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Government Shutdown 2013

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...

How Republicans Can Win the Shutdown Showdown

Eli Lehrer | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

By making some reasonable demands of the Obama administration, Republicans in Congress could turn a likely defeat into a very real victory for themselves in the country.

Amanda Terkel

Patty Murray: Congress Wouldn't Be Such A Mess If Women Were In Charge | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If women ruled the country, the government wouldn't be on the brink of shutting down or defaulting on its debt, according to Sen. Patty ...

Why You Should Care About The Latest Budget Fight

Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — You've heard it all before. The government is headed for a fiscal crisis caused by pa...

Amanda Terkel

Government Workers Warned: 'Real Possibility' You Won't Get Back Pay In Case Of Shutdown | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. attorney Ronald Machen Jr. is warning his office that if Congress can't agree on a bill to keep the government funded, federal work...

Government Shutdown Coverage Discounts Unprecedented Extremism

Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Media
Dan Froomkin

The GOP's position raises fundamental questions about whether the modern Republican Party is willing to govern, and whether it actually wants the government to function.

The GOP Should Pay for Shutdown Foolishness

Andrew Fieldhouse | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Andrew Fieldhouse

A government shutdown is an untenable situation. It's even less tenable for the party that causes it. Should their brinksmanship extend past September 30, House Republicans would be poised to take the overwhelming brunt of the blame.

Clinton: Government Shutdown 'Wouldn't Be The Worst Thing For Democrats'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton warned congressional Republicans on Tuesday that there would be consequences if they pursue a gov...

Cruz Gives Long Speech On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) began a long speech on Obamacare Tuesday, vowing to speak "until I am no longer able to stand." The speech is not a filibus...

Agency To 'Effectively Shut Down' Without Big Deal

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency will "effectively shut down" unless Congress approves stopgap fundi...

One Week Left To Avoid Government Shutdown

Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — With a week left to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, some lawmakers seem re...

The Government Shutdown Boomerang

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Now it gets really interesting. Republicans in the House are determined to shut down the government, by holding defunding of Obamacare hostage for continued funding of the rest of the budget. In past budget negotiations, Obama has often been too quick to fold a strong hand. But this time, the Tea Party badly miscalculated. They targeted Obama's personal crown jewel, the one piece of progressive social legislation that the president won't throw under the bus. So a showdown is increasingly likely, and Democrats could well win it. The shutdown scenario could backfire on the right in several respects. First, Republicans are split at least three ways on how to play this game. The Tea Party is spoiling for this showdown, but the House and Senate GOP leadership wants to avert it. Even Karl Rove has argued against it.

Pelosi: Republicans' Goal Is Government Shutdown

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even before a budget deadline arrives, leaders from both parties are blaming each other – and some Republicans are criticizin...

Government Shutdown 2013: Here's The Truth About What Will Happen

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Here's the truth about a government "shutdown." The government won't shut down if a dysfunctional Washington can't pass a funding ...

Obama Administration Braces For Government Shutdown

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is telling federal agencies to prepare for a possible government shutdown. The Office of Management and Budget...

Shutdown Threat Looms As Obama, GOP Leaders Aim For Deal

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republican leaders and the Obama administration are trying to cut a deal that avoids a government shutdown in October whil...

GOP Rep Comes Out Against Government Shutdown Over Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

At a town hall in his home district Monday, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) told constituents he would not support a proposal to shut down the governme...

Sam Stein

Democrat Says A Government Shutdown Would Be Better Than More Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

One of the top Democrats in the House said Friday that his party should be willing to shut down the government this fall unless the spending cuts brou...

Senate Democrats Unveil Government Funding Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Top Senate Democrats and Republicans Monday night released a catchall government funding bill that denies President Barack Obama ne...

Legislators Scramble To Avoid Government Shutdown

Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republic...

Congress Looks To Avert Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

* Senate leaders optimistic over government funding legislation * Democrats eye more spending flexibility for domestic agencies ...

House GOP Ready To Shut It Down

Politico | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are seriously entertaining dramatic steps, including default or shutting down the government, to force President Barack Obama to fin...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Won't Say If He's Willing To Shut Down The Government | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who spent the past Sunday morning doing the "modified limited Ginsburg" -- appearing on multiple Sunda...