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Government Shutdown 2013

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 ...

Stocks Close Lower On Day 2 Of Government Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday on the second day of a partial U.S. government shutdown shortly before congressional leaders...

Norquist Blames Cruz For Shutdown Mess

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, placed much of the blame for the current government shutdown dysfunction on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-T...

Here's How The Government Shutdown Is Hurting Your State

Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though much of the coverage of the government shutdown has focused on the drama unfolding in Washington, D.C., the effects are being fel...

The Local Antidote to the Government Shutdown

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

As the federal government shutdown grips the nation, many people in local communities feel disgusted and powerless to change what's happening. But we needn't despair. Here are three basic steps individuals and groups in communities can take immediately to combat head-on the ill effects of the shutdown.

Tyler Kingkade

College Sexual Assault Investigations On Hold. Thanks, Congress! | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.26.2013 | College

The ongoing federal government shutdown has forced the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to suspend its investigations into colle...

U.S. Capitol Building for Sale

Ryan Nickum | Posted 12.02.2013 | DC
Ryan Nickum

After more than 200 years of near continuous use, the federal government has shuttered its doors and placed the U.S. Capitol on the market for the first time!

House Rejects Democrats' Attempt To End Government Shutdown

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House has rejected an effort by Democrats to force a quick end to the partial government ...

Obamacare Will be a Success, Thanks to Republicans

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The funny thing is that had the Republicans simply let Obamacare play out in its own way, instead of trying to defund, delay, and sabotage it, they may actually have been able to score political points on its back in the future.

7 Ceilings That Aren't Nearly As Terrifying As The Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

Sure, the government shutdown is a total political calamity. However, a more grievous threat hangs over the economy. There's a chance that Congress wo...

Breaking Bachmann

Floyd Elliot | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Ted Cruz could learn a lot from Walter White, and the thought makes me shudder. Only Ted Cruz's incompetence stands between us and our country's utter ruin. Nobody get Cruz a Netflix account.

Romney: 'We Would Not Be In A Shutdown' If Mitt Had Been Elected

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Ann Romney said the government would not have shut down if her husband Mitt had been elected president in 2012. “We would not be in a shutdown,...

Jennifer Bendery

House Now Has The Votes To End Government Shutdown, But It Won't | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two days after the government shut down, there are now more than 17 Republicans who say they're ready to pass a bill to fund t...

Jason Linkins

Anyone Who's Been Adversely Affected By The Government Shutdown Needs To Go To The World War II Memorial, I Guess | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

It's Day Two of the government shutdown, and the lesson of the day is that if you have been adversely affected by the closure of government agencies a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrats: GOP Is Pitting Cancer Patients Against Children In Head Start | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are criticizing the House GOP's approach to resolving the government shutdown, likening the Republican plan to fund onl...

Jennifer Bendery

Boehner Could End Government Shutdown Today If He Wanted To | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the fighting on Capitol Hill over how to end the government shutdown, the reality is that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) co...

4 Kick-Ass Responses To The Government Shutdown That Make Us Happy To Be American

Posted 10.07.2013 | Good News

In case you haven't heard, the federal government officially shut down on Monday and will remain closed until Congress can come to a consensus on Pres...

Shutdown's Hit Magnified For Tribes

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. -- BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — American Indian tribes have more than access to national parks on the line with the government shutdown, a...

How California Dealt With Their Extremist GOP Reps

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 12.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Like an obstinate toddler who doesn't get his way, the fringe element of the Republican Party has thrown itself to the ground screaming and crying, refusing to listen to reason, intelligent discourse or calm reproof.

Amanda Terkel

Congressional Dysfunction Prompts Federal Workers To Seek Jobs In Private Sector | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leah Phifer has long envisioned spending her life dedicated to public service. The 29-year-old Minnesota resident has been a civil serva...

Impact Of Shutdown Felt Unevenly Across Chicago, Illinois

Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago

On day 2 of the nation's government shutdown, the impact has been uneven across the Chicago area and around Illinois. (See the latest national upd...

Government Shutdown Harms Family Farms

Scott Marlow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Scott Marlow

Farmers are doing their jobs. USDA did their jobs. Now Congress, by not doing their job, may be costing more 1,400 farmers their farms. Farmers are finding themselves in this last-hope situation because of many factors, often not under their control.

Officials: Shutdown Harming Intelligence Efforts

Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials say the government shutdown is seriously damaging the intel...

Lawmakers Feeling The Heat Amid Shutdown

Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers locked in a political stare-down Wednesday were buffeted by ris...