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Government Shutdown 2013

During a Government Shutdown, D.C. Is Still Open for Visitors

Canden Schwantes | Posted 11.30.2013 | DC
Canden Schwantes

Think of this as a way to see the lesser known side of D.C. and sites that are often, sadly, skipped over. Some of the best places in D.C. are the smaller, historic house museums.

Stocks Tumble As Government Shutdown Nears

AP | KEN SWEET | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — Stocks fell Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to an event far worse for the economy_ a failu...

Government Shutdown History Explored

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — OK, gridlocked politicians we're used to. But why padlock the Statue of Liberty? You don't see other democracies shuttering landma...

Does Congress Get Paid?

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


All Eyes On Senate As Government Shutdown Looms

Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A conservative challenge to the president's health care law has the federal government teeteri...

Ryan Grim

GOP Lawmakers: House Could End Standoff With Up-Or-Down Vote | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Throughout the budget showdown, the mantra of tea party Republicans, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has been "make DC listen." On Tw...

A Formula to Fight the Shutdown

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Obama's mantra, and that of Hill Democrats, could become a simple one: "We'll work with the Republicans, but we won't accept anything that threatens our nation's health, homes, jobs, or our justice."

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Republicans Credit Ted Cruz As Government Shutdown Looms | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans give one person the most credit for bringing Congress to its current standoff over funding for the federal government:...

Ryan Grim

House Republicans Really Do Believe Democrats Will Cave On Obamacare | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans may appear to observers to be pushing the government toward a shutdown, but that's not even remotely how they see it. ...

Don't Worry Congressmen, We'd Get Drunk During This, Too

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

House Republicans spent hours on Capitol Hill Saturday as a government shutdown loomed, but that didn't stop some of them from having a little weekend...

Luke Johnson

GOP Rep. Sees Path Out Of A Shutdown | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While most House Republicans walked out of a meeting Saturday boasting that a new measure linking an Obamacare delay to funding the gove...

Amanda Terkel

GOP's Least Favorite Projects Will Keep Running During Government Shutdown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress can't pass legislation to keep the government funded by Monday at midnight, the Smithsonian museums will close, the Centers ...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Heads For Shutdown As House Picks New Obamacare Hostage | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

Update: 12:20 a.m.: The House voted after midnight 248 to 174 to repeal the medical device tax and extend government funding until Dec. 15, and voted ...

The Shockingly Simple Way to Fix This Mess in Congress

Zack Exley | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics
Zack Exley

Congress is already the least popular institution in America. Apparently, though, the current members will not be satisfied until they're surrounded by an actual pitchfork-bearing mob. How much longer must we watch these bought-off lackeys play games while our country disintegrates?

Obama Speaks On Shutdown Showdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on foreign policy and the ongoing budget battle in Washington in remarks given from the White House on Friday. Obama s...

Ryan Grim

Cruz Tells Republicans To Oppose Boehner | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ted Cruz is not content to drive Senate strategy on the budget and debt ceiling showdown. The Texas Republican senator is working with H...

Congress Hates Federal Employees So Much That Employees Who Volunteer for the Government During a Shutdown Can Go to Prison

Matt Kaiser | Posted 11.27.2013 | DC
Matt Kaiser

For a federal employee to check her work BlackBerry during a government shut down is a crime punishable by up to two years in a federal prison and a fine of $5,000.

Here's The HUGE Crowd Of Support That Ted Cruz Drew Outside The Senate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

A rally in support of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was planned for today outside the U.S. Senate. HuffPost's Jen Bendery tweeted a photo of the HUGE ...

Senate Move Marks Defeat For Cruz

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has rejected an effort by young conservative senators to block a bill to avert a government shutdown on Tuesday. Friday's 79...

Amanda Terkel

Government Agencies Assure 'Nonessential' Employees They're Still Important Ahead of Shutdown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The possibility of a government shutdown is dividing the federal workforce into two categories: the haves and the have-nots, or in burea...

How A Government Shutdown Could Lead To Furloughs

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks...

Senate Set To Pass Bill Averting Disaster

Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to appro...

Obama Adviser: GOP 'Have A Bomb Strapped To Their Chest'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Dan Pfeiffer, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, accused Republicans of having a "bomb strapped to their chest" during a discussion the debt cei...

Dave Jamieson

Sequestration, Now Possible Shutdown, Shatter Federal Worker Morale | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Lytle has already forgone six days of work this year due to the automatic government cuts known as sequestration. The unpaid f...

House GOP Considers Shutdown Options

Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Pressure is building on fractious House Republicans over legislation to prevent a partial gov...