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Shutdown Showdown

Boehner Ducks Offer To Negotiate A Way Around A Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declined Thursday to address Democratic offers to negotiate a budget that avoids the threat of a go...

Michael McAuliff

Congress Stays On Course For Another Shutdown Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Coming back from its Independence Day vacation, Congress appeared no closer Tuesday to finding a way to avoid yet another government shu...

Then and Now: The Truth About Government Shutdowns

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is clear that those in the House who are advocating this shutdown are not only misrepresenting this country's experience with shutdowns but do not actually understand that history.

Ted Cruz Takes A Beating From Senate Republicans

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), railed against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at a private lu...

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...