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After Government Shutdown, Few Discussing Budget Solutions

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Something is noticeably absent from congressional candidates' rampant finger-wagging over this month's bipartisan deal to ...

Kerry Warns Budget Gridlock Could Lead To Lasting Damage

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - America's top diplomat warned on Thursday that the United States could suffer more ...

Human Rights on Hold

JoAnn Kamuf | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
JoAnn Kamuf

The ICCPR review is one of the rare opportunities where the U.S. discusses its human rights record and can be held accountable for its international commitments. Postponing the review has negative repercussions both domestically and internationally.

Shutdown Delays UN Forum On Protecting Abused Women, Children

2013-04-05-logo.jpg | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact

By Darina Naidu, Women's eNews NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Four women's advocacy groups were ready to use a U.N. forum this month to press the U.S. gov...

The Myth of the Republican Civil War

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

To a large extent, the Republican Party's congressional leadership sees their problem as one of branding. They understand that being seen as the party of older white men damages them, so they seek to find faces of the party who are younger, female and non-white.

IRS Delays Tax Filing Season Due To Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The start of the 2014 tax filing season will be delayed by one to two weeks early next year as a result of the governme...

Shutting Down Families in Need

Sid Mohn | Posted 12.22.2013 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

Congress will once again be forced to deal with these same issues. And as we anticipate these conversations, I and many of my colleagues wonder -- can we count on them to keep families in poverty from falling into hunger, homelessness, and danger in the middle of winter?

Legislators Need to Get the Message That Government Shutdowns Hurt Nonprofits

Valerie S. Lies | Posted 12.21.2013 | Chicago
Valerie S. Lies

We've read a lot about the pain the shutdown has inflicted on federal workers and contractors, but many nonprofits across the state of Illinois and the country have also been severely and negatively impacted by the shutdown.

BOTH SIDES NOW: After Shutdown, Nader and Alter Discuss 'Vote Against Extremism' As Slogan for 2014

HuffPost Radio | Posted 10.27.2013 | Media
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgNow that Congress crashed on Cruz Control, Ralph and Jonathan concur that that Ted and the Tea Party are fringe but disagree on how Obama is taking them on. And they debate the prospects of Cruz, Booker, Brown.

Zach Carter

Top Republican Slams Ted Cruz: 'Show A Little Self-Restraint' | Zach Carter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Sunday that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other tea party members of Congress need to "show a little self-restrain...

Zach Carter

Why Democrats Might Cave On Social Security Cuts | Zach Carter | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday opened the door to Social Security cuts as part of a budget deal with congressional Republicans. But...

Zach Carter

Marco Rubio Rewrites Government Shutdown History | Zach Carter | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday attempted to distance himself from the government shutdown strategy he and other potential GOP presi...

Shutdown Terrible For America, Great For Cable News

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.20.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government shutdown damaged the reputations of Washington politicians but proved good business for the cable...

Stunning Images Of Yoga Over The Last 2,000 Years

Posted 10.20.2013 | Religion

The 'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' exhibition at the Smithsonian Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will run from October 19th to January 26th. Its...

Government Shutdown: We Are Now an Idiocracy, Not a Democracy. But Wait? What About Tom Cruise?

Tony Potts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tony Potts

A guy on my right approached me and asked if I was a U.S. citizen. I said, "Yes." Upon my confirmation, two other men came over to sit at my small table as four more people at the bar, three men and a lady, turned around to listen.

Gresham's Law: How Bad Info Beat Good, Made Fox and Rush Rich, and Ruined the GOP

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Spencer Critchley

Since sound money is expensive, and bad money is cheap, bad money proliferates and drives good money out of the marketplace. Economists and sociologists have extended this principle to information: Bad information drives out good, and for similar reasons. This is what has happened in the age of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and their ilk.

Back in Business?

Neil Mulholland | Posted 12.18.2013 | Green
Neil Mulholland

Yesterday, many could say the nation went back to business. We are excited and relieved to have all of America's 401 national parks open again. And while things appear to be returning back to normal, the impact of the shutdown will be lasting.

How Ed Murrow Would Have Ended the Shutdown

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Sean McElwee

Conspicuously absent from the media discussion of the government shutdown and debt-ceiling fiasco has been, unsurprisingly, the media's responsibility...

Anatomy Of A Shutdown

Politico | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner just wanted to sneak out of the White House for a smoke. ...

Why The Republicans Are Satisfied

Gene Marks | Posted 12.18.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Back this past summer there were a few things that were very, very obvious. We knew that Walter White was going to meet his demise (c'mon...too many ...

Shutdown Exposes Huge GOP Rift

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives wh...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid: Ted Cruz 'Is A Laughing Stock To Everybody But Him' | Sam Stein | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the showdown over raising the nation's debt limit and funding the government entered its final week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Re...

Tea and Sympathy

Atiba Madyun | Posted 12.17.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

Thousands of federal employees returned to work this morning as the 2013 #GovernmentShutdown ended. With the damage left by the tea party, a small f...

So What Was the Shutdown All About, Really?

Danny Schechter | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics
Danny Schechter

Deal Done But War Goes On: No Winners, Only Losers Behind the Shutdown was a politics of right-wing movement building to raise money and visibility by...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Not Planning To Make A 'Stupid Trade' | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has no interest in a budget deal that trades sequestration relief for entitlement cuts, belie...