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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 ...

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" ...

Schmooze or Lose: How the Lost Art of Negotiation Led to a Shutdown

Jack Welch | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business
Jack Welch

The blame game goes on and on and the government stays shuttered. And meanwhile, the people watching the story play out -- and, I would say, especially leaders in business -- might be missing the most important lesson of it all.

Conservatives, the Shutdown and the Great Con

Dan Agin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dan Agin

Conservative politicians? They just booze it up and pledge allegiance to the leisure class -- because that's where their money comes from. A horde of wriggling grubs pretending to serve the "people."

NY Daily News Has Another Good Shutdown Cover

Posted 12.02.2013 | Media

With the New York Post apparently on a break from making good front pages, it fell to the New York Daily News to once again pick up the slack on Wedne...

7 Iconic Masterpieces The Government Won't Let You See This Week

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts

Some of the world's busiest museums went dark Tuesday. The government shutdown -- the first in 17 years -- has paralyzed hundreds of institutions,...

GOP Shutdown: A Game of Shameful Politics

Jim Moore | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

Outrageous. And all for what? Because a small faction of snot-nosed kids within the Republican Party cannot accept the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

The Government Shutdown: An Anarchist's Dream?

Nathan Schneider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

Harry Reid's utterance about "Tea Party anarchists" is a symptom of the amnesia that has befallen libertarian political thought in this country -- an amnesia that helps the capitalist class grow stronger with each sequential fiscal crisis and each shrinkage of the social safety net.

Luke Johnson

Government Shutdown Shuts Down Fundraisers | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the federal government shuttered, forcing mass furloughs and others to work without pay, many lawmakers have decided that it's not ...

The Republicans Finally Took Their Ball and Bat and Went Home

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

By refusing to continue to fund the U.S. government because of, essentially, losing a vote in Congress in 2010 and then an election in 2012, the Republican Party has made it clear getting their way is more important than anything else.

A Grandmother on Green Eggs and Obamacare

Margaret Sullivan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Margaret Sullivan

For the first time in 50 years, if I needed my own secondary insurance, I could get it without facing a cap on payments for a serious pre-existing condition. We are an ordinary family, so I expect many others are in much the same position.

Ryan J. Reilly

Congress Shuts Down (College Services For Sailors At) Guantanamo | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has stymied the Obama administration's efforts to close the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay, but there's one component o...

13 Stunning National Parks You Won't Be Able To See During The Shutdown

Posted 10.04.2013 | Green

America is a beautiful place, and we're fortunate to have an expansive network of national parks that showcase the stunning country we live in. Wel...

Tea Party: They Don't Believe in Science, They Don't Know History, They Don't Do Math -- But They Are Obsessed With Extremism

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

This conservative, austere budget has been rejected for months. Their goal is not really about defunding ObamaCare. Their goal was to force their extreme agenda onto the American people.

I Went To The Health Care Exchange And All I Got Was This Affordable Health Care Insurance

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

I spent about 30 minutes reading the different plans from the various companies and here's my report.

R.I.P Our Government

Peter Van Buren | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The scene in Congress is as ugly as it has been in some time, perhaps resembling the ultimate breakdown of our system of government last seen in the days before the Civil War.

How We're Totally Misunderstanding What The Government Shutdown Means

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell & Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy

It's not all national park closings and furloughed workers, the government shutdown also means the rule of law goes completely out the window... doesn...

HuffPost Readers: How Are You Affected By The Government Shutdown?

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

If you work for the government, or are otherwise affected by the government shutdown, we want to hear from you. If you're willing to discuss your pers...