Post Politics: Government Shutdown


Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/28/2014

More members respond to inquiries about shutdown pay

More lawmakers respond and reach out after The Post first published data Thursday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Government Shutdown, House Democrats, House Republicans, Senate Democrats, Senate Republicans

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Democrats say shutdown hurt jobs report; conservatives see vindication

Some Republicans are suggesting the 204,000 jobs created in October shows the shutdown wasn’t that bad.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, jobs

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Democratic group’s ads target Boehner, McConnell

The ads note that the government shutdown cost the country $24 billion and blames the GOP leaders.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Government Shutdown

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Boehner concedes ‘we just didn’t win’

“We fought the good fight; we just didn’t win,” the House Speaker said in an interview on a local radio station.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:54 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Tea party groups denounce Senate plan

FreedomWorks, Club for Growth, and Tea Party Patriots have all asked Republican lawmakers to oppose the Senate deal.

By Matea Gold and Aaron Blake  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Reid announces deal to avoid default, end shutdown

“In the end, political adversaries set aside their disagreements to prevent that disaster,” Reid said of a potential government default.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:59 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Cruz will not delay timing of vote

The Texas senator said “delaying this vote would not accomplish anything,” though he made clear he would oppose the deal.

By Jackie Kucinich, Rosalind S. Helderman and Aaron Blake  |  12:48 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Majority of GOP not worried about debt ceiling lapse

A new Pew Research Center poll shows a majority of Republicans and many independents are just fine with the idea of not raising the debt limit by the Treasury Department’s deadline of Oct. 17.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Reid rejects latest House offering

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) rejected the emerging House plan in a Senate floor speech about 90 minutes after reports first emerged about the new proposal being floated by Speaker John A. Boehner’s leadership team.

By Paul Kane  |  11:46 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Boehner says no final decisions on new debt plan

After an unusually long House GOP huddle, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters that no final decisions had been made on advancing their own debt plan, a sign that the new draft’s passage was in doubt.

By Paul Kane and Lori Montgomery  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 10/15/2013

House GOP plan will add two-year repeal of medical device tax

It also will include a provision eliminating the employer health-care contribution for members of Congress and White House officials.

By Anjuman Ali  |  10:04 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Boehner ally Cole predicts deal is nearing

Cole says a deal could be in place to raise the debt ceiling for a few weeks and to reopen the government by the end of next week.

By Anjuman Ali  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Ted Cruz faces hecklers

“The nice thing is the left will always, always, always tell you who they fear,” Cruz said after one of the interruptions. “And they fear you.“

By Sean Sullivan  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Ted Cruz

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Conservative groups won’t penalize members for backing debt limit deal

Heritage Action and Club for Growth say they won’t key vote the measure.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:46 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013

White House faces an insurrection over metaphors

A War on Metaphors at the White House

By Scott Wilson  |  02:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/10/2013

One national park in the U.S. remains open -- in New Jersey

Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park is open because the National Park Service has not yet acquired the land.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Narional Parks

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 10/09/2013

House votes for death benefits, but Defense reaches agreement with donor

The bill is expected to be ignored by the Senate.

By Ed O'Keefe and Aaron Blake  |  11:04 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/09/2013

Ryan wants ‘modest’ entitlement, tax code reform

Ryan appears to be seeking middle ground between the GOP’s insistence on Obamacare reforms and the WH’s no-negotiation stance.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 10/09/2013

House Democrats invited to White House today to confer on shutdown, debt ceiling

Senate Democrats, House Republicans and Senate Republicans will be invited for similar meetings in the coming days, a White House official said.

By Philip Rucker  |  08:42 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Government Shutdown, White House

Posted at 06:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Putin: Obama was right to skip summits

By Anne Gearan  |  06:40 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Congress, Fiscal Cliff, Government Shutdown, President Obama, shutdown, White House

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 10/07/2013

GOP Rep.: ‘We’re not French. We don’t surrender.’

Rep. Pete Sessions had this remark for a man who was pressing him to support a clean CR during a visit to the World War II.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:35 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Obama visits FEMA to pressure Boehner on budget stalemate

Obama plans to call on GOP House leaders to bring a “clean continuing resolution” for a vote on Monday.

By Philip Rucker  |  12:58 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 10/07/2013

‘AMBER Alert’ Web site down, but system still running

“It’s all functioning,” Patti Davis, communications director for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, said in an e-mail.

By Vincent Bzdek  |  10:51 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/04/2013

In shutdown mode, Obama and Biden opt for take out

The president and vice president walked to lunch -- and sent a political message.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Poll: Republicans in Congress hit new low

The 17 percent who approve is the lowest number on record in Quinnipiac’s polling.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Obama: ‘I shouldn’t have to offer anything’

“They’re not doing me a favor by paying for things that they have already approved for the government to do,” Obama tells NPR.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Nunes calls fellow House Republicans ‘Lemmings with suicide vests’

The California Republican had choice words for those willing to see the government shut down over Obamacare.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  05:11 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Obama to GOP: ‘Knock it off’

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  04:10 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Obama travels to the heartland to make economic case

The President will tour a Ford plant in Missouri designed to highlight the rebounding U.S. auto industry.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:21 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown, Obama

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/19/2013

WH threatens to veto House GOP bill blocking Obamacare

Even with the prospect of a government shutdown, the White House is not backing down.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government Shutdown