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Sam Stein

Inside The Key Meeting That Led To GOP Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama and Harry Reid needed to clear the air. The relationship between the president and the Senate majority leader had been dete...

Reid, McConnell Optimistic On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown Deal

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

BY DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on...

Reid: 'We're Getting Closer'

Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reported progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatene...

Reid Serves As Obama's Combative Partner Against GOP In Shutdown Talks

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Reid, the soft-spoken but pugilistic Senate majority leader, didn't wait for White House officials to declare ...

Sam Stein

In Shutdown Turmoil, Senate Democrats Take A New Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States government approaches a deadline for raising the debt limit and the government shutdown nears its second week, Sena...

Sabrina Siddiqui

DC Mayor Confronts Senate Democrats Over Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A press event held Wednesday by Senate Democrats to escalate pressure on Republicans over the government shutdown was overshadowed by a ...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Democrats Close Offices During Shutdown While Republicans' Stay Open

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional offices, like federal agencies, are supposed to furlough all nonessential staff during the government shutdown. But the in...

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...

Howard Fineman

Gingrich Offers GOP A Pro Tip For This Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich has a terrible track record when it comes to squaring off against presidents in budget showdowns, but his major talent as ...

Harry Reid: John Boehner's 'A Coward'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The relationship between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) appears to be anything but rosy. ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrats: GOP Is Pitting Cancer Patients Against Children In Head Start

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jason Linkins

Never Forget The Great Moderate Republican Revolt Of 2013!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Monday night's bicameral back and forth between the House GOP and the Senate ended in the way everyone saw coming: a shutdown of the federal governmen...

GOP Unity Frays As Shutdown Looms: 'We're At The Brink'

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The federal government lurched toward a partial shutdown at midnight on Monday after Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Compare Tea Party To Bullies In Shutdown Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats argued Monday that they couldn't give an inch on whittling away Obamacare in a government funding bill because it would...

Sam Stein

House GOP To Push For Individual Mandate Delay In Third Government Shutdown Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will soon present a third proposal to keep the federal government funded, but it seems all but certain to be rejected ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Not Blinking In Shutdown Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted Monday to again strip anti-Obamacare riders from a short-term bill to keep the government open, moving the nation to wi...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Michael McAuliff

Senate To Reject Latest House Gambit As Shutdown Nears

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Republican-led House still crafting its latest bid to use funding the government to delay or destroy the Affordable Care Act, S...

Harry Reid: House GOP Obamacare Vote Is Pointless

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Democrat says his chamber will reject a new House Republican plan to avert a partial government shutdown. The plan wou...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Slams Ted Cruz Over His Tactics Against Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) are risking a government shutdown because they want their followers to see them on TV, a ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat: Boehner Should Learn From Mitch McConnell

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just four days left to avert a shutdown of the federal government, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has a message for House Speaker John...

House May Try To Delay Obamacare If Defunding Fails

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

House Republicans may attach a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate to a continuing budget resolution that would keep the go...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Digs In To Take Government To The Brink

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stuck by a plan Tuesday that would bring Congress to within one day of a government shutdown, taking to the Sena...

Michael McAuliff

Top GOP Senator: Ted Cruz's Plan Will Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, argued Tuesday that Sen. Ted Cruz's plan to defund Obamacare b...