Government Shutdown

What John Boehner Is Thinking in Suing Obama
July 08, 2014

Conservatives aren't thrilled with merely suing Obama—but letting him off the hook for not deporting more immigrants would be worse.

Republicans Have a Choice: Their Donors, Their Right-Wingers, or a Government Shutdown
June 27, 2014

There's almost no chance anyone will shut down government over the Export-Import bank, but if it happens, it will be John Boehner who does it.

What If Benghazi-Mania Is As Good As it Gets?
Today's political climate is poisonous. But things can be much worse—and probably will be.
June 23, 2014

Today's political climate is poisonous. But things can be much worse. And probably will be.

Republicans Probably Won't Force a Shutdown Before the Election. But After?
June 20, 2014

History and reason both suggest Republicans won't shut down the government before the election. They'll wait til after.

House Republicans Are So Mad at the EPA that They Might Force Another Shutdown
June 16, 2014

The last one didn't work out so great. But the EPA's new rule on carbon has conservatives threatening it again.

Right-wing Populism Could Hobble America for Decades
The tea party is going down. Dysfunction is not.
October 27, 2013

Even if the Tea Party flames out, right-wing populism could hobble America for decades. 

You Thought the Government Shutdown Was Over. You Were Wrong.
October 18, 2013

It was an awful time. Federal employees had to take unpaid furlough days. Beneficiaries were thrown off of federal programs. Courthouses had to be sold.

The New York Times Was Wrong: The Senate Is Still an Old Boys' Club
October 18, 2013

The New York Times story earlier this week on how “Senate Women Lead in Effort to Find Accord,” about a group of five women senators, left a bad taste in my mouth.

Is Ted Cruz Emerging from the Shutdown a Winner?
October 18, 2013

In the wake of the government shutdown, it’s clear that Senator Ted Cruz has angered some members of his own party.

Grover Norquist's Three Funniest Analogies for Ted Cruz
October 17, 2013

Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, came to the offices of The New Republic Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion on American politics and the future of the Republican Party.

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