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Government Shutdown 2013

Why The Stock Market Should Not React to Government Shutdown

Dr. K.C. Ma | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. K.C. Ma

These may sound like bad jokes. But the real bad joke is that 800,000 federal employees are out of a job.

Howard Fineman

Now The GOP Wants To Save Social Programs?! | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Witness the new Republican Party, champion of feeding programs for the poor and federally funded medical research. Conservatives are ...

Republican Won't Give Up Salary During Shutdown Because He Needs To Pay For His 'Nice House'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said this week that there is no way he's giving up his salary during the government shutdown. "Dang straight," he said when...

'Obamacare' vs. 'Affordable Care Act': Why Words Matter

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Charlene Obernauer

Language is important, and continuing to let Republican strategists run the show is not only dangerous, it's destructive.

The Internet: Working Through Government Furlough

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

Closing the gaps in digital literacy and techpreneurship for Latinos, and others who are not fully participating in the Internet, will require more to be done, with less (at least less from government) and smarter leveraging of private sector resources.

'If You Are A Patriot Behind That American Flag Pin, Have The Guts To Show It'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Former Army National Guard general and Rep. Bill Enyart (D-Ill.) ripped into his GOP colleagues on Thursday, accusing them of being disingenuous in th...

Memo to Republicans: Please Grow Up Now!

Marty Robins | Posted 12.04.2013 | Business
Marty Robins

As a Republican who desperately wants a change in national leadership to stop the erosion of our economic foundation and international leadership, I feel compelled to speak up.

The President and Democrats Need to Stand Tough

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Now "political analysts" want the Democrats to rescue John Boehner, to be sensitive to the "difficult position" he's in? Bull-doey. He created this mess. He needs to eat crow and fix it.

Government Shutdown? Let Your Hair Down

T. Sher Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
T. Sher Singh

The shutdown of the U.S. government this week is sending shockwaves around the world. Everyone is in a tizzy. Some for good reason because it means ...

Return of the Booboisie

Robert Brustein | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Brustein

H.L. Mencken used to rail again what he called the "boobocracy" of America, meaning a system accountable to majorities with little culture, humanity, or intelligence. I think it is time to haul this phrase out of the attic and apply it to our current political condition.

Then and Now: The Truth About Government Shutdowns

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is clear that those in the House who are advocating this shutdown are not only misrepresenting this country's experience with shutdowns but do not actually understand that history.

Cautionary Tale in Shutdown for Both President and Speaker

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steven M. Gillon

The 1995 budget shutdown holds cautionary lessons for President Obama as well. He lacks the ideological wiggle room that Clinton used so brilliantly to frustrate and eventually defeat Gingrich.

This Shutdown Is About Extortion, Not Stalemates

Brian Normoyle | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The evidence suggests the GOP intentionally put these workers out of a job by using a historically routine budget resolution to undo the outcome of three lost elections.

White House On Government Shutdown: 'We Are Winning'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The standoff over the government shutdown is, obviously, a political affair, with each side hoping to extract enough pain that the other acquiesces. B...

Why Have Republicans Abandoned Common Sense?

Bob Burnett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

At some point, the traditional conservative members of the House will have to regain control of their caucus before their Tea Party colleagues drive the U.S. over a financial cliff. At some point, Republicans have to disavow the Tea Party anarchists and regain common sense.

We Are Each 100 Percent Responsible for Our Democracy

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Americans with whom we have worked all across the country are frustrated and even embarrassed by the state of our democracy, once revered as a model for the world. Something must be done urgently.

Spilled Milk: Where I'll Be Spending the Government Shutdown

William Lucas Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
William Lucas Walker

Who cares if the government's closed when there's a place right down the street that's open from the crack of dawn 'til 9 p.m. and everything's a dollar?

Shutdown Leads To Closure Of Iconic Cemetery In France

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER, France, Oct 4 (Reuters) - American tourists visiting a D-Day cemetery in Normandy, northern France, expressed anger upon disc...

GOP Rep. Fights Against Tea Party Demands In Shutdown Battle

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

* Favors government funding without Obamacare rollback * Blames shutdown on a few dozen hard-line conservatives * Cites ...

8 Reasons Democrats Should Refuse a Shutdown 'Grand Bargain'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The shutdown was a disastrous move, and nothing we've said should be misinterpreted as suggested that it's acceptable. It must end, and as soon as possible. But the solution isn't to replace one disaster with another by sacrificing the financial security of American seniors.

TELL US: How Is The Government Shutdown Affecting You?

Posted 10.03.2013 | Black Voices

With day three of the government shutdown coming to a close and with talks of a resolution halted by gunshots and a police chase on Capitol Hill Thurs...

Arin Greenwood

Putting The 'Fur' In Furlough | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sure, canine Americans are happy that furloughed federal workers are spending more time at home. But what about their usual daytime comp...

Bless You, Our Elected Officials, Steve King and Michele Bachmann

Norman Lear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Norman Lear

I'm a WWII veteran myself. I like that the men and women who served alongside me can visit the monument in their honor. But maybe a better tribute from our Tea Party politicians would be to step away from the cameras and end this shutdown that they themselves created.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker: Stop 'Absurd' Shutdown | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Some Republican state lawmakers are saying that the current federal government shutdown needs to end before it harms the country further. The shut...

Amanda Terkel

Furloughed Federal Workers To Receive Prestigious Award For Work They're Currently Barred From Doing | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday evening, nine outstanding public servants will receive a prestigious award for improving the lives of the American public. F...