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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 Administration Braces For Government Shutdown

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is telling federal agencies to prepare for a possible government shutdown. The Office of Management and Budget...

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...

Obama Signs Measure Averting Government Shutdown

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running through the end of September. The measure...

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.

Obama: Government Shutdown Averted Because 'Americans Of Different Beliefs Came Together'

AP | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because "American...

Government Shutdown Wouldn't Shut Down Congress

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senators would have to push their own elevator buttons. House members would go without their free gym. Food on Capitol Hill would b...

Government Shutdown Could Hit Federal Workers In Wallet

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Last time there was a government shutdown, furloughed federal workers were able to recover their lost pay. They may not be so lucky...

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...

John Boehner, Harry Reid Meeting With Obama At White House As Government Shutdown Looms

AP | 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 govern...

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...

Obama: Government Shutdown Will Delay Pay To Troops

AP/The Huffington Post | RICHARD LARDNER and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration warned Wednesday that a federal shutdown would undermine the economic recovery, delay pay to U.S. troops fighti...

Government Shutdown Would Pose Big Risks To Both Parties

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans say the last thing they want to do is to shut down the government. But with budget talks showing little s...

Washington Braces For Shutdown Amid Budget Impasse

Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - Washington braced for a shutdown as Republican and Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House on Tuesday in an attempt to reach a bu...

Government Shutdown Looms As Budget Deal Remains Unreached

Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--Washington is hurtling toward a government shutdown on Friday night as the time to agree on a budget for the remainder of the fiscal year ...

White House Directs Agencies To Prepare For Government Shutdown

Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - The White House has directed government agencies to prepare for a government shutdown if Republicans and Democrats fail to agree on a bu...