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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • This time, Obama's budget matters

    This time, Obama's budget matters
    When President Barack Obama releases his budget Monday, the words "dead on arrival" will be widely incanted because they are part of a quasi-religious Beltway ritual. This year, those words will be misleading. No one expects Obama's budget to be...
  • President Obama's budget: More taxes, more spending, same message

    President Obama's budget: More taxes, more spending, same message
    President Obama is scheduled to release his latest annual budget proposal Monday, and critics -- OK, Republicans -- are already complaining that Obama wants to spend too much and tax too much. But just as much of the $4-trillion budget is on autopilot,...
  • GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama

    GOP's unchanging game plan: Gang up on Obama
    The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term president." That goal got a...
  • The government shutdown du jour

    The government shutdown du jour
    Reprising a scene that lawmakers have acted out too often in the last four years, Congress is heading for a partial government shutdown this week because of a Republican attempt to repeal one of President Obama's high-profile initiatives. The fight this...
  • Republicans must govern

    Republicans must govern
    Congress needs to get its act together. I believe the American electorate last November gave the Republicans the power to govern. Now, House Speaker John Boehner is preparing for a potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown later this month, and...
  • A Homeland Security shutdown? It's on you, Speaker Boehner

    A Homeland Security shutdown? It's on you, Speaker Boehner
    Last November, voters elected Republican majorities to both chambers of Congress. So if the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shuts down over a budget impasse between the House and Senate, it will be the fault of … Senate Democrats? That's...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz seeks role of 'disruptive app'; some colleagues would hit delete

    Sen. Ted Cruz seeks role of 'disruptive app'; some colleagues would hit delete
    On a gray wintry day outside the Capitol, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stood on the grassy East Lawn and denounced President Obama’s plan to temporarily defer deportation for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. Gathered to hear the senator...
  • Homeland Security officials scramble to prepare for shutdown

    Homeland Security officials scramble to prepare for shutdown
    As the clock ran out on the Department of Homeland Security’s budget Friday, managers at offices across the country scrambled to make plans for thousands of furloughs and service cuts. Training centers for air marshals, Secret Service officers,...
  • Senate GOP concedes on Homeland Security bill; when will the House?

    Senate GOP concedes on Homeland Security bill; when will the House?
    If you don't have the votes to get a bill passed, do you: a) Wait for people to change their minds; b) Rewrite the bill and try again; or c) Break something on the theory that it will persuade your opponents to cave? This is the question...
  • McConnell outlines potential plan to avert Homeland Security shutdown

    McConnell outlines potential plan to avert Homeland Security shutdown
    Eager to spare his party political blame for a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would attempt to pass a funding bill that is free of provisions targeting President Obama’s...
  • Bob Carr, wage theft and mental health: Letters

    Bob Carr, wage theft and mental health: Letters
    Bob Carr's demise Monday evening, we were entertained by a one-night event, "In The Mood," at the Bob Carr Theater. Considering the big-band sound, the singers and dancers, I rate the group an "A." The Bob Carr? A solid "D." Orlando likes to think...