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Why This Is Not Just 'Washington Breakdown,' in 3 Graphs (and 1 Story)

Tea Party members say they are expressing the public's will. Gee, if only there were some way to judge popular sentiment in a democracy.<p>From the <i>Washington Post</i> this morning:<p>The unfortunate story that leads the <i>WaPo</i> today, with the photo and headline shown here, represents a step backwards from an …

Shutdown Standoff: 'How Dare You,' And Other Views From Congress

The federal government has moved closer to the brink of a shutdown, as the House of Representatives approved a temporary funding bill Saturday night that the Senate and White House say has no chance of becoming law.<p>The House bill would avert the budget deadline at midnight Monday by funding the …

Shutdown nears as House passes funding bill that delays Obamacare

A government shutdown is more likely after House Republicans voted late Saturday to fund the government and delay "Obamacare" for a year, upping the ante in their fiscal showdown with President Barack Obama.<p>In spite of a veto threat from Obama, Republicans led by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, …

Federal employees to learn their shutdown status by Friday

WASHINGTON-- TheObamaadministration told union leaders Thursday morning that federal employees will know by the end of the week whether they can report to work Tuesday if the government shuts down.<p>Supervisors will tell employees informally by the end of the day Friday if they can expect to be …

With Shutdown Looming, House GOP Split over Obamacare Strategy

House Re­pub­lic­ans are di­vided over wheth­er to pur­sue a debt-ceil­ing vote be­fore or after act­ing on the Sen­ate’s re­vised con­tinu­ing …

Countdown To Shutdown: 6 Days

With just six days to go before the federal government is due to run out of money, it's becoming increasingly clear that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's fellow GOP colleagues aren't following his lead in the anti-Obamacare fight.<p>That fact alone raises the odds of avoiding a government shutdown next …