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Obamacare Government Shutdown

Republicans Hint At Another Government Shutdown Over Obamacare. Seriously.

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than a year after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) called the 2013 government shutdown over funding for Obamacare a “predictab...

Elise Foley

Ted Cruz: No Mistakes Here | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doesn't think he made any mistakes related to the government shutdown, but he can think of things others should regret, he sai...

Sam Stein

House Republicans Have 'No Plans' To Shut Down The Government Over Obamacare Again | Sam Stein | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the U.S. government shuts down again in mid-January, it won't be because House Republicans are demanding the repeal of the president'...

Six Ways to Save Obamacare

Bill George | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill George

Obamacare is not going to be repealed -- not now and not in the future. However, there is real risk it could collapse under its own weight. Whether or not you support this president, this could seriously harm the health of our citizens and America's fiscal stability.

Obamacare Overpromised and Underdelivered

Bill George | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Bill George

Throughout the push for national insurance reform, the president and his Democratic allies in Congress repeatedly overpromised and underdelivered. The Republicans didn't help the situation, opposing Obamacare long after the U.S. Supreme Court declared it the law of the land.

20:1 Best Returns in The House

Adam Resnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Adam Resnick

As I watched the political brinksmanship over the last several weeks with the government shutdown that brought the Treasury close to default, I couldn...

Michael McAuliff

A Deal Takes Shape As Republican Laments '2 Months Blown' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whatever deal emerges from overnight negotiations in the Senate, Republican lawmakers said they weren't sure it could pass quickly enoug...

Americans Must Be Able to Obtain Health Care Coverage As Is Their Right Under the Law

Steven Fulop | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Steven Fulop

Republican opposition to the ACA has made the fights about Social Security and Medicare look like a walk in the park. What is almost criminal is how opponents of the law are essentially denying Americans their now constitutionally-guaranteed rights.

GOP Senator: Shutdown Distracts From Bad Obamacare Rollout

Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) lamented Sunday that the government shutdown was distracting from a problematic rollout of the health insurance exchanges...

Bombshell Exclusive: GOP Rep. King Reaps Shutdown Bucks

Mark Steinberg | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York
Mark Steinberg

After intense examination of his iCloud backup, this reporter can reveal that the following email, and the surprising, double-digit contribution to w...

Republicans Strike Tea Party Over Shutdown

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing t...

Political Neuroscience and the Compromiser's Dilemma

Jarryd Willis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jarryd Willis

Do you compromise for the good of the country now and risk being replaced by a more extreme right-winger during midterms, or become more extreme yourself by obstructing everything in order to prevent anything?

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.

Michael McAuliff

Government Shutdown Heads For Collision With Debt Limit | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The resolution of the government shutdown appeared headed for a showdown over the fast-approaching national debt limit Thursday as Democ...

Obamacare, My Boobs, The Shutdown!

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

As I sit watching the news coverage of the government shutdown over "Obamacare" I shake my head, I roll my eyes and like a large part of our country, question "What the hell is going on?"

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator: Shutdown Is 'Not A Winning Strategy' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party-driven bid to use government funding as a lever to dismantle Obamacare is still "not a winning strategy," Sen. Kelly Ayott...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Has No Clue How To End Shutdown | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If you weren't worried about how this government shutdown will get worked out, here's something that should help raise the anxiety: lawm...

How We're Totally Misunderstanding What The Government Shutdown Means

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell & Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy

It's not all national park closings and furloughed workers, the government shutdown also means the rule of law goes completely out the window... doesn...

Every Day The Government Is Closed We Spend Beyonce's Net Worth

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

The price of political incompetence? About $300 million per day. That’s how much a government shutdown will cost the U.S. in lost economic outpu...

A Page 1 Problem For Congressional Conservatives

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Readers of newspapers -- yes, they still exist -- woke up Tuesday morning to dueling headlines. The shutdown of the federal government d...

Congress Plunges Nation Into Chaos

Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running disp...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Vote Leaves Congress Back At Square 1 As Shutdown Looms | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House and Senate played ping-pong with funding for the federal government Monday night, hours before cash for much of Uncle Sam's op...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Congressman: 25 Republicans May Vote Against Taking Up Bill With Obamacare Provision | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Monday that he will buck his party leadership and vote against bringing up a government-funding bill that ...

Federal Workers Prepare For Shutdown Process

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal employees will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even if the government shuts down. Federal agenci...

Good Grief! How Did We End Up on the Verge of Another Government Shutdown?

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

The backbenchers that have engineered this train wreck may not be embarrassed by their handiwork, but party veterans clearly want no part of it.