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Here Is the Short GOP Quote That Perfectly Defines the Shutdown

Forty-eight hours into the negotiations, one Republican stalwart's official position is that he has no idea what he's negotiating for.<p>The government shutdown debate used to be about something specific: Linking the government's funding to Obamacare's defunding. Now it's about something else. But …

The Shutdown Caucus Explains Itself

And the mind reels.<p>And the mind reels:<p>"We're not going to be disrespected," conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. "We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."<p>Derek Thompson has more. I do not.<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor or …

Reid's Tough Tactics In Shutdown Drama Draw Notice

As the leader of Senate Democrats, Harry Reid has been in a lot of fights — but this one may be different, in that Reid has drawn a line.<p>Throughout the weeks leading up to the shutdown, through four votes in the Senate with not a single defection from the Democratic caucus, and once again after the …

8 Million to 1: The Impressive Collateral-Damage Ratio for the Tea Party GOP

A few committed individuals can work wonders — unfortunately.<p>Roughly 320 million Americans are now being harmed at worst, inconvenienced at best, by the ongoing federal-government shutdown. All this at the behest of maybe 40 members of the House GOP, which when you think about it means a leverage …

MORGAN STANLEY: 'The Government Of The United States Is Not Going To Default'

However, most experts are now saying that the shutdown and budget debacle is just a sideshow to the real risk: the debt ceiling.<p>"The budget debate and the looming debt ceiling are two distinct issues: the former is related to appropriations authority and the later pertains to debt issuance …

Day 3 Of Shutdown: Both Sides Remain Dug In

On Wednesday, President Obama invited the top four congressional leaders to the White House for a chat. But after the meeting, no progress was reported on reopening the government. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers have been idled and services curbed across the country.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE …

GOP Donors Revolt Against Republican-Led Government Shutdown

Republican donors are pushing back against the Tea Party-led shutdown—and some are withholding funds. By David Freedlander.<p>On a Monday last month, …

Republicans Against the Republic

So you’re walking down the street, and a man steps in front of you with a gun. “Give me your money,” he says. “No,” you (perhaps stupidly) reply. …

Mystery Solved: Here’s Why Big Business Keeps Supporting Republicans Even as Republicans Destroy the Economy

Wondering why big business keeps supporting Republicans even as Republicans destroy the economy on which big business depends? Taxes, writes Daniel …

Of Course the GOP Isn’t Worried About Those Affected by the Shutdown

Jamelle Bouie on how the party’s view of the shutdown—as a ‘temporary inconvenience’—fits right in with its priorities.<p>For Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the …