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Obama Inviting Congressional Caucuses To White House

AP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is having House Democrats to the White House as a showdown over th...

Luke Johnson

Obama Weighs In On Government Shutdown | 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 Pressures Boehner To Hold Vote To Reopen Government

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their p...

Obama Holding News Conference Amid Shutdown Fight

Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will hold a news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET. According to the White House, Obama will make a statement and take questi...

Debtlock in D.C.: A Chance for Obama to Pass the Ball (Not the Buck)

Mike Zuckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Zuckerman

One way to break the impasse: avoid status quo tactics and enlist a chief messenger who is not the president to pry skeptical voters away from the brink.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Calls Obama 'De Fuhrer' | John Celock | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in Arizona wrote on Facebook Monday that "De Fuhrer" is running the federal government shutdown and forcing rangers to c...

Prevent Debt Ceiling Catastrophe: Bondholders Sue Jack Lew

Victor Williams | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Victor Williams

We now have days not weeks to avoid a debt default. If Congress dishonors its "plighted faith," individual litigants will have no choice but to sue.

Obama To Boehner: Just Let Congress Vote

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama challenged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Monday to prove that he didn't have the votes to pass a "clean" continuing resol...

Shutdown Enters Second Week, No End In Sight

Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs t...

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...

Steve King, Iowa GOP Colleague Mirror Party's National Divide

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Reps. Steve King and Tom Latham represent adjoining congressional districts in Iowa, and are devout...

Obama Expects Debt Ceiling Will Be Raised By Congress

AP | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he doesn't expect Congress to breach the deadline to increase the nation's borrowing limit. He says...

Obama: Shutdown Is 'Heartbreaking' For Ordinary Americans

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Saying the U.S. government shutdown was having a "heartbreaking" impact on ordinary ...

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...

Showdown. Shutdown. Shakedown.

Will Durst | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

Government's closed, everybody! Go home. Except Congress, that is, whose members are still getting paid, classified as "essential workers." Although right now, neither one of those words seems very apt or ept. Unapt and inept is more like it. Inapt? Unept?

What Happened When Obama Hit Up A Local Sandwich Shop

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

As budget battle negotiations with Congress stretched into a fourth day, President Barack Obama made a local lunch stop. Obama was accompanied by V...

This Shutdown Is About Extortion, Not Stalemates

Brian Normoyle | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The evidence suggests the GOP intentionally put these workers out of a job by using a historically routine budget resolution to undo the outcome of three lost elections.

White House On Government Shutdown: 'We Are Winning'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The standoff over the government shutdown is, obviously, a political affair, with each side hoping to extract enough pain that the other acquiesces. B...

Dems Prod GOP To End Shutdown Showdown

AP | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and NEDRA PICKLER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic...

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...

8 Reasons Democrats Should Refuse a Shutdown 'Grand Bargain'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The shutdown was a disastrous move, and nothing we've said should be misinterpreted as suggested that it's acceptable. It must end, and as soon as possible. But the solution isn't to replace one disaster with another by sacrificing the financial security of American seniors.

Obama Cancels Asia Trip Due To Government Shutdown

AP | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama canceled a trip to Asia next week because of the government shutdown, the White House announced late Thursd...

Obama Mocks GOP Rep., Says He'd 'Get Fired'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday capitalized on an earlier remark by Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.) that Republicans had to "get something" out of ne...

Obama Pins Shutdown Blame On Boehner

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama laid the blame for the government's partial shutdown at the feet of House ...