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Government Shutdown 2013

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...

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.

Government Shutdown Came At Major Cost To National Parks

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding...

Kate Sheppard

Government Shutdown Cost Communities Near National Parks $414 Million | 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 | 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 | 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...

Obama's 2013 Was Beset By Fits, Fumbles, Failures

AP | JULIE PACE and NANCY BENAC | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor. His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last Janu...

Paul Blumenthal

Shutdown Bad For Conservative Group's Bottom Line | 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 | 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. ...

Obama: 'No Question' Shutdown Hurt The Job Market

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

NEW ORLEANS — NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dwarfed by towering cranes and cargo containers, President Barack Obama came to a port in conservative-leanin...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.'

How An Anti-Shutdown Law Could Make Congress Worse

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — There is a way to prevent government shutdowns. A change in U.S. law would keep federal workers on the job and ensur...

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...

After Government Shutdown, Few Discussing Budget Solutions

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Something is noticeably absent from congressional candidates' rampant finger-wagging over this month's bipartisan deal to ...

Ted Cruz In Iowa Claims Shutdown Was Worth It

AP | CATHERINE LUCEY and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says this month's partial government shutdown and his key role in it were a success:...