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Government Shutdown 2013

A Supreme Gamble

Mugambi Jouet | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Mugambi Jouet

One may regret that the Supreme Court has become a politicized institution but such strategic calculations do not come out of nowhere -- they reflect the growing ideological divide nationwide.

Interior Secretary Says It's Ridiculous Congress Is Even Considering Another Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior is already working on its shutdown plans in case Congress isn't able to pass a continuing resolution to fund ...

Ted Cruz's Claim to Truth Is a Big Fat Lie

Cody Cain | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

We all know that some politicians tend to fib. Well, okay, maybe all politicians. We tolerate this, grudgingly, to a certain degree. But Ted Cruz has taken deception to such a grandiose level that it has flown off the charts.

Kate Sheppard

Government Shutdown Cost Communities Near National Parks $414 Million

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last October's 16-day government shutdown cut the number of visitors to national parks by nearly 7.9 million, according to a report issu...

The Government Shutdown Promise That Ted Cruz Actually Kept

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

Days before the 2013 government shutdown began, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pledged to donate all of his salary to charity. Upon further review, Cruz fulf...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Adopted Record Number Of Closed Rules In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress already closed out the year with the least productive legislative session in history. And now, House Democrats pointed out Mond...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz: No Mistakes Here

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doesn't think he made any mistakes related to the government shutdown, but he can think of things others should regret, he sai...

Paul Blumenthal

Shutdown Bad For Conservative Group's Bottom Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Conservatives Fund, a leader in the push to defund Obamacare, saw its fundraising drop in October as its strategy fizzled and the...

Sabrina Siddiqui

New Bill Would Force Congress To Stay In Washington Until It Passes A Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the senior Democrat on the House Rules Committee, introduced legislation Wednesday that would prevent Co...

Republicans Voice Little Appetite For New Fight

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* "Happy to let president stew in his own soup" * Conservatives trust Ryan to refuse tax hikes in talks * Some eye Febru...

Senate Dems Outraise Republicans During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reported Monday that it outraised its Republican counterpart by $1 million during the month of October. ...

GOP Talking Point On Jobs Report Is Just Pure Nonsense

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

October's jobs report was sorta confusing, wasn't it? We had a big jump in jobs, but unemployment rose, too. The Labor Department declared the governm...

Kate Sheppard

Shutdown Cost The Federal Government Billions, Says OMB Director

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.07.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A new report finds that the 16-day government shutdown had economic impacts on a number of energy and environmental programs that the f...

Sam Stein

Government Shutdown's Impact Detailed In New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government shutdown that lasted for 16 days last month is expected to cost the U.S. economy between $2 billion and $6 billio...

Will You Join Me in My Campaign to Move This Country Forward?

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard C. Harwood

Last week we successfully launched our Reclaiming Main Street Campaign, starting in Washington, D.C. I'm embarking on this effort because I believe we...

Dave Jamieson

Federal Workers Still Fuming Over Shutdown -- Hundreds Sue Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not even three weeks since the shutdown ended, hundreds of federal employees who worked through the impasse have now filed paperwork to ...

Dave Jamieson

U.S. Government Accused Of Breaking Own Labor Laws With Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics

A group of federal workers who had their pay delayed due to the shutdown are suing the federal government, saying it violated its own labor laws by gi...

Kate Sheppard

Interior Secretary Jewell Dings Congress For Failure To Fund Conservation Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In her first big public address since taking office, Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell laid out a vision for expanding conse...

Putting Problem Solving Before Politics: A Lesson for the GOP

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 12.31.2013 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

Even when it comes to non-partisan issues such as preventing domestic violence and helping Americans whose lives have been devastated by a natural disaster, House Republicans have repeatedly voted 'NO.'

Santorum: Cruz 'Did More Harm' Than Good With Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Former senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) criticized Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for the partial government shutdown, adm...

Heathcare.Gov: How Disaster Could Have Been Averted

Faisal Hoque | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Faisal Hoque

An organization setting out to improve the way it manages business technology initiative such as Healthcare.gov must realize that changing its governance and the organization requires time and attention.

Chief GOP Budget Negotiator Backs Raising Revenue

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, one of the key Republican negotiators on a possible budget deal, said Friday that he would support raising revenue and more of...

The Cruzifixion and the Resurrection

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Some might think that having been defeated Mr. Cruz would have taken his cross and gone home. He has not.

Four Reasons Why Shutdown Battle Increases Odds of Passing Immigration Reform

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The possibility of losing control of the House is beginning to stare GOP strategists in the face. Do they really want to risk incensing a big block of Hispanic and other immigrant voters by blocking immigration reform, and energizing them to go out to vote in large numbers to punish Republicans?

Enough Left vs. Right Blame Game: Shutdown Was a Failure of Two-Party System

Travis Irvine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Travis Irvine

Any Republican or Democrat who replaces another Republican or Democrat will still be a Republican or Democrat and likely buckle to the Republican or Democrat establishment interests.