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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Federal workers welcome extra day off

    Federal workers welcome extra day off
    Lisa Foust was in for a doozy of a Christmas Eve: a full day's work, then piling presents in the car and making a more than five-hour drive home to North Carolina. Then President Barack Obama gave federal workers an extra day off Dec. 26. That allowed...
  • Will Sen. Moran of Kansas jump from GOP leadership to 'Cruz caucus'?

    WASHINGTON Jerry Moran of Kansas was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up this month with tea party favorite Ted Cruz on three votes intended to stall or defeat the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill a failed but headline-grabbing maneuver...
  • Good riddance, 113th

    Good riddance, 113<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup>
    Imagine if you ran a business but you didn't tell your customers exactly what they would be charged for your products or services until nearly the end of the year. Well, you don't have to work your imagination too hard because that's essentially what...
  • Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis

    Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis
    The good news is Congress didn't end its session by committing any obvious harm. No government shutdown, no dramatic changes to health care reform and no sudden roadblocks to President Obama's go-it-alone effort to improve immigration. Plus, some...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Enjoy this whiff of bipartisanship. It won't last long.

    The closing days of the dismal 113th Congress provided an unexpected but dismayingly brief hint of a brighter bipartisan future and its potential pitfalls. Unfortunately, it barely lasted the weekend, judging from this week's partisan votes on long-...
  • Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill; Ted Cruz apologizes to GOP

    Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill; Ted Cruz apologizes to GOP
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last week that lifted the threat of a government shutdown. The legislation funds most government agencies through September 2015. The Department of Homeland...
  • Naval officials honor Sen. Mark Kirk's service in retirement ceremony

     Naval officials honor Sen. Mark Kirk's service in retirement ceremony
    WASHINGTON — A military retirement ceremony was held Monday at the Pentagon for Sen. Mark Kirk, the Illinois Republican who spent 23 years in the Navy Reserve, his spokeswoman said. Kirk, who suffered a major stroke in January 2012, retired from...
  • The shape of things to come in Congress

    WASHINGTON -- The cost President Obama was willing to pay to avert another government shutdown -- wiping out protections against the sorts of financial excesses that greatly contributed to the Great Recession -- risks a divisive final two years of his...
  • Senate approves government spending bill, ending fear of shutdown

    Senate approves government spending bill, ending fear of shutdown
    The Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that ended any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall. With the holiday...
  • Senate approves $1.1-trillion spending bill after deadline battle

    Congress gave final approval to a $1.1-trillion spending bill to keep the government from shutting down, but not without a last-minute hitch when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz forced a rare Saturday session, defying party leaders’ efforts for smooth...
  • Senate approves budget, averts shutdown

    WASHINGTON After a day of tense maneuvering and partisan finger-pointing, the Senate approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion bill late Saturday to fund most of the federal government through September 2015. By a 56 to 40 vote, senators passed the same budget...