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2011 Government Shutdown

Lucia Graves

Religious Leaders Go On Hunger Strike Over GOP Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress' negotiations over a resolution to keep the government funded devolve, exasperated religious leaders on Monday said the deep...

Sam Stein

Government Funding Talks Descending Into Widespread Recriminations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

Negotiations over a resolution to keep the government funded until the fall have devolved into recriminations, with Senate Democrats arguing that Hous...

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...

Sam Stein

Obama Opens Door On Short-Term Government Funding Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans announced plans on Friday for another short-term government funding resolution, putting off concerns about a federal s...

Elise Foley

Eric Cantor Dismisses Report That GOP Plan Would Cause Job Loss

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed a question about the possibility of the lower chamber's spending bill kill...

Signs Emerge Of Deal Averting Government Shutdown

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers appear to be moving closer to a compromise that would prevent a government shutdown, at least for now. Democrats say the...

Elise Foley

Democrats Warm To GOP's Short-Term Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a stopgap spending bill on Friday afternoon that would avert a government shutdown for two weeks while making...

Newt Gingrich Defends Government Shutdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich counseled Republicans Friday to stand by their principles and opt for another government shutdown if the alt...