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Republicans Voice Little Appetite For New Fight

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* "Happy to let president stew in his own soup" * Conservatives trust Ryan to refuse tax hikes in talks * Some eye Febru...

GOP Struggles Still Year After Romney Loss

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable, the party arguably is in worse shape ...

Tea Party's Popularity Reaches New Low, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Unfavorable views of the tea party have nearly doubled over the past two years, making the conservative movement more unpopular than ever, a Pew Resea...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Republicans: GOP Didn't Gain Anything By Forcing Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan Senate deal to reopen the government and stave off debt default finally cleared Congress Wednesday night, but not before tw...

Americans Increasingly Sure Republicans Wrong On Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Republicans' handling of the budget crisis, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released Monday....

Sam Stein

Teachers Union Ad Campaign Slams GOP For Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Upping the stakes of the government shutdown, one of the largest U.S. labor unions is unveiling a six-figure ad campaign on Friday that ...

Americans Increasingly Unhappy With Republican Handling Of Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown isn't winning anyone in Washington points with the public -- but Republicans are faring the worst, according to new polls. ...

Flailing and Failing

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The more President Obama and Harry Reid assert their simple strategy -- we won't negotiate under these conditions; pass a clean budget patch and debt ceiling bill and then we'll talk -- the wilder the House Republicans are getting.

GOP Gets The Opposite Of What They Wanted In Shutdown

AP | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans insisted they wanted to shut down the nation's 3-year-old health care overhaul, not the government. They got the oppos...

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Naval Academy Feels The Pinch From The Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the military is largely protected from the furloughs that have put 800,000 government employees out of work, civilian faculty and ...

Sam Stein

Dems Emboldened By Shutdown Showdown Worry It Could Last A While

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats emerged emboldened Monday night from the breakdown in efforts to avert a government shutdown, confident that Pre...

Petition Calls For White House To Designate GOP 'A Terrorist Organization'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

While hope of avoiding a government shutdown fizzles on Capitol Hill, critics of the GOP have taken to the White House's online petition platform to b...

Boehner Warns Against Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

* In call with Republicans, speaker recalls backlash from 1990s shutdown * Republicans deeply divided on strategy to stop or weaken h...

Republicans Admit Shutdown Tactic Is Hopeless

Salon | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

To great Republican annoyance, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and a posse of conservative activists have hit the road to inflate the right’s expectations t...