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Poll: Who would be blamed for government shutdown?

Alan Grayson's New Bill Would Shut Down The Government Shutdowns. By Anomaly on September 28, 2015. Facebook; Twitter; Google+; Total: 0. For this and other creative solutions, we can always count on Rep. Alan Grayson: “With a 

When asked Sunday morning whether or not there would be a government shutdown soon, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) had an emphatic answer — "no." Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," Boehner said he expected the 

Rand Paul (R-KY) has a plan to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood that would allow Republicans to blame Democrats for their shutdown.

Waste: The last shutdown in 2013 literally cost the government about $125 million PER DAY that the government was shut down. That money was spent on back pay for federal workers who DID. NOT. WORK. We approve of 

The potential shutdown comes two years after the last government shutdown, which lasted 16 days in October 2013. During that shutdown, half the roughly 14,500 civilian workers on Fort Bragg were put on indefinite furlough, and soldiers and their

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Posted by - September 29, 2015 at 1:53 pm

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US Congress votes to end government shutdown

After 15 days of a government shutdown and on the eve of when the country was set to lose its borrowing authority, Congress passed legislation to fund the government and avert a default Wednesday night. President Obama later signed the bill, officially 

The government shutdown ground Washington to a halt for 16 days, furloughed hundreds of thousands of federal workers, and put the spotlight on various political players, many of whom weren't exactly household names 

After 15 days of a government shutdown and on the eve of when the country was set to lose its borrowing authority, Congress passed legislation to fund the government and avert a default Wednesday night. President Obama later signed the bill, officially 

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pleased with the deal on the government shutdown and debt ceiling unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

AND, because of the shut down, the government spent about $30 billion less than it normally does (20% reduction in normal expenditures), thus theoretically requiring less taxes. That is a $6 billion net gain to the overall economy because of the shutdown.

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Posted by - October 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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Open for business: Government shutdown, default averted

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that President Barack Obama is pleased with the deal on the government shutdown and debt ceiling unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

After 14 days, the number of agencies operating as usual is dwindling – and many more face closure if a deal isn't done.

The government shutdown ground Washington to a halt for 16 days, furloughed hundreds of thousands of federal workers, and put the spotlight on various political players, many of whom weren't exactly household names 

If the goal of the government shutdown was to help taxpayers by curbing government spending and boosting the economy, supporters of the idea got it all wrong. As the dust settles, economists are adding up the collateral damage. The results aren't pretty:.

Eighteen Senate Republicans vote against the deal to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling, which passed 81-18. Marco Rubio voted against the Senate bill to re-open the government. Here's the breakdown of the 'no' votes (a full breakdown of 

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Posted by - October 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

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Government shutdown: Democrats push Boehner to move forward

With just hours to go until a government shutdown, Congressmen couldn't seem to agree on much except the fact that drinks were in order. Reporters tweeted Monday night that they could smell booze on the lawmakers 

WASHINGTON — Democrats used both diplomacy and trash talk to urge House Speaker John A. Boehner to abandon his tea party flank Wednesday and pass a no-strings-attached bill to reopen the federal government, as attention turned to the broader fight 

UPDATE: The National Park Service allowed World War II veterans to visit their memorial on the National Mall Wednesday despite the government shutdown. The decision — the park service said their visits now constitute protected “First Amendment

The federal government's fiscal year officially ended at midnight on September 30. The House and Senate have not been able to reconcile their differences in time to pass a spending bill to fund the federal government into the new fiscal year. Also, the

Government agencies were directed to "execute plans for an orderly shutdown" late Monday as Congress failed to pass a funding bill that would prevent the disruption of some government services. The Office of Management 

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Posted by - October 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

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Washington braces for prolonged government shutdown

The government is hours away from its first shutdown since 1996. Here's why it would be awful:

WASHINGTON — The effect of the partial government shutdown began hitting businesses Tuesday, with the potential for bigger problems if federal agencies remained closed more than a few days. A budget stalemate left many agencies with no money, 

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate played ping-pong with funding for the federal government Monday night, hours before cash for much of Uncle Sam's operations was due to run out. The GOP-led House passed its 

WASHINGTON — The effect of the partial government shutdown began hitting businesses Tuesday, with the potential for bigger problems if federal agencies remained closed more than a few days. A budget stalemate left many agencies with no money, 

The U.S. government is a complete mess. Congress could not even perform its basic constitutional duty to fund the government and had to shut down most of the..

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