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Shutdown Hits Nuclear Power Regulators

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which monitors the nation's 100 commercial nuclear power plants, is set to furlough 3,600 employees on Thursday aft...

Oil Drillers Get Unfair Shutdown Access To National Parks, Petition Says

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive activist group's online petition seeks to stop oil and gas drilling in national parks while the areas are closed to the pu...

Why Do Republicans Get Away With Saying Such Outrageous Things? They Are Distracting Us While They Do Real Damage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Tired of all the outrageous things Republicans say and are not held accountable? Whether or not you like the president, he is President of the United States. That used to mean something.

The GOP's Debt Ceiling War Is Not About Debt But About Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The debt ceiling debate can't be separated from the GOP's never-ending hunt for any issue that can taint, embarrass, and ultimately weaken the Obama presidency and at the same time re-impose its agenda on Congress and the nation.

Sam Stein

Shutdown Sends Chill Through Science Community: 'I Don't Want To Throw Away' My Career | Sam Stein | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The shutdown of the federal government, now well into its second week, has put a chill on the science community and left young researche...

Guess Who's Hiring, Despite The Shutdown?

Washington Times | Jim McElhatton | Posted 12.09.2013 | DC

The federal government is shut down, but that hasn't stopped agencies from running lots of "help wanted" ads. More than 4,000 job postings remained a...

She Has A Very Good Reason For Hating The Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living

A Michigan woman struggling with ovarian cancer took an attention-grabbing approach to voicing her displeasure with the government shutdown. On Tuesda...

Boehner Admits 100% Responsibility for Shutdown (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

2013-10-09-ScreenShot20131009at1.59.45PM.pngThe minute anyone says the government shutdown is the fault of the Democrats in Congress and President Obama, please show them this video.

The Tea Party Has Already Won

Marcus Landsberg | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Marcus Landsberg

What government department does the Tea Party want to be funded that is not currently being funded right now during the shutdown? I can't think of one.

The God of No Compromise and the Government Shutdown

Morgan Guyton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

For many of us who grew up evangelical, the word "compromise" has always been a bad word. It means to allow non-Christian values and influences to corrupt your devotion to Biblical truth.

The Sankofa Group for Civic Engagement Looks Back to Move Forward

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Lauren Brown Jarvis

What the rest of the world is beginning to grasp about millennials is that we're not waiting for the government, elected officials or anyone else for that matter to create the world we want to live in.

Obama Inviting Congressional Caucuses To White House

AP | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is having House Democrats to the White House as a showdown over th...

Shutdown Standoff Continues In Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

The federal government shutdown continues as leaders are increasing pressure on each other for a compromise. President Barack Obama and House Speak...

These Floridians Are Feeling The Shutdown The Worst

Sun Sentinel | Donna Gehrke-White | Posted 12.09.2013 | Miami

Florida's seniors, students and homebuyers are at significant risk of being hurt by a prolonged partial shutdown of the federal government, according ...

10 Ways Science Is Suffering Under Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.09.2013 | Science

The government shutdown has put science in the U.S. on life support. Countless federal programs have been hobbled or shut down, from the National ...

Government Shutdown Hits ANTARCTICA

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown is reaching all the way down to the South Pole. The National Science Foundation ann...

Shutdown Has Repercussions Below The Border

Fox News Latino | Posted 10.08.2013 | Latino Voices

As the partial shutdown of the United States government limps into a second week, its effects are being felt not just at home but across the globe. In...

The Republicans Are Winning the Shutdown

Sean McElwee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

If the clean CR passes, spending in 2014 will be $217 billion below what President Obama requested and $19 billion more than what Paul Ryan requested. That sounds like a victory to me.

Shut Down This Leadership

David D. Burstein | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
David D. Burstein

People in my generation need to step up to the plate to run for office. While many of us have become social innovators and entrepreneurs, hardly any of us are running for public office.

House Republicans Mulling New 'Supercommittee' On Debt Ceiling

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are weighing legislation requiring the creation of a new negotiating panel to find deficit-redu...

Food Pantry Calls For Help To Feed Furloughed Park Workers

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With no end to a federal government shutdown in sight, on Friday Pastor Patrick Dotson of the Grand Canyon Community Church emailed a pl...

There Isn't 'Gridlock' in Congress - Only a Tea Party Terrorized Boehner -- #JustVote

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The question is whether John Boehner is more concerned about being terrorized by a Tea Party minority or having a legacy as the one man who single handedly caused a world wide economic disaster. If he cares about this country, his choice should be obvious.

Shutdown Causes Less 'Yammering' In The White House

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 st...

Republicans Say They're Not to Blame for Shutdown -- Except They Really Are

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Suggesting we are in a shutdown because the Democrats won't compromise ignores the rhetoric from Republicans over the past few years threatening to shut down the government.

The War Between the Republicans, Week 2

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As the shutdown continues, you hear fewer demands for Obamacare changes, because Republicans have pretty much lost all public support for their position. The irony is obvious to all: House Republicans wanted to shut down Obamacare, and what they got was the federal government shutting down while Obamacare is open.