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Government Shutdown 2013

Grassroot Nonprofit Funds Delayed Amid Shutdown, So Everyday People Step In

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact

Amid the government shutdown, much attention has been paid to funding gaps with Head Start, AmeriCorps and other nonprofits receiving federal resource...

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...

Stop the Insanity! and Other Thoughts on the Government Shutdown From a First Generation American

Christopher Atamian | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics
Christopher Atamian

It's time to get serious about America again -- and time for Republican voters to vote these representatives and congressmen out of office, once and for all.

Washington Shutdown Opens Mall to Foreign Invasion

Bob Walker | Posted 12.15.2013 | DC
Bob Walker

Government services were paralyzed. Slime is everywhere. The Capitol desperately needs cleansing from this avian invasion. Make their feathers fly.

Government Shutdown -- Tea Party Response!

Susie Sampson | Posted 12.15.2013 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

John Boehner, Ted Cruz & Rand Paul are geniuses, true patriots & founding fathers. (What did George Washington ever do that was so great anyway?) Slow down the government to prove how slow the government is! Love it!

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...

Emerging Senate Deal Could End Shutdown

Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an econo...

America the Half Beautiful

Eric Idle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Idle

Currently you appear to be almost in a state of civil war. If one party can shut down the government, then the social compact to rule is broken. In most other democracies this simply could not happen.

Michael McAuliff

A Deal Takes Shape As Republican Laments '2 Months Blown' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whatever deal emerges from overnight negotiations in the Senate, Republican lawmakers said they weren't sure it could pass quickly enoug...

What if America Ends With a Whimper?

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

As an American who's at least as provincial as I am liberal, I've found myself mischievously wondering of late: if the federal government shuts down and stays that way, so what?

Emily Swanson

See, It's Not Hard: Americans Agree On How To End Shutdown | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

A majority of Democrats, Republicans and independents support a temporary extension of the federal budget at current spending levels, according to a n...

Shutdown and Default: Republicans Want to Change the Subject, Democrats Shouldn't Let Them

Doug Hattaway | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Doug Hattaway

A content analysis of the language used by Republican leaders in news and social media shows "debt" overtaking "Obamacare" in the words most frequently used in GOP quotes and sound bites.

Furloughed Workers Pinching Pennies, Volunteering

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 12.14.2013 | Impact

-- They're experienced research engineers and park rangers still in college, attorneys who enforce environmental regulations and former soldiers who ...

The Cruz Missile

Uwe Bott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Uwe Bott

Is Canada responsible for Congressional Republicans driving the world economy to the edge of the abyss?

What 12 Angry Women Business Owners Say About the Government Shutdown

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Colleen DeBaise

Small-business owners have become increasingly anxious, frustrated and just plain angry as the stalemate has continued in Washington. Here are the comments we collected from 12 women business owners.

Stock Market Thinks Debt Deal Is Near

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a volatile session with slight gains on Monday as investors bet that there would soon be a deal in Washington t...

Americans Increasingly Sure Republicans Wrong On Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Nearly three-quarters of Americans disapprove of Republicans' handling of the budget crisis, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll released Monday....

Huckabee: Shutdown A 'Stupid Tactical Blunder' For Republicans

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

Radio host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) lambasted Republicans on his show Monday for bringing on the government shutdown over their oppo...

Hatred: The Republicans' Core Problem

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

The Tea Party, while more radical than mainstream Republicans, shares with them the party's signature motive force: hatred.

Enough Already!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Arzu Kaya Uranli

One way or another, the problem has to be solved as soon as possible. Both parties have to remember that the U.S. has many problems that it needs to solve and does not need this chaos to deal with as well.

Republicans' Latest Ransom Note: Cut Social Security or the Economy Gets It

Ben Veghte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ben Veghte

If cutting Social Security benefits is now the primary goal of the Republican shutdown/default crisis, this is patently absurd. It's also a deceitful shell game.

Reid, McConnell Optimistic On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown Deal

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

BY DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on...

Southern Democrats Careful On Government Shutdown

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — In the tempest over shutdown politics, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu stands out among Southern Democratic candidates with h...

Reid: 'We're Getting Closer'

Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

By DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reported progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatene...