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Obama Shutdown

Sam Stein

McConnell Warms Up To The Idea Of Another Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the October 2013 government shutdown -- as each side took stock of its gains and losses -- Senate Minority Leader Mi...

Amanda Terkel

Government Shutdown Barely Mentioned In Obama's SOTU Speech, In Contrast To Clinton In 1996

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1996, President Bill Clinton went before the nation and shamed congressional Republicans for shutting down the government. It was his...

Obama Vs. Bloggers: It's War!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.17.2013 | Media

Wait, what did President Obama say about bloggers?!?!?!?! Obama may have had some comments about the debt ceiling crisis and how Republicans are no...

Obama: Shutdown Damaged U.S. Economy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, and President Barack Obama blasted Republican lawmakers for the partial shutd...

Obama Speaks On Deal To Reopen Government

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is delivering a statement on the reopening of the government on Thursday. Watch a live video of Obama's remarks above....

Obama Reacts To Shutdown Deal

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised congressional leaders for reaching a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling. "Once th...

Obama Speaks On Deal To Reopen Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is slated to speak Wednesday on the deal reached by congressional leaders to reopen the government after a 16-day partial shutd...

A Letter From the GOP to Itself: Why We Will Come Out Ahead

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Dear Colleagues, I know it looks just terrible for us right now. Our caucus is badly split, we are getting killed in the polls, we have had to drop the demand to defund Obamacare, all the corporate leadership is mad at us for playing roulette with the debt, and there are even some likely primary challenges from mainstream business Republicans to our Tea Party incumbents. But fear not. We may lose a battle, but we will win this war. Why? Barack Obama will save us. He always does. He is effective on the campaign trail but as a legislative negotiator we can usually count on him to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory. The irony is that all Obama had to do was resist our demands for more budget concessions and we would have had to fold.

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...

Obama Brings His Broken Government To The Apple Store

Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy

Even the Geniuses at the Apple Store can't help President Obama figure out how to get his government back up and running....

American Democracy's Cuban Missile Crisis

New York Magazine | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

n a merciful twist of fate, Juan Linz did not quite live to see his prophecy of the demise of American democracy borne out. Linz, the Spanish politica...

Bullsh*t Mountain Is Back, Baby!

Posted 10.04.2013 | Comedy

Ah, Bullsh*t Mountain, how we've missed you. As Republicans amped up their attempts to recast the government shutdown as an Obama-helmed initiati...

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 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 ...

Obama Invites Congressional Leaders To Shutdown Meeting

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A White House official says President Barack Obama has invited congressional leaders to the Whit...

Obama: Shutdown Forced By Republicans On 'Ideological Crusade'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says House Republicans have shut down the federal government over an "ideological crusade" against his health ca...

Obama: Government Shut Down By Republicans On 'An Ideological Crusade'

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 w...

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...

Sam Stein

House Hardliners Shoot Down Colleagues For Saying A Clean Continuing Resolution Could Pass

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans once again find themselves in disagreement, this time over how many of their GOP colleagues would actually support a b...

Sam Stein

Rand Paul: Obama's The One Being Inflexible

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the government were to shut down because of a failure to find an agreement on the future of Obamacare, it will entirely the president...

Sam Stein

Flu-Monitoring Program Would Be Halted By Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the government shuts down in the absence of a budget agreement, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be unable t...

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. ...

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...

Obama's Election Promises Tangled In Budget Negotiations

AP | By BEN FELLER | Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama promised to change Washington's ways. Yet he's as caught up in them as ever. As the week began, Obama kicked off...

Michael McAuliff

Top Negotiators Within Inches Of Budget Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top negotiators are within inches of cutting a deal that would keep the government running. The last major obstacle to compromise is...