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Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner's Brand-New, Post-Shutdown Conservative Fan Club

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Wednesday he will support a Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Sing 'Amazing Grace' As Their Latest Plan Dies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When reports surfaced that House Republicans sang "Amazing Grace" during a Tuesday morning meeting, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) responde...

Jennifer Bendery

With Hands Tied, House Democrats Get Creative To End Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats may not be getting far, but they're scoring points for creativity for the ways they've tried to force a vote on a "clean...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican 'Atrocity' Rigged House Rules To Continue The Shutdown, Democrat Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) has been fuming in recent days about Republicans quietly changing the House rules to prevent a clean fundi...

Jennifer Bendery

House Yanks Bill After Democrat Tries To Add 'Clean CR' Language

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House had a pretty light schedule on Saturday morning: Pass a funding bill for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Ed...

Michael McAuliff

After Day Of Failure Trying To End Shutdown, New Meeting Could Be Last Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The deadlock over the nation's government shutdown and looming debt crisis deepened Saturday as the Senate failed to advance a bill and ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Rejects House GOP Debt Ceiling Offer

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans said Saturday that the White House has rejected their offer to temporarily increase the debt ceiling and open the gove...

Jennifer Bendery

Millionaire GOP Congressman Tells Furloughed Workers To Take Out Loans To Pay Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.) has a suggestion for any of the hundreds of thousands of furloughed government workers worried about being ab...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Shutdown 'Potentially Fatal' To House Republicans Fails To Budge Obamacare Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have tasked House Republicans with crafting a debt ceiling offer that will once again test divisions within t...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Congressman Shoves Cameraman For Question About Ending Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.) didn't want to answer a question about whether he would support a "clean" funding bill to end the government...

Top Dem Says House Republicans 'Looking Over Their Shoulders'

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 House Democrat says a key factor extending the government shutdown is fear among moderate Republicans abou...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Rep: 'Pride' Is Why Republicans Won't Reopen Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the government shutdown in its fifth day, many Republicans have conceded the fight is no longer about Obamacare. Rep. Dennis Ross (...

There Are Strange Things Done in Washington

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 12.04.2013 | Books
Dr. Joel Hoffman

There are strange things done in Washington     By the folks who forge our laws. The Senate halls and quorum calls     ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrats Unveil Plan To Force End To Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats announced Friday that they will try to force the House to vote on a measure to fully fund the government -- and end the ...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Plead For Funding For Kids With Cancer After Getting It Canceled

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The politics behind the government shutdown reached a new level of absurdity on Thursday as a group of conservative House Republicans --...

Sabrina Siddiqui

GOP Leader Stands Firm Against Clean Bill To Reopen Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Thursday that a bill to reopen the government must chip away at Obamacare, despite growing calls from h...

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 ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Now Has The Votes To End Government Shutdown, But It Won't

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than two days after the government shut down, there are now more than 17 Republicans who say they're ready to pass a bill to fund t...

Jennifer Bendery

Here's A Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Just Fund The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the days since the government shut down, House Republicans have slowly but steadily been coming forward to say they're ready to pass ...

Jennifer Bendery

Paul Ryan: Debt Limit Is 'Forcing Mechanism' For Ending Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Tuesday that the best way for Congress to resolve the standoff over the government shutdown is to tie the m...

How We're Totally Misunderstanding What The Government Shutdown Means

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell & Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy

It's not all national park closings and furloughed workers, the government shutdown also means the rule of law goes completely out the window... doesn...

Congress Plunges Nation Into Chaos

Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running disp...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Congressman: 25 Republicans May Vote Against Taking Up Bill With Obamacare Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Monday that he will buck his party leadership and vote against bringing up a government-funding bill that ...

House Repubs: Go Ahead, Shut the Government, Make Our Day

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

A brief shutdown of the government is nowhere near as catastrophic as failing to increase the federal debt ceiling and, for the first time in history, allowing the American government to default on its obligations.

Ryan Grim

House Republicans Really Do Believe Democrats Will Cave On Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans may appear to observers to be pushing the government toward a shutdown, but that's not even remotely how they see it. ...