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2013 Government Shutdown

Here's A Look At How The Government Shut Down

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

-- A timeline of Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown: Sept. 20: With a potential government shutdown 11 days off, the Republican-r...

Supreme Court Term Begins Amid Shutdown

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday by turning away hundreds of appeals, including Virginia's bid to revive ...

'The Republicans Should Not Have Started This'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said "the Republicans should not have started this" government shutdown, Patch reports. "[C]losing the government down was...

Shutdown Enters Second Week, No End In Sight

Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs t...

Even Amid Shutdown, Cruz Gets Some Cheers

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON -- HOUSTON (AP) — Thanks to Texas' new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he vote...

Dem Rep Blasts GOP Stalemate: 'So We Sit Here Until They Figure Out They F*ck*n Lost'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) had some choice words for Republicans on Thursday, hurling an expletive to describe the government shutdown stalemate. ...

Kerry Has Stern Government Shutdown Warning For Congress

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

BALI, Indonesia -- BALI, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress on Saturday to think "long and hard" about the negative...

GOP Rep.'s Anti-Obamacare Claim Collapses

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Just days before the government shut down, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) went before the House of Representatives and announced that he and "thousa...

Dems Prod GOP To End Shutdown Showdown

AP | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR and NEDRA PICKLER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic...

Meet The Town Hit Hardest By The Shutdown (Hint: It's NOT D.C.)

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Washington D.C. may be the epicenter of where the shutdown is underway but it's not actually getting hit the hardest. The Washington Post put toge...

Palin Hurls Questionable Shutdown Slam At Obama

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) criticized President Barack Obama Wednesday, blaming him for shutting down the World War II memorial in Washington,...

Norquist Blames Cruz For Shutdown Mess

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, placed much of the blame for the current government shutdown dysfunction on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-T...

Romney: 'We Would Not Be In A Shutdown' If Mitt Had Been Elected

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

Ann Romney said the government would not have shut down if her husband Mitt had been elected president in 2012. “We would not be in a shutdown,...

Jason Linkins

Anyone Who's Been Adversely Affected By The Government Shutdown Needs To Go To The World War II Memorial, I Guess

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

It's Day Two of the government shutdown, and the lesson of the day is that if you have been adversely affected by the closure of government agencies a...

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...

Lawmakers Feeling The Heat Amid Shutdown

Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers locked in a political stare-down Wednesday were buffeted by ris...

Government Shutdown Hurting Army

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | Politics

(Adds quotes, background) * U.S. shutdown hits travel and training * U.S. Army chief of staff cuts short European trip ...

Navy Base Suffers As Hundreds Are Furloughed Thanks To Shutdown

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT, R.I. -- NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Around 800 civilian employees at Naval Station Newport were furloughed Tuesday and some classes were suspended...

Nikki Haley: Obama Letting The Government Shutdown Happen Is 'Inexcusable'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) chastised President Barack Obama for allowing the U.S. government to shut down. In a Tuesday Facebook post, Hal...

Dem Rep: Shutdown Is 'Breaking My Heart'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) gave an impassioned speech Tuesday on how the government shutdown putting her "in an impossible position." "Don...

Warren: 'Hostage-Taking' Is All Republicans Have Left

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren railed against Republican "hostage tactics" during a speech on the government shutdown. "In a democracy, hostage tactics are ...

KKK Rally Canceled Because Of Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

A Ku Klux Klan rally planned for Saturday, Oct. 5 has been canceled because of the government shutdown. On Sept. 26, officials at Gettysburg Nation...

Shutdown Leaves Americans Anxious, Irritated

AP | KATHY MATHESON and MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the c...

Pentagon Wants More Workers Exempt From Furloughs

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

SEOUL, South Korea — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense...

Congressman Scolds GOP On House Floor: 'DO YOU STAND WITH YOUR COUNTRY?'

Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Shortly before the federal government shut down at midnight on Oct. 1 over a failure to end a partisan impasse on the latest spending bill, Rep. John ...