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Obamacare Defunding

Notes on the Political Train Wreck

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The House actually pinged two bills back to the Senate: one that conditions funding the government on defunding the health care law, and the other that exempts military pay from the shutdown. I suspect the Senate will unanimously approve the latter. The former will lead to the shutdown.

The D.C. Political Scene, Such That It Is

Jared Bernstein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

As gridlock shifts into overdrive and the self-inflicting wound squad are sharpening their knives, here's my abbreviated take: It's all about Boehner.

Compassionless Conservatives

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The Republican Party is vigorously pursing reductions in the federal budget that will severely impact those who most need help. What is worse, many in the party are willing to shut the government down and disrupt the global economy in order to make their point.

Laura Bassett

GOP Bill Would Gut Children's Health Insurance Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

A House Republican proposal to defund the Affordable Care Act would also devastate a program that insured over 8 million moderate-income children this...

White House Issues Veto Threat On GOP Obamacare Plot

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House promised a veto of a Republican effort to gut President Barack Obama's health...

White House Threatens Over Obamacare Scheme

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would veto a stop-gap government funding plan from Republicans in the U.S. House of Represent...

Scratch Syria -- Now Congress Can Shut Down the Government and Default on Our Debt in Peace!

Terry Connelly | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The markets obviously would have momentarily enjoyed a "no" vote on Obama's Syria proposal almost as much as the Tea Party -- but now "no vote" may be more likely. What's a Tea Party to do?

House GOP Delays Key Vote Due To Conservative Opposition

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A revolt by tea party conservatives forced House GOP leaders on Wednesday to delay a vote on a temporary spending bill required to ...

House GOP Takes Aim At Obamacare In Latest Budget Showdown

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Republicans plan to condition a short-term spending bill for averting a government shutdown next month on making Senate Democ...

Palin Backs Defund Obamacare Movement

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin announced Tuesday that she backs the Defund Obamacare movement, an effort by co...