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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)

U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
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  • Dana Milbank: Could a GOP Congress be a big benefit for Obama?

    WASHINGTON — The walls seem to be closing in on the Obama presidency. Iraq and Syria are overrun with terrorists. Violence is flaring in Ukraine and on Israel's borders. A humanitarian crisis is developing on our own southern border, but...
  • For Senate leaders, conflicts take a personal turn and play out in public

    WASHINGTON Four minutes after the Senate returned from its Fourth of July recess this week, Harry Reid laced into Mitch McConnell. Senate Republican leaders were throwing a "temper tantrum," Reid told the Senate. Their conduct was "outrageous." Once...
  • Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess

    Congress has heavy workload but limited time before summer recess
    Congress started July - its last full working month before the November election - with a full plate. But it may not have the appetite to handle it all. At the top of lawmakers' to-do list is passing at least temporary funding for the Highway Trust...
  • Boehner not optimistic Congress will be able to resolve border crisis

    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he doesn't have "as much optimism as I'd like to have" that a bill to address the flood of Central American children crossing into the U.S. will get through the GOP-controlled chamber before the end...
  • Oscar Y. Harward: Happy Birthday America, but can we survive?

    Our Founding Fathers, fed up with an out-of-control government, departed their native countries moving to America. Their home governments were seizing their freedoms. Our Founding Fathers were determined to form a new and boundless nation. On July 4,...
  • Feeling good, America?

    This week's news that the economy had shrunk by 2.9 percent in the first three months of the year recalls one of former President Ronald Reagan's most memorable political lines: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" And so, we ask: How are...
  • Seven plus seven, and entering the Governor's office, equals no test of gubernatorial power

    The controversial move to unlock Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office on a Sunday (his chief of staff called it outrageous) in order to deliver the budget the state Senate and House of Delegates finally agreed up may have been sparked by some simple arithmetic....
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for June 28: Recycle bins; Assisted living; Confetti poppers

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for June 28: Recycle bins; Assisted living; Confetti poppers
    Recycle bins "I was surprised to read in Wednesday's Gazette that the savings from the new recycling service, although sizable, are so small. In the case of James City County, $450,000 in savings from the previous contract of $958,000 per annum. Service...
  • The fall of the House of Cantor? Hardly.

    From all the hand-wringing over soon-to-be-former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's astonishing defeat in a GOP primary Tuesday in Virginia, you might think he had been a conciliatory figure determined to keep the federal government on track even when...
  • Eric Cantor's loss highlights GOP divisions, suggests more gridlock

    Eric Cantor's loss highlights GOP divisions, suggests more gridlock
    House Republicans were in disarray Wednesday after the shocking defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a tea party novice brought the party's divisions back to the spotlight and further complicated an already difficult path for legislation. After...
  • Cantor's defeat has set off political shock waves

    Shock waves are understandably reverberating throughout the political world with the news that a tea party Republican running a campaign on a shoestring has slain a well-funded political Goliath, GOP House Leader Eric Cantor. I find it ironic that a...
  • Eric Cantor defeat by tea party shakes Republican politics to its core

    In a shocking political defeat guaranteed to upend Republican Party politics, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia lost his primary election Tuesday to a tea party newcomer who hammered the No. 2 leader for backing aspects of immigration reform....