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Government Shuts Down

Senate 'Making Progress' On Government Shutdown Deal, Aide Says

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders are "making progress" in their bid to resolve Washington's latest fiscal crisis but still seek agre...

LATEST UPDATES: Government Shutdown Standoff Continues In Congress

Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

The federal government shutdown continued Monday with few signs of progress in Congress, with the U.S. inching towards default ahead of the October 17...

LATEST UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues With No Resolution In Sight

Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown entered its sixth day on Sunday as congressional leaders made little progress on finding a resolution to the ongoing budget st...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week was dominated by the shutdown. It's as much a shutdown of the executive functions of the brain as it is of the government. A monument to monumental stupidity, it's also a shutdown of possibility, and of whatever residual trust the public still has in the American political system. Even those doing the right thing by fighting it were reduced by the sheer absurdity of the situation. All to try to reinstate a sequester-level budget that is itself horrifically self-destructive (note to media: the Affordable Care Act and sequester are the compromises, and bad ones, at that). That's right -- we've now sunk to a level in which the merely horribly self-destructive is a goal that seems out of reach. So our leaders play games instead of even attempting to address the real problems, like the roughly 20 million unemployed or underemployed Americans. That's for August. The September numbers weren't released on Friday -- because of the shutdown.

Government Shutdown Stretches Into Fifth Day

Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

The 2013 government shutdown has reached day five, with Congress still apart on budget negotiations. Reuters reports where the House stood entering...

LIVE UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Day four of a partial government shutdown began Friday, as President Barack Obama and Congress remained apart on a budget. The fiscal impasse bring...

More Than 170,000 Sign Petition Demanding No Pay For Congress During Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

As the federal government shutdown continues with no signs of stopping, tens of thousands have signed a petition demanding that members of Congress re...

LIVE UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government entered its third day of a partial shutdown on Thursday, as members of Congress and President Barack Obama remained at an impasse ...

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 ...

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...

Paul Rails Against 'Goons' Keeping Vets Out Of WWII Memorial

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused President Barack Obama's administration of sending "goons" to block veterans from visiting the World War II Memorial in...

Obama: Shutdown Forced By Republicans On 'Ideological Crusade'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says House Republicans have shut down the federal government over an "ideological crusade" against his health ca...

HuffPost Readers: How Are You Affected By The Government Shutdown?

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

If you work for the government, or are otherwise affected by the government shutdown, we want to hear from you. If you're willing to discuss your pers...

Congressman Scolds GOP On House Floor: 'DO YOU STAND WITH YOUR COUNTRY?'

Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Shortly before the federal government shut down at midnight on Oct. 1 over a failure to end a partisan impasse on the latest spending bill, Rep. John ...

Boehner Averts Questions After House Vote

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Shortly after the House voted in favor of requesting conference with the Senate, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) left much to be desired in a brief pres...

Government Shuts Down

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

With members of Congress still working to reach an agreement on spending, the U.S. government shut down at 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Sylvia M. Burwell...