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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers

    New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers
    A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open...
  • Congress OKs measure to cut helicopter noise in L.A. County

    Congress OKs measure to cut helicopter noise in L.A. County
    For years, residents across Los Angeles County have complained about noise from low-flying helicopters, some of them carrying sightseers, paparazzi and even real estate agents. But new legislation, tucked into the massive federal spending bill approved by...
  • Why do conservatives want to bail out Obamacare?

    In my Bloomberg View column this week, I argued that Republicans should work to pass a law to prevent the abuse of Obamacare's "risk corridors." Designed properly, risk corridors can be a useful way to spread risk among the insurers who participate in...
  • Boehner on 'Tonight Show': Shutdown was a 'predictable disaster'

    House Speaker John A. Boehner called last fall’s government shutdown a “very predictable disaster” that he warned his fellow Republicans to avoid, but ultimately went along with it at the behest of colleagues intent on a standoff with...
  • John Boehner on Jay Leno: The Second Guest, Not the First

    Perhaps the most surprising thing about House Speaker John Boehner's appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Thursday was that he was the second guest, not the first. That prime position went to Matt LeBlanc, star of Showtime's "Episodes." Leno...
  • Speaker John Boehner tells Leno he favors Jeb Bush in 2016

    Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner made his first ever appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Thursday, just to get some facetime with Leno before he leaves the show on Feb. 6. "I go to bed at 10 o'clock. I heard the show was...
  • Ukraine justice minister threatens to impose state of emergency

    Ukraine justice minister threatens to impose state of emergency
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's justice minister threatened retaliation Monday as protesters continued to occupy one of the ministry's buildings in central Kiev in a bid to shut down the government of President Viktor Yanukovich. “If, within half an...
  • In State of the Union, Obama focuses on America's economic divide

    WASHINGTON — Hoping to leave a bruising year in the rearview mirror, President Obama vowed Tuesday to work with Congress when possible but around it when necessary to push ahead with a series of mostly modest steps aimed at helping low- and middle-...
  • Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address

    Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address
    President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to call for a renewed focus on families struggling through the nation's fickle economic recovery, repeatedly warning lawmakers that his administration intends to work around Congress...
  • State of the Union: A call for collaboration by the president

    Two themes dominated the advance speculation about President Obama's State of the Union address: that he would hammer away at income inequality and joblessness, and that, despairing of cooperation with congressional Republicans, he would defiantly trumpet...
  • House GOP, choosing battles, to let debt limit go without a fight?

    House GOP, choosing battles, to let debt limit go without a fight?
    As House Republicans head off to their annual retreat in Maryland, Politico reports that one item that had been expected to dominate the strategizing -- what to do about the debt limit -- may already be settled. According to the site's Jake Sherman...