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Senate Government Shutdown

Senate Passes Short-Term Funding Measure To Avoid Government Shutdown

AP | DAVID ESPO & DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nomin...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Votes To End Funding, Debt Standoff

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government shutdown is dead. Obamacare is alive. The Senate voted 81 to 18 Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and r...

Emerging Senate Deal Could End Shutdown

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an econo...

Michael McAuliff

A Deal Takes Shape As Republican Laments '2 Months Blown'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Members Back Simple Solution Leaders Won't Embrace

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Time is running out, but there's still a simple solution to the twin fiscal terrors Congress seems intent on inflicting on America: Just...

Obama Meeting With Congressional Leaders Postponed As Senate Negotiates

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

BY JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a meeting between Obama and congressional leaders has been postpone...

Reid, McConnell Optimistic On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown Deal

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

BY DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on...

Senate Seeks Debt Ceiling Deal As Default Looms

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

* Senate's top Democrat and top Republican express optimism * Discussing raising debt ceiling through mid-Feb - source...

Senate 'Making Progress' On Government Shutdown Deal, Aide Says

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders are "making progress" in their bid to resolve Washington's latest fiscal crisis but still seek agre...

Reid Serves As Obama's Combative Partner Against GOP In Shutdown Talks

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Reid, the soft-spoken but pugilistic Senate majority leader, didn't wait for White House officials to declare ...

Senate Leads Hunt For Government Shutdown Solution

Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the calendar and the financial markets, Senate leaders have taken the ...

Amanda Terkel

Senate Democrats Close Offices During Shutdown While Republicans' Stay Open

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional offices, like federal agencies, are supposed to furlough all nonessential staff during the government shutdown. But the in...

Senate Democrats To Try Passing Debt Ceiling Increase

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called the top Republican in the GOP-controlled House Tuesday, telling Speaker John Boehner once again that...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Republicans Flirt With Default

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget the warnings of economists and the treasury secretary that a default of United States debt would be catastrophic. Senior Senate R...

Sam Stein

Republican Rep Acknowledges That Harry Reid Compromised On Shutdown Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It’s become a common House Republican talking point that Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama could end the shutdown of the gov...

Michael McAuliff

Here's How Democrats Have Compromised

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have not done a good job explaining how they have compromised in the government shutdown fight, insisting they will not negoti...

Senate Smacks Down Latest House GOP Proposal

AP | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

BY DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate has voted to reject the latest House Republican effort to negotiate on the budget ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Votes To Keep Government Open, But Clock Still Ticking

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stalled by tea party-inspired delays, the Senate voted Friday afternoon on a short-term measure to keep the government running with just...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul: Ted Cruz's Obamacare Gambit Will Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was bemoaning the "defeatist attitude" of his fellow Republican senators, his close ally Sen. Rand Paul (R...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Goes Silent, Government Shutdown Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ended his symbolic filibuster Wednesday as Senate rules forced him to stop talking. Senators then voted to push ...

Michael McAuliff

Top GOP Senator: Ted Cruz's Plan Will Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, argued Tuesday that Sen. Ted Cruz's plan to defund Obamacare b...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid: Republicans Are Fanatics With 'Thelma And Louise' Mission

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republicans bent on defunding Obamacare or shutting down the government are "fanatics" with a "Thelma and Louise"-like mission to dr...

Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, Avoids Gov't Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - A deeply divided and unproductive Congress wrapped up its final business before November's elections early on Saturday...