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Planned Parenthood, Abortion & Federal Budget Fight

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans portray Planned Parenthood as primarily focused on performing abortions and – intentionally or not – using ...

Ryan Grim

Government Shutdown By The Numbers: A Primer | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats say that the White House has agreed to $78 billion in cuts, yet House Republicans are saying there's no deal unless they get $40 or $...

Organizer Of 1995 Shutdown Operations Warns Another One Could Be Disastrous For Economy

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The official who carried out the last government shutdown has a warning for squabbling lawmakers -- another one now could be ...

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...

Jason Linkins

How Will The Beltway Media Cope With A Government Shutdown? | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media

If there is indeed a government shutdown, your heroic Beltway media will have to transition from the state of uncertainty about a pending shutdown to the state of uncertainty about an actual and ongoing shutdown.

Will A Government Shutdown Stall Military Pay?

Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

As Congress continues its race against the government shutdown clock, one of the key questions surrounding the looming standoff is military pay for th...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards: We're Not Going Anywhere | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

As House Republicans threaten to shut down the government over federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the woman at the helm of that controversial org...

Government Shutdown 2011: Federal Workers Brace For Effect

AP | ERIC TUCKER and SARAH EDDINGTON | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A weather forecaster says he may have to live off the money he's been setting aside for a Caribbean vacation. A worker in Wa...

Government Shutdown Wouldn't Shut Down Congress

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senators would have to push their own elevator buttons. House members would go without their free gym. Food on Capitol Hill would b...

Government Shutdown Could Hit Federal Workers In Wallet

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Last time there was a government shutdown, furloughed federal workers were able to recover their lost pay. They may not be so lucky...

Government Shutdown Looms As Clock Approaches Midnight

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The federal government lurched toward a shutdown for the first time in 15 years on Friday as Republicans and Democrats in Congress strugg...

Government Shutdown Not Yet Averted As White House Meeting Fails To Produce Deal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says another round of talks with congressional leaders has helped but there is no deal yet to avert a government s...

The Roots of Republican Actions Today

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

Unless you understand the influence of nut-case religion on a nut-case "party" you can't make sense of what the Republicans are doing to America.

Sam Stein

Allen West Compares Dem Critics Of One-Week Funding Measure To Neville Chamberlain | Sam Stein | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- No shortage of hyperbole has accompanied the ongoing budget debates threatening to end in a government shutdown this week. And the perpe...

Republican Shutdown Shuts Down the Economy -- So Do the Cuts They Demand

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Already, Americans face a host of economic woes. The unemployment rate remains high. Home prices are still falling, aggravating a widespread foreclosure crisis. A prolonged federal shutdown would push the economy toward recession.

Elise Foley

House Will Move Forward With Doomed Short-Term Funding Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With government funding set to expire in just two days, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that Republicans plan to move...

Sam Stein

Government Shutdown Could Occur Even If Budget Deal Is Reached | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even if Congressional negotiators reach a deal by the end of the week on a budget resolution that would last through the fiscal year, th...

OPM Addresses Potential Affect Of Government Shutdown On Federal Employees

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a statement addressing what a government shutdown would mean for federal employees should lawmakers fa...

Sam Stein

GOP Leadership: White House Has Rejected Emergency One-Week Funding Measure | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional GOP leaders said on Tuesday that the Obama administration has informed them that it will oppose a last-ditch stopgap fundi...

Amanda Terkel

Dick Armey Breaks With Newt Gingrich, Refuses To Endorse Government Shutdown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a meeting with reporters in Washington, D.C. on Monday, former House Majority Leader and current FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey disagreed with Ne...

Furloughs For New York State Workers Approved;

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's Legislature has approved unprecedented furloughs for state workers to contend with the state's fiscal crisis. Democra...