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Michael McAuliff

Senate Deal Reached, As Boehner Concedes Defeat

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders unveiled a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and avoid a potential debt default that does virtually nothing to Obam...

GOP Senator: Bipartisan Deal In Hand To Reopen Government, Avoid Default

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the gove...

LATEST UPDATES: Shutdown Discussions Continue In Congress

Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown entered its 13th day Sunday as negotiations on how to end the budget standoff continued in Congress. The Senate was set to ...

Major Crises Could Merge

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans regularly warn about the dire consequences of legislation they don't like. Often it's...

Shutdown Rippling Through States

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The federal government shutdown that has idled hundreds of thousands of workers is starting to rip...

Shutdown Deliberations Continue

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

The government is still shut down, but negotiations continue among lawmakers looking for solutions to the shutdown and the looming default. The Sen...

GOP Reportedly Offers Debt Limit Hike, End To Shutdown In Package With Spending Cuts

Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

House Republicans have offered an increase in the debt limit and an end to the government shutdown in a package with spending cuts, the AP reports. ...

Obama Signs Military Death Benefits Bill

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed into law a bill providing benefits to the families of fallen troops during the government shutdown on Thursday. The b...

No Debt Limit Deal Reached At White House Meeting

AP | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and Republican leaders reached no specific determination on how to end t...

Obama Rejects Republican Proposal

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama rejected a Republican proposal for a short-term debt limit hike, the New York Times reports. However, Republicans immediatel...

Military Death Benefits Measure Approved By Senate

Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

A bill to provide death benefits to the families of fallen members of the military during the government shutdown was passed by the Senate on Thursday...

Sorry Kid, The Zoo's Closed. You Can Thank Congress.

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown, which began at 12 a.m. ET on October 1, has left babies without formula, sent a chill through the scientific community and ca...

Luke Johnson

Obama Weighs In On Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he is willing to negotiate with Republicans over health care or any other topic, but only after...

Obama Regrets Missing Big Trip

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he regrets not being in Asia this week to help negotiate a trade deal that could create ...

Obama Calls John Boehner, Says He Still Won't Negotiate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heat...

One Week Later, Congress Remains In Stalemate

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

It's been one week since the government shut down. Congress remains locked in a battle over spending. HuffPost Readers: If you work for the gove...

Reid Explains Republican 'Insanity'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) explained why he recently said tea party Republicans have "lost their minds" while talking about the govern...

KKK Can't Be Stopped By Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

A Ku Klux Klan rally in Gettysburg was canceled because of the government shutdown, but that didn't stop four members of the group from holding an eve...

Thousands Of Furloughed Workers File For Unemployment

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District o...

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...