks GOP Understanding Of 'Negotiation'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

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Fall Crises Will Be 'Exciting,' Vacation-Bound Boehner Says

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

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Senate Passes Government Funding Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion government funding bill Saturday night that will keep Uncle Sam in business through next September, ...

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Ted Cruz Mocks GOP Leaders, Sparks Marathon Session On Spending Bill | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is all but guaranteed to pass a $1.1 trillion grab-bag funding bill to keep the government open. But the effort to pass the b...

Religion and State: School Vouchers and Clergy Parsonage

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

As a religious Jew deeply invested in Jewish education, it is obvious that I should have an inherent interest to advocate for government funding for religious education, but I feel that it corrodes other deeply cherished values of justice.

Spending My Life Ending Sexual Violence, I Think the Government Should Spend Some Too

Terri Poore | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Terri Poore

What most breaks my heart about this approach to funding is that, for the first time in my 20 years of doing this work, I can see that sexual violence is truly coming out of the shadows and that communities are ready to address the problem.

Rare Truce Occurs Amid Congressional Wars

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — After last fall's tumultuous, bitterly partisan debt ceiling and government shutdown battles, a sense of fiscal fatigue seems to b...

Senate Readies Big Bill For Obama

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress edged Thursday toward granting final approval to a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartis...

Massive Bill Shows Fruits Of Conservative Victory

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At an unlikely-to-be-read 1,582 pages, Congress' $1.1 trillion spending bill is precisely the sort of massive legislation that Rep...

Can Educational Innovations Go To National Scale?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert E. Slavin

In conversations about evidence-based reform, I often hear the objection that "we don't really know how to take proven innovations to scale" or that...

Obama's To-Do List Could Run Into Trouble

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Regrouping after a feud with Congress stalled his agenda, President Barack Obama is laying down a three-item to-do l...

Is 'Convergence' the Next Revolution in Science?

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Convergence indeed represents a new era of solving complex scientific questions, certainly in, but not limited to, the biomedical sciences.

Is There a Thaw in the Budget Fight? And, If So, What Was That About?!!?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The plates of the debate seem to be shifting in ways that could be positive, though virtually all the signals are mixed.

What The Government Shutdown ACTUALLY Means For Education

| Jackie Mader | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. For the short term, most schools will likely be unaffected by the federal government shutd...

Boehner Averts Questions After House Vote

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Shortly after the House voted in favor of requesting conference with the Senate, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) left much to be desired in a brief pres...

Poll Reveals Most Would Blame GOP 'Spoiled Children' For Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

Most Americans would blame congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama for a shutdown, and many Americans view the GOP as acting like...