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Some of the claims being made about what happens to the federal government when there is a funding lapse are almost hysterical – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) even claimed that a shutdown would be “as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the …
The Foundry · 9/30/2013
WASHINGTON — The first shutdown of the U.S. government in 17 years began early Tuesday as Congress bickered and bungled an effort to fund federal agencies due to a bitter ideological standoff over Obamacare. The embarrassing disruption that an angry ...
New York Daily News · 10/1/2013
No national parks. No Smithsonian. (And no Panda Cam.) No new small business loans, no tax audits, no way to check that the employee you want to hire is a citizen. The government officially shut down at midnight Oct. 1. Hundreds of thousands of federal ...
NBC Washington 4 · ByCarissa Dimargo · 9/30/2013
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As the government faces its first shutdown since 1995-1996, the standoff between the Obama administration and Republicans over the federal budget is occurring in a different public opinion environment than when President Bill Clinton faced off with the GOP ...
Pew Research Center · 9/30/2013
The single, easiest way to keep track of all the stocks that matter... Your own personalized stock watchlist! It's a 100% FREE Motley Fool service... Click Here Now The U.S. government has now been "shut down" for 12 days straight. It may open for …
The Motley Fool · ByRich Smith · 10/12/2013
Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government began its first partial shutdown in 17 years, idling as many as 800,000 federal employees, closing national parks and halting some services after Congress failed to break a partisan deadlock by a midnight deadline.
Bloomberg · ByRoxana Tiron ,Richard Rubin andKathleen Hunter · 10/1/2013
I can’t claim to be 100 percent certain about this, but I’m pretty sure that nobody in modern U.S. history has ever explicitly threatened to shut down the government, or claimed credit for a government shutdown after the fact. House Speaker John ...
New Republic · 8/28/2014
It looks like the House of Representatives may pass a short-term extension of the debt ceiling but not address the ongoing government shutdown. This might mean a perverse outcome — a government shutdown that lasts longer because the prospect of a ...
Yahoo Finance · 10/10/2013
If Congress doesn’t pass a bill to fund the government past Friday and doesn’t get President Barack Obama to sign it by midnight Thursday, there will be a government shutdown for the second time in as many years. Republicans received the blame for …
International Business Times · ByH.koplowitz andHoward Koplowitz · 12/8/2014
In case of a government shutdown, the government would continue to spend on ... of powers between the forces of spending restraint and those of spending growth. Mr. McGinnis is a law professor at Northwestern University. Mr. Rappaport is a law professor ...
Wall Street Journal · 12/30/2014