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Obama; Government Shutdown

Jennifer Bendery

Paul Ryan: Debt Limit Is 'Forcing Mechanism' For Ending Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that the best way for Congress to resolve the standoff over the government shutdown is to tie the m...

Amanda Terkel

Obama To Federal Workers: 'None Of This Is Fair To You'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sent a letter to federal employees on Tuesday, apologizing that they have been treated like a "punching bag" in t...

Boehner Mimicks Obama In Angry Floor Speech

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) mocked President Barack Obama in a floor speech Monday, hours before a potential government shutdown -- marking a ...

Obama Speaks On Looming Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke from the White House Monday on the looming government shutdown. "If the Congress does not fulfill its responsibility t...

Obama Speaks On Budget Negotiations

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will speak Monday afternoon on the ongoing budget negotiations in Congress. Obama also spoke on the looming government shutd...

Obama Speaks On Shutdown Showdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on foreign policy and the ongoing budget battle in Washington in remarks given from the White House on Friday. Obama s...

Obama To Deliver Statement

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a statement at 3:30 Friday in the Brady Press Briefing Room. Obama's statement comes after the Senate passed a...

The Fight For Obama's Presidency

New York Magazine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

The debt-ceiling showdown has snuck up quietly on Washington and is barely registering in the broader economy....

One Week Left To Avoid Government Shutdown

Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — With a week left to hammer out a deal to avoid a government shutdown, some lawmakers seem re...

'Stop Governing By Crisis'

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama continued to hammer congressional Republicans on Saturday, urging them to "stop governing by crisis" in their efforts to defund...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Americans Think A Government Shutdown Would Hurt Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

Most Americans think a government shutdown would hurt both the economy and their own families, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. But most also ...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Slams Republicans For Risking Government Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama tore into Republicans on Friday for risking a government shutdown -- and a possible debt default -- in their late...

Obama Speaking As Showdown Looms

Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

By JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Locked in a tug of war with lawmakers over spending and borrowing, President Barack Obama is ...

Jennifer Bendery

Ted Cruz: Government Shutdown Not 'The End Of The World'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It wouldn't be all bad if Republicans forced a government shutdown in their push to defund Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Thurs...

Obama Warning Against Shutdown

Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, facing a budget showdown with Congress, is pushing his economic agenda...

Priebus Accuses Obama Of Wanting To Shut Down The Government

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus appears convinced that President Barack Obama is aiming for a government shutdown. In a Monda...

GOP Congressman: Obama 'Wants Us To Shut It Down'

The Huffington Post | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) claimed on Tuesday that President Barack Obama is hoping for a government shutdown in order to score political points and "sti...

Sam Stein

Democrat Says A Government Shutdown Would Be Better Than More Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

One of the top Democrats in the House said Friday that his party should be willing to shut down the government this fall unless the spending cuts brou...

Boehner 'Absolutely' Committed To Avoiding Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

While Congress failed to reach an agreement before March 1's sequestration deadline, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is committed to keeping a gov...

Dems Lose Spending Fight

Craig Crawford | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

President Obama acknowledged that the planned cuts were "painful" and not what he would have preferred. No kidding. This new plan is nearly $80 billion cheaper than the budget he had proposed.

Government Shutdown Looms As Clock Approaches Midnight

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The federal government lurched toward a shutdown for the first time in 15 years on Friday as Republicans and Democrats in Congress strugg...

Government Shutdown Not Yet Averted As White House Meeting Fails To Produce Deal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says another round of talks with congressional leaders has helped but there is no deal yet to avert a government s...

A Look At Effects Of Government Shutdown

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

A look at how key government sectors would be affected if the White House and congressional negotiators are unable to strike a budget deal by Friday: ...

Government Shutdown Threat Prompts Meeting At White House

AP/The Huffington Post | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says late-night budget talks with the leaders of Congress have helped to narrow the issues, but there is no ...

Elise Foley

House Will Move Forward With Doomed Short-Term Funding Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With government funding set to expire in just two days, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that Republicans plan to move...