Government Shutdown

The GOP's Midterm Strategy Is as Hollow as Their Ideas Are
Meanwhile, Democrats are running on Obamacare—they're just not calling it that
August 22, 2014 7:00 AM

Meanwhile, Democrats are running on Obamacare—they're just not calling it that.

Why Mitch McConnell Is Promising A Government Shutdown Fight—And Why It's Crazy
August 20, 2014

Republicans may find themselves at the height of their power under Obama, just as Obama reaches the point where he has the least to lose by calling their bluff.

The Three Reasons Republicans Might Actually Impeach Obama in Spite of Themselves
July 30, 2014

Republicans are much more likely to do stupid things like impeach a president without cause. Period. 

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.

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