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TELL US: How Is The Government Shutdown Affecting You?

Posted 10.03.2013 | Black Voices

With day three of the government shutdown coming to a close and with talks of a resolution halted by gunshots and a police chase on Capitol Hill Thurs...

Shutdown GOP Meme Campaign

Soul Dancer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Soul Dancer

Social media memes create a powerful, simple way for social media users to instantly connect on a topic near and dear to them. For example, as the da...

Jared Gilmour

Not Shut Down: Congressional Fundraising | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats seemed sure of their political footing Wednesday, already looking beyond the shutdown that has paralyzed the gov...

An Explanation for the Blatant Irrationality of the 'Shutdowners'

David Ropeik | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

The most puzzling thing about the madness of the arch conservatives who have taken America hostage is, how can they be so deep inside their own extremist ideological worldview that they can't see that what they are doing is self-destructive?

Just What the Shutdown Needs - Tequila!

Molly Blake | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Molly Blake

I'm writing about how we can turn the shutdown around and make our country better in spite of it. And it requires just a bit of tequila.

How the Shutdown Affects Immigration

Ryan Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Looking to immigration, while there is an immediate material affect of fewer workers or certain visa applications being delayed, the longer-lasting effect may be a more subtle political one.

Ryan J. Reilly

Fast And Furious Judge Slams House GOP Over Shutdown | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge has delayed the lawsuit House Republicans brought against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal...

#Shutdown: Why Won't Democrats Say "Republicans Want Grandparents Dead?"

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

There's something wrong with liberal brains and conscience that doesn't permit us to invoke uber-hysterical hyperbole and rhetoric in the course of political discourse.

Research Thrown For A Loop

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.03.2013 | College

College students, professors and other scholars have been unable since the government shutdown to conduct research that in some cases involved months ...

A Ruined National Park Vacation Thanks To The Government Shutdown

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 12.03.2013 | Travel

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Everybody gathers around Joe, the guy who seems to have all the answers...

Twilight of the Hardliners

Ian Bassin | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Things certainly look bleak in Washington as an extreme right-wing rump caucus has closed down our government all because a law was passed in the exact way prescribed by the Constitution, but all is not lost.

LIVE UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The U.S. government entered its third day of a partial shutdown on Thursday, as members of Congress and President Barack Obama remained at an impasse ...

Obama's Government Shutdown Strategy Revealed

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Attend a black-tie gala? No. Meet with business leaders who oppose a government shutdown? Yes. Jet off to Asia for a...

What Reid, Pelosi, and Obama Should Say Now

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there was some underlying "cut deficits" strategy to the Republican shutdown, then why would the House have passed a budget bill on the brink of the shutdown which increased the debt by $29 billion?


Peter Clothier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter Clothier

What if we all went on strike? Marches are old-hat. A bunch of people waving placards and banners produce mostly yawns these days. Besides which, a...

Shutdown Leaves Some Taxpayers Defenseless Against IRS

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - The shutdown of the federal government has left some tax delinquents defenseless ...

Top 10 Ways Members Of Congress Are Like Toddlers

Jen M.L. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen M.L.

They don't know what irony means, so it's adorable when they tell you that Green Eggs and Ham is one of their favorite books even though it's a story about a guy who refuses to try anything new and strange because he's afraid he'll hate it and then finally he relents and realizes it's amazing.

Amanda Terkel

Veterans Say House GOP's Piecemeal Approach To Ending Government Shutdown Not Enough | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some of the most visible victims of the government shutdown have been America's veterans. The shutdown is exacerbating the Department of...

Ryan J. Reilly

RNC Offers To Fund The Part Of Government Shutdown Grabbing The Most Media Attention | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee engaged in a political stunt Wednesday, with Chairman Reince Priebus offering to give the government a...

Stocks Close Lower On Day 2 Of Government Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended lower on Wednesday on the second day of a partial U.S. government shutdown shortly before congressional leaders...

Arthur Delaney

Low-Wage Workers Protest Government Shutdown At WWII Memorial | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Low-wage workers followed members of Congress to the World War II Memorial on Wednesday to protest a federal government shutdown that ha...

Shutdown Could Delay Military Aid To Israel And Other Allies

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A prolonged U.S. federal government shutdown could delay military assistance to Israel and other American allies, the ...

Shutdown's Hit Magnified For Tribes

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. -- BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — American Indian tribes have more than access to national parks on the line with the government shutdown, a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Republicans Grandstand At Memorial Instead Of Working To Reopen It | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress on Wednesday took down a barrier at an entrance to the World War II Memorial on the National Mall for the second day...

CEOs Warn Of 'Extremely Adverse' Effects Of Debt Ceiling Standoff

Reuters | Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Chief executives from major financial institutions met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday and warned of "adverse" ...