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Mike Lee Government Shutdown

The Conservative Fairy Tale About Government

Sally Steenland | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Sally Steenland

When people tell stories rooted in fantasy, they're called fairy tales. Such was the case last fall when Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke at an anti-poverty forum at the Heritage Foundation.

Tea Party Senator Reverses Stance On Controversy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Hours after an interview surfaced showing Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) saying he will "continue to get paid" during the government shutdown, the Republican'...

Tea Party Senator: 'I'll Continue To Get Paid'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

As hundreds of thousands of federal workers continue to be impacted by government shutdown furloughs, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has no intention of losin...

Michael McAuliff

House GOP Hunts For Way To Please Tea Party | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Americans aren't sure whether Congress can head off a shutdown of the government in the next three days, they're not alone. The Repub...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bob Corker Slams Ted Cruz Over His Tactics Against Obamacare | 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 ...

Ryan Grim

Ted Cruz: Liberal Hero, Political Nihilist | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In one moment, with one statement, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) managed Wednesday to accomplish what House GOP leaders, Republican senators a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ted Cruz Infuriates House GOP | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are fuming at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for conceding that the party's efforts to repeal Obamacare aren't going anywhere...

Dem Senator: GOP Should Learn From Newt Gingrich's Mistakes

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) shared a piece of advice Monday with Republicans threatening a government shutdown: Call Newt Gingrich. ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Senator Concedes Effort To Defund Obamacare Will Fail | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) conceded Sunday that the government will remain open despite a Republican threat to shut it down if Obamacare isn...

GOP Senator Calls Threat To Defund Obamacare 'Dumbest Idea Ever'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) on Thursday didn't just reject efforts by a faction of Senate Republicans to shut down the government unless the president'...

GOP Senator: Republicans Ready To Shut Down Government To Block Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) declared on Monday that he and other congressional Republicans would be willing to shut down the federal government in order to...

Likely GOP Senator: Government Shutdown 'May Be Absolutely Necessary'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mike Lee, Utah's Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate, floated the solution of a total government shutdown Thursday to deal with increasing bu...