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Government Shutdown 2013

GOP Backers Distance Selves From Republican-Led Shutdown

The Daily Beast | David Freedlander | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

It’s not just Democrats who are angry at the Tea Party-led shutdown. Republican donors are furious their party has managed to ‘grab defeat from th...

The Tardy Tea Party

Shan Wells | Posted 12.03.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Twilight of the Hardliners

Ian Bassin | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Things certainly look bleak in Washington as an extreme right-wing rump caucus has closed down our government all because a law was passed in the exact way prescribed by the Constitution, but all is not lost.

It's Official: No Jobs Report Friday

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Labor Department on Thursday said the government's employment report for September will not be released as sche...

Backlogs For Veterans Could Grow Under Shutdown

Stateline | Pamela M. Prah | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Hot Mic Catches Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Discussing Their Actual Shutdown Concerns

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) were caught on a hot mic Wednesday discussing talking-points for the shutdow...

KKK Seeks Alternative Venue For Rally Canceled By Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Members of the Ku Klux Klan may seek an alternative venue for a rally canceled due to the federal government shutdown. A Maryland-based KK group h...

The Silent Violence of the Republican Shutdown

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Cancer treatments are being halted. We have ceased the monitoring of disease outbreaks. Our nation's health security is being put at risk. And, in the end, innocent women and men, whose only crime is the inability to obtain health insurance, will suffer and die.

Shutdown? What Shutdown? Don't Let Closures Ruin Your D.C. Vacation

Gogobot | Posted 12.03.2013 | Travel

You don't have to let the political antics on Capitol Hill spoil your travel fun in Washington D.C. Check out the "Washington D.C.: All Shut Down and Somewhere to Go guide" for places to enjoy while congress members sweat it out.

Government Shutdown Got You Down? Here Are Fifty Ways to Save Money

Katy Wolk-Stanley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Katy Wolk-Stanley

Bring your lunch to work. Heated up leftovers might not be a tasty as a restaurant meal, but the savings make up for that. Remember, you are at work to make money, not spend money!

Looking Back On The GOP's Grim Shutdown Legacy

Salon | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Gallup has corralled a bunch of polling data from 1995 and 1996 to test the familiar interpretation that Democrats “won” and Republicans “lost...

GOP Shutdown Tactic Falls Flat With Americans

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

A wide majority of Americans disapprove of shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act, according to a CBS News poll released Thursday. ...

Shutdown Drags On

Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday after a White House meeting a...

GOP Gets The Opposite Of What They Wanted In Shutdown

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans insisted they wanted to shut down the nation's 3-year-old health care overhaul, not the government. They got the oppos...

The GOP's Shutdown Tab: One Billion Dollars and Counting

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Forty million dollars an hour. A third of a billion every day. $1.6 billion every week. That's a conservative estimate of the money Republicans are wasting by keeping the federal government closed down.

This Quote Says Everything About The GOP's Shutdown Stand

Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are continuing to play hardball in negotiations over the spending bill that precipitated the government shutdown on Oct. 1, apparent...

No Shutdown Deal After White House Meeting

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVID ESPO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama brought top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday as Republicans rejected Democratic deman...

House Democrat Slams GOP 'Jihad' Against Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

House Republicans were too busy "on a jihad" against Obamacare to care about keeping the government open, one House Democrat charged on Wednesday. ...

Top 10 Ways Members Of Congress Are Like Toddlers

Jen M.L. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen M.L.

They don't know what irony means, so it's adorable when they tell you that Green Eggs and Ham is one of their favorite books even though it's a story about a guy who refuses to try anything new and strange because he's afraid he'll hate it and then finally he relents and realizes it's amazing.

Amanda Terkel

Veterans Say House GOP's Piecemeal Approach To Ending Government Shutdown Not Enough | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the most visible victims of the government shutdown have been America's veterans. The shutdown is exacerbating the Department of...

Jason Linkins

Holy S#!t, The Washington Post Published An Editorial That Doesn't Suck Canal Water! | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

The Washington Post completed its sale to Amazon kingpin Jeff Bezos on Tuesday, and within 24 hours, a new hope was born unto this world. The Post's e...

Palin Hurls Questionable Shutdown Slam At Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) criticized President Barack Obama Wednesday, blaming him for shutting down the World War II memorial in Washington,...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator: Shutdown Is 'Not A Winning Strategy' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party-driven bid to use government funding as a lever to dismantle Obamacare is still "not a winning strategy," Sen. Kelly Ayott...

The Government Shutdown as a Teachable Moment: A Voice from the Bully Pulpit

Karen Gross | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Karen Gross

This is a teachable moment for students across our nation. The current shutdown of government violates our notions of fair play and fair dealing; it produces inequities that adversely affect our most vulnerable citizens.

Obama To Wall Street: You Should Be Scared

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A self-described "exasperated" President Barack Obama told Wall Street CEOs on Wednesday that they should not take for granted that the ...