Government Shutdown 2013

Ski industry sees no immediate impact on season because of National Forest Service furloughs

DENVER — A group representing the nation’s ski industry said Monday it expects no major impact on this year’s ski season because of federal furloughs, even though about a third of the more than 350 re...

via Associated Press October 7

Ski industry sees no immediate impact on season because of National Forest Service furloughs

DENVER — A group representing the nation’s ski industry said Monday it expects no major impact on this year’s ski season because of federal furloughs, even though about a third of the more than 350 re...

via Associated Press October 7

At least 24,000 federal workers file for unemployment in DC, Maryland during shutdown

WASHINGTON — Furloughed federal government workers have filed more than 10,000 claims for unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia as the government shutdown has persisted nearly a week. D.C....

via Associated Press October 7

Don’t slam D.C. for the shutdown, America: You sent these wackos here.

All the crazy dysfunction responsible for this absurd impasse? That’s been imported here from the rest of the country.

via Petula Dvorak October 7

Five ways the government shutdown is slowing down small businesses

It has been a rough week for firms inside the beltway and those located near any one of the national parks.

via J.D. Harrison October 7

Prince William County might offer relief from car tax during shutdown

Supervisor W.S. Covington III said he has been inundated with calls worrying about paying property tax.

via Jeremy Borden October 7

Civilian faculty return to work at Naval Academy after absence due to government shutdown

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Classes are returning to normal at the U.S. Naval Academy as all civilian faculty return after being furloughed last week due to the partial federal government shutdown. Cmdr. John Sc...

via Associated Press October 7

White House official says Obama would accept short-term agreement on debt ceiling

Aide says President Obama would use short-term agreement to avert crisis, but won’t make policy changes.

via Zachary A. Goldfarb October 7

Lockheed will trim furlough to 2,400, as Pentagon recalls most civilian workers

As the Pentagon puts most of its civilians back to work, the defense firm is trimming its furlough to 2,400.

via Marjorie Censer October 7

Marc Thiessen: Why did the GOP surrender the spending fight?

The GOP shouldn’t surrender the spending fight.

via Marc A. Thiessen October 7

Shutdown impact: Defense workers return, while major contractor continues with furloughs

WASHINGTON — A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But vaca...

via Associated Press October 7

The stuff of government work is stacking up during shutdown: Trash, germs and a frozen eagle

WASHINGTON — Across America the government’s work is piling up, and it’s not just paperwork. It’s old tires and red Solo cups littering a stretch of river in Nebraska. Food poisoning microbes awaiting...

via Associated Press October 7

Shutdown spawns vacuum in farm market information; halts government farm payments

WICHITA, Kan. — When Tim Peterson finished planting his 900 acres of winter wheat last week, the usually market-savvy Kansas farmer unexpectedly found himself struggling to make critical marketing dec...

via Associated Press October 7

Robert Samuelson: The shutdown is a triumph of ideology

The politics of self-esteem is paralyzing America.

via Robert J. Samuelson October 6

One dead, two injured in Metro tunnel explosion

Fire and explosion leave a contractor dead, two Metro workers injured

via Dana Hedgpeth|Luz Lazo October 6

Fred Hiatt: The shutdown of good governance

Why can’t government govern?

via Fred Hiatt October 6

Ford’s ‘Laramie Project’ will go on — but maybe not at the famous theater

The famous theater and the play are victims of the government shutdown.

via Nelson Pressley October 6

Key economic events for the week of Oct. 7

The minutes of the Federal Reserve’s las meeting are due out this week, along with updates on consumer credit and retail sales.

via Amrita Jayakumar October 6

Shutdown’s effects — and blame — have a wide reach

While I am very happy to read in The Post that Congress probably will “pay back” furloughed federal workers after the shutdown fiasco has ended [“Bills would grant missed pay to federal workers,” news...

via October 6

In Virginia governor’s race, McAuliffe calls on Cuccinelli to denounce shutdown, Cruz

McAuliffe calls on Cuccinelli to denounce federal government shutdown

via Ben Pershing October 6

Veteran D.C. tour guide struggles to keep 80 eighth-graders occupied during shutdown

Mount Vernon was open Sunday for 80 kids, but the shutdown poses problems for the rest of the week

via Amy Brittain October 6

Boehner, White House harden stances as shutdown continues, potential default nears.

A defiant Speaker John Boehner said there are not enough votes in the house to pass a “clean” debt-limit bill.

via Lori Montgomery October 6

Idled workers find places to pass the time during government shutdown

They sought governments jobs for stability during tough times. Now they can’t work. So what’s next?

via Robert Samuels|Pamela Constable|Hamil R. Harris October 6

D.C. food truck operators feel the pinch of a government shutdown

They rely heavily on federal workers to keep their businesses afloat.

via Tim Carman October 6

Shutdown impact: Travelers, homebuyers among the first to lose, Guard training cancelled

WASHINGTON — A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But vaca...

via Associated Press October 6

The shutdown’s losers and not-quite losers

No one looks good as the shutdown enters its second week, but some are looking better than others.

via Chris Cillizza October 6

Don’t blame me, state lawmakers, Midwest GOP leaders plead as they dodge flak from shutdown

LANSING, Mich. — Republicans in the Midwest would like you to know something about the government shutdown that closed the national parks and put 800,000 workers on the street: They had nothing to do...

via Associated Press October 6

Obamacare won’t be a job-killing catastrophe

It won’t be the job killer the GOP makes it out to be.

via Editorial Board October 5

Dr. Gridlock’s traffic, transit tips: Drivers, Metro riders measure shutdown differently

Official calculations provide only rough ideas about individual experiences with commuting.

via Robert Thomson October 5

Pentagon will order almost all furloughed civilian employees back to work

House also passes bill offering full pay for time federal employees are not at work during shutdown.

via Zachary A. Goldfarb|Craig Whitlock|Jeff Simon October 5

Shutdown’s roots lie in deeply embedded divisions in America’s politics

Deep

via Dan Balz October 5

Metro contractor killed, 2 workers injured in Red Line fire

Transit agency closes five stations in core of downtown. Some riders frustrated with track work.

via Dana Hedgpeth|Luz Lazo October 5

Dozens of D.C. nonprofits serving children lose funding during government shutdown

D.C. non-profits were supposed to receive millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grant payments on Oct. 1

via Emma Brown October 5

Some longtime Republican donors are unnerved by the GOP’s shutdown strategy

The growing unease among some underscores the deepening divisions over the ascendant tea party wing.

via Tom Hamburger|Matea Gold October 5

Rangers enforce shutdown of private hotel on Blue Ridge Parkway that rents federal property

WAYNESVILLE, N.C. — Conservative activists protested Saturday outside a private hotel and restaurant forced to close during the partial federal government shutdown because it leases a federal governme...

via Associated Press October 5

Scenes from the shutdown bear marks of stagecraft as players try to gain edge on opponents

On the National Mall, barricades bar tourists from entering the Lincoln Memorial. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers sit down at a negotiating table across from chairs left empty to symbolize the no-show oppo...

via Associated Press October 5

Obama says he doesn’t expect Congress to breach debt ceiling deadline without raising cap

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he doesn’t expect Congress to breach the deadline to increase the nation’s borrowing limit. He says he’s willing to negotiate changes to his signature health c...

via Associated Press October 5

2 Iowa Republicans in adjacent US House districts symbolize national quarrel in their party

DES MOINES, Iowa — U.S. Reps. Steve King and Tom Latham represent adjoining congressional districts in Iowa, and are devout Republicans. Yet in philosophy and style, they couldn’t be further apart on...

via Associated Press October 5

Sensing a political opportunity, Democrats, Republicans race to use shutdown for 2014 leverage

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats have wasted little time trying to use the first federal government shutdown in a generation for political advantage ahead of next year’s midterm elections, seizi...

via Associated Press October 5

Shutdown impact: Travelers, homebuyers among the first to lose, Guard training cancelled

WASHINGTON — A government shutdown is having far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others. Mail is being delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits continue to flow. But vaca...

via Associated Press October 5

In Texas, some federal employees still hailing Ted Cruz _ even as they start missing paychecks

HOUSTON — Thanks to Texas’ new senator, Dale Huls is out of a job — at least for now. Yet Huls has never been prouder that he voted for him. “Without Ted Cruz this doesn’t happen,” said Huls, a NASA...

via Associated Press October 5

Hillary Clinton says government shutdown is a sign of ‘scorched earth’ politics

CLINTON, N.Y. — Hillary Rodham Clinton is deriding the partial government shutdown, saying dysfunction and gridlock are emblematic of too many people in politics choosing “scorched earth over common g...

via Associated Press October 4

Shutdown trash builds as Mall tourists find locked restrooms, brimming trash cans

Shutdown refuse builds as Mall tourists face shuttered restroms and brimming trashcans

via Michael E. Ruane|Pamela Constable|Victoria St. Martin October 4

So far on Capitol Hill, no end in sight over shutdown

Resolving the crisis remains a politically difficult task for Democrats and Republicans.

via Paul Kane|Josh Hicks October 4

GOP, Democrats slow to budge on strategies to overcome shutdown

The GOP aims to restore some funding, but Democrats want all or nothing.

via Zachary A. Goldfarb October 4

For Ted Yoho, government shutdown is ‘the tremor before the tsunami’

Feeling little heat from House leaders or his district, Fla. congressman says he won’t vote to raise the debt ceiling.

via David A. Fahrenthold October 4

Market indexes end the week lower with investors nervous over federal shutdown

U.S. stocks rebounded Friday, but major stock indexes ended the week lower as a federal government shutdown continued for a fourth day, with no sign of an end to a budget stalemate in Washington. The...

via Angela Moon October 4

Shutdown transforms White House operations, foreign policy outreach

The shutdown has hit the White House hard, as it seeks to balance foreign policy, domestic politics

via October 4

President Obama must work hard to reengage with Asia

Obama can do three things to fix relations after his canceled trip.

via Matthew P. Goodman|Michael Green October 4

Kathleen Parker: Obama’s monumental mistake in the shutdown

Playing politics with the greatest generation was a dumb move.

via Kathleen Parker| October 4
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