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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Senate delays vote on $1.1 trillion spending bill

    The Senate moved closer Friday to passing a $1.1 trillion bill to fund almost all of the government through most of 2015. But detractors on the left and the right were likely to delay final approval of the sweeping measure. The opponents, who have...
  • 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...
  • Local officials eye Homeland Security funding debate warily

    A political brawl over funding the Department of Homeland Security is troubling local officials in Maryland who rely on millions of dollars in agency grants for firefighter gear, emergency planning and training. The dispute, which could force hundreds of...
  • Obama's $4-trillion budget champions liberal priorities

    Obama's $4-trillion budget champions liberal priorities
    President Obama released a $4-trillion budget Monday with liberal priorities that have little chance of passage but will serve as an initial foray in negotiations with the new Republican Congress and help define the Democratic Party in the run-up to the...
  • 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,...
  • Much of Obama's legacy now hinges on going his own way

    The question that faced President Barack Obama as he delivered his sixth State of the Union address was whether his final two years in the White House can come close to repeating the successes of his first two. He has neither the Democratic majority...
  • 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...
  • 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...