Christina Harrison

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Timeline: Congress' path to federal shutdown

1 / 2<p>Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks to reporters during the 14th day of the partial government shut down in Washington<p>Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks …

Health Care

Mississippi blues: The cost of rejecting Medicaid expansion

1 / 6<p>Dr. Pamela Banister poses while working at a clinic which is part of the Singing River Health System in Pascagoula, Mississippi<p>Dr. Pamela …

Health Care

Dems say it's time for GOP to unite, end shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama decided to stay home from economic summits in Asia as Democrats stepped up pressure on congressional …

Government Shutdown

Not Planning to Buy Health Insurance? Here’s What’s Going to Happen to You

It may seem like a clever idea to save yourself cash by not purchasing health insurance, but with Obamacare kicking in, you’ll have penalties to pay, …

Peter King: 25 Republicans May Vote Against Taking Up Spending Bill With Obamacare Provision

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said Monday that he will buck his party leadership and vote against bringing up a government-funding bill that includes a one-year delay of Obamacare. And, he said, there may be as many as 25 other Republicans ready to do the same.<p>Nearly all Republican …

House GOP Pleads For Funding For Kids With Cancer After Canceling Research For Kids With Cancer

WASHINGTON -- The politics behind the government shutdown reached a new level of absurdity on Thursday as a group of conservative House Republicans -- the same ones refusing to fund the government unless Obamacare is delayed or defunded -- pleaded with Democrats to pass a bill only funding services …

Inside Obama's Game Plan For The Debt Limit

WASHINGTON -- Three senior Obama administration officials have made it abundantly clear that the president has no interest in budging from his position on the government shutdown or the looming debt ceiling fight.<p>The officials met with a handful of columnists and reporters on Thursday morning on …

Republican State Legislators Call For End To Shutdown

Some Republican state lawmakers are saying that the current federal government shutdown needs to end before it harms the country further.<p>The shutdown is hurting state and local governments, they told The Huffington Post, and while they understand a need to address Obamacare at the federal level, …

Debt Ceiling Standoff Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Default, Treasury Warns

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday released a report warning of potentially "catastrophic" damage should Congress fail to raise the debt ceiling and prevent the government from defaulting on its debt.<p>"A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic: …

We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Dysfunctional Congress

After a brief détente, chaos resumes on Capitol Hill.<p>WASHINGTON — Just when it seemed like politicians were kind of getting along, crazy season returned to Capitol Hill in full force Wednesday.<p>Although for the better part of three years, Congress has been unable to conduct even the most basic …