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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill

    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...
  • Firebrand Senator Ted Cruz apologizes for U.S. spending bill ruckus

    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Tea Party firebrand who nearly provoked the second government shutdown in a little over a year, on Tuesday apologized to his fellow Republicans for a strategy that backfired. A Cruz spokeswoman said the senator apologized...
  • Barney Frank on practically everything

    Long a legislative lion for Democrats, Barney Frank retired from Congress two years ago. But he remains famously shrewd and caustic, feisty and funny, as well as the most prominent gay politician in the nation. With current roiling debate over the...
  • 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...
  • 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...