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  • A group of military veterans who took part in the "Million Veterans March" are furious that the Tea Party took over their demonstration for political reasons. The group was in Washington, D.C. to protest the closure of the World War II memorial during the federal government shut down, but claimed that they were apolitical and did not want the Tea Party to take part in the demonstration. The group wrote on their Facebook page that they were "disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain."
  • House Republicans forced a shutdown of the Federal Government after President Obama and Senate Democrats held firm in rejecting their extreme and unreasonable demands to gut Obamacare in exchange for keeping the government open. In a statement from the Rose Garden, President Obama said that Republicans have "shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health care to millions of Americans."

Federal Government Shutdown News & Opinion Articles

  • Shutdown talks may end Ryan's honeymoon with right wingMon Nov 09, 2015 | cnn.com
    After the tumultuous few weeks that led up to Paul Ryan taking over as the new House speaker, his first week on the job was a honeymoon from the Republican infighting that...
  • No shutdown, no default: Congress leaders, Obama back dealTue Oct 27, 2015 | bigstory.ap.org
    Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and the White House united Tuesday behind an ambitious budget and debt deal aimed at restoring a semblance of order...
  • The Odds of a Shutdown SpikeSun Sep 20, 2015 | politico.com
    I've been predicting since July that the irreconcilable differences between Democrats and Republicans on several key issues — only some of which have anything to do with...
  • Why the GOP Wants to Shut Down the Government Over Women's HealthMon Sep 14, 2015 | rollingstone.com
    The last time Republicans shut down the federal government, they were furious that uninsured Americans were being offered access to affordable, comprehensive health...
  • American democracy is doomedMon Mar 02, 2015 | vox.com
    America's constitutional democracy is going to collapse. Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a...
  • BrinkmanshipSat Feb 28, 2015 | economist.com
    THE countdown was a nail-biter. At midnight tonight, barring any sort of last-minute deal, around 30,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security were going to be...
  • The specter of shutdown that will haunt the Department of Homeland SecurityThu Feb 26, 2015 | washingtonpost.com
    In late 2013, Max Stier, the president and CEO of the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, testified in a hearing before Congress about the state of morale at the...
  • Senate passes spending bill, ends government shutdown threatSun Dec 14, 2014 | reuters.com
    The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative...
  • Ted Cruz Runs Against His Own Government ShutdownThu Jan 30, 2014 | thedailybeast.com
    Sunday, on CBS’ Face the Nation, the junior senator from the State of Oblivion said—and I’m not making this up—“I didn’t threaten to shut down the government the last time....
  • The GOP’s growing divideFri Dec 27, 2013 | washingtonpost.com
    The Republican Party, which should have the wind at its back, enters 2014 in disarray bordering on open warfare. President Obama and the Democrats have had, let’s face...

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