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U.S. Government Shutdown

World Relieved As U.S. Avoids Debt Default

AP | JOE McDONALD | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

BEIJING — BEIJING (AP) — Political leaders, investors and ordinary people Thursday welcomed the end of a U.S. government shutdown but already ...

Luke Johnson

GOP Congressman Asks If Smoking Pot Is A First Amendment Right | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a House hearing Wednesday over the shutdown's closure of the National World War II Memorial, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) questioned why ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Deal Reached, As Boehner Concedes Defeat | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate leaders unveiled a deal Wednesday to reopen the government and avoid a potential debt default that does virtually nothing to Obam...

GOP Senator: Bipartisan Deal In Hand To Reopen Government, Avoid Default

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican senator says she understands Senate leaders have reached an agreement to avoid a Treasury default and reopen the gove...

'Tea-Tard' Sign Condemned By Both Sides

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

Co-chairs of the Bipartisan House Disabilities Caucus denounced a sign at an Organizing For Action rally Tuesday that read "Thanks Tea-Tards." The eve...

Sam Stein

Details Of New House Shutdown Bill Revealed | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

In a closed-door meeting on Tuesday morning, House Republican leadership decided to put out its own debt limit and government funding bill, rather tha...

Sequestration Re-Emerges As Budget Battle Issue

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The broad, automatic spending cuts known as sequestration have re-emerged as a central issue in efforts to end the p...

Shutdown Enters Third Week

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown is entering week three as lawmakers continue to debate a deal on spending. Also looming is a Thursday deadline on raising t...

First U.S. Default Ever? Not So Much.

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — You hear a perfect record cited over and over in the debt limit debate: The United States has never defaulted. Bette...

Remembering Greatness on Capitol Hill

Ladan Rafii | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

It really is an honor and privilege to be there, and such a pleasure too. So why can't it be a harmonious environment instead of a place of rancor, infighting and dysfunction, as revealed to the entire world during the recent shutdown?

LATEST UPDATES: Government Shutdown Continues

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

The government is still shut down and the U.S. is approaching a deadline for raising the debt limit. Both issues are being discussed by lawmakers, ...

LATEST UPDATES: Shutdown Discussions Continue In Congress

Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown entered its 13th day Sunday as negotiations on how to end the budget standoff continued in Congress. The Senate was set to ...

West: Obama Acting Like A 'Spoiled Brat Child'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said President Barack Obama is acting like a "spoiled brat child" when it comes to negotiations over the government sh...

Congress Getting Paid During Shutdown Strikes A Nerve

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON and KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he'd continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown,...

Shutdown Deliberations Continue

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

The government is still shut down, but negotiations continue among lawmakers looking for solutions to the shutdown and the looming default. The Sen...

Republican Extremists Know Exactly What They're Doing

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The extremist faction is the Republican party (not whatever John Boehner or John McCain are supposed to stand for); the extremist faction is the ruling class's preferred direction for American politics in the near future, as unimaginable as it might seem today.

Shutdown Has Out-sized Impact On African American Workers | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,00...

Tourists Furious As D-Day Site Closes Due To Shutdown

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

SAINT-LAURENT-SUR-MER, France, Oct 4 (Reuters) - American tourists visiting a D-Day cemetery in Normandy, northern France, expressed anger upon disc...

What The Rest Of The World Thinks About The U.S. Shutdown

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

From Chinese bloggers to European central bankers, the world is watching the U.S. government shutdown with a mixture of bewilderment and growing nervo...

WATCH: Here's How Australia Ended Its Government Shutdown

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.03.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As it turns out, the United States’ federal government shutdown is not without precedent. In 1975, Australia experienced a similar shutdown after it...

Do Other Countries Have Government Shutdowns?

Foreign Policy | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

With the clock ticking down to an April 8 deadline and President Barack Obama and congressional leaders unable to resolve disputes over abortion fundi...