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Continuing Resolution

An Unguided Missile to Nowhere

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

MEADS is a case study in how difficult it is to kill any appropriated program, even one that everybody agrees is too expensive, won't be delivered on time -- and won't work even when delivered.

6 Truths About Finding Happiness

Vanessa Dunne | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Dunne

I'm not saying forget about whatever it is that is bothering you. Those chapters in our lives shape us. What you can do though, is come at peace with these times. Accept them. Honor them. And move forward.

Ted Cruz Vs. Obamacare: The Sequel

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a leader in the anti-Obamacare showdown that shut the federal government last month, is plotting how he might e...

Senate Leads Hunt For Government Shutdown Solution

Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

BY ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the calendar and the financial markets, Senate leaders have taken the ...

It Is Time to Rename Republican Radicals the 'Taker Caucus'

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The arrogant claims to fiscal rectitude of the Tea Party belie the underlying realities. They are not the makers of their own imagination, but are rather in large numbers the takers that they have been so quick to disdain.

Debt-Ceiling and Government Shutdown: The Way Out

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Not only do I heartily endorse the president's "no negotiation" stance, I believe I was the first to suggest it, preceding the first debt-ceiling fiasco by six months, before it was even a gleam in the Koch Boys' eyes.

Obama To Boehner: Just Let Congress Vote

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama challenged House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Monday to prove that he didn't have the votes to pass a "clean" continuing resol...

'They'll Have To Back Off'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) railed against House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in a Sunday interview with ABC's "This Week." Shortly before Schumer...

Republican Shutdown: Believing Your Own Propaganda

Hal Donahue | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Hal Donahue

House Republicans should immediately vote a clean continuing resolution and raise the debt ceiling. Then Congress must get on with addressing the country's real needs which are far more than Obamacare.

Government Shutdown: Its Impact on Our Fighting Men and Women

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Although our fighting troops will continue to get paid -- at least for the time being -- the government shutdown must weigh heavily on their minds...

Then and Now: The Truth About Government Shutdowns

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is clear that those in the House who are advocating this shutdown are not only misrepresenting this country's experience with shutdowns but do not actually understand that history.

This Shutdown Is About Extortion, Not Stalemates

Brian Normoyle | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The evidence suggests the GOP intentionally put these workers out of a job by using a historically routine budget resolution to undo the outcome of three lost elections.

The Bill to End the Shutdown and Default... and to Prevent it in the Future

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The president says he wants a clean continuing resolution (CR) and a clean debt-ceiling hike. The reason he gives is that agreeing to anything else is license for further abuse.

Death Panel

Jonathan Richards | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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Flailing and Failing

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The more President Obama and Harry Reid assert their simple strategy -- we won't negotiate under these conditions; pass a clean budget patch and debt ceiling bill and then we'll talk -- the wilder the House Republicans are getting.

Sam Stein

The Grand Bargain Returns, Then Dies Once More

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ghost of failed grand bargains past emerged on Wednesday, only to be pushed back into the grave by lawmakers trying to negotiate an ...

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?

Obama To Wall Street: You Should Be Scared

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A self-described "exasperated" President Barack Obama told Wall Street CEOs on Wednesday that they should not take for granted that the ...

Transparency Groups to Congress: Appropriations Logjam Hurts Democracy

Jo Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jo Comerford

National Priorities Project (NPP), Center for Effective Government, and the Sunlight Foundation today released a joint letter to the leaders of the U....

Don't Reward the Politics of Blackmail, or We'll See More Shutdowns

Bob Greenstein | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

More than the fate of health reform (and whether millions of uninsured Americans get health coverage) is at stake in the battle over the government shutdown. How well -- or poorly -- our democracy functions is increasingly on the line.

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Drop Birth Control Demand

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans aren't attaching a birth control provision to the latest version of their government-funding bill. The so-called "c...

GOP Congressman Calls Fellow Republicans 'Lemmings With Suicide Vests'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) sharply criticized his fellow House Republicans on Monday, saying it's "moronic" for them to let the government shut down ...

Federal Workers Prepare For Shutdown Process

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Federal employees will still have to report to work for about four hours Tuesday even if the government shuts down. Federal agenci...

Shutdown Turns Americans Into Captives in Need of Delivery

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Tea Party Republicans, who so often argue that America is a Christian nation, have turned their back on the most basic of Christian values: concern for those in poverty, compassion, justice, and setting the captives free.

Good Grief! How Did We End Up on the Verge of Another Government Shutdown?

Scott Lilly | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Scott Lilly

The backbenchers that have engineered this train wreck may not be embarrassed by their handiwork, but party veterans clearly want no part of it.