But noted President Obama has a big trump card: veto.
Setting up another potential standoff over government funding. “If they want to be the lead team of shutting down the government, that’s what they’re going to have to do,” Reid said.
What life was like in the United States this year according to maps.
The Arizona congressional delegation asked the federal government to pay back the $465,000 it spent to open the Grand Canyon for five days during the shutdown.
The Texas senator who led the charge to shut down the federal government for more than two weeks made his late night debut Friday on “The Tonight Show.”
“I’ve been part of a number of bipartisan groups talking about, ‘OK, well, if we give this plan from the Democrat perspective, what don’t you like about it, what do you like about it’ … So that’s been a real positive out of all of this, all sides working together,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger said of the shutdown.
The shutdown is officially over.
The government shutdown has ended, and the National Zoo’s Panda Cam will be back today. The Smithsonian Museum will also reopen today, with the National Zoo will reopening tomorrow, Oct. 18.
Why the battle in January could be much worse than the one that just ended.
After the Senate votes to reopen the government, President Obama tries to move on from weeks of crisis.
Congress passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to end the partial government shutdown after 16 days and avoid default. President Obama quickly signed it into law.
“According to the Army Corps of Engineers, 160 million taxpayer dollars will be wasted because of canceled contracts if this language is not included,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander, one of the authors of the language. The project has long had the backing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as well.
The Republican civil war plays out on Fox News’ primetime lineup.
Strong words from the Arizona Senator.
UPDATE: The Houston Chronicle’s editorial board has published a statement clarifying their stance on the senator from Texas. “Cruz has been part of the problem,” writes the Houston Chronicle editorial board.
Sixteen days after the shutdown began, Senate leaders have come to an agreement. It’s unclear whether the House will pass it.
House Republican leaders agree to fund government through Dec. 15, allowing contraception foes another crack at blocking Obamacare.
The video of an exchange between Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen and GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz over Republican rule changes spread like wildfire this weekend. GOP leaders are hanging on by their fingernails.
Strategists of all stripes scratch their heads as fiscal fight lumbers on.
Truckers frustrated by the shutdown slowed traffic around the Capital Beltway to 15 miles per hour.
Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York, Jan Brewer of Arizona and Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota announced Friday their states would pay to reopen the national parks.
Plus a man eating a wheel of brie on his subway commute, the amazing story behind surprise pop stars Ylvis, and Nic Cage gets named the greatest actor in the world.
Starting Saturday, lottery winners won’t be paid until the shutdown ends.
“No support until they solve debt ceiling and shutdown in an appropriate fashion. The implications for 2014 are real and very troubling,” warns Wylde.
“This is the intersection of a stupid train running into a dynamite pile of stupid,” the D.C. Central Kitchen’s development director said.
“Republicans in Congress say their government shutdown is an ‘epic battle.’ I fought in six epic battles, fighting the Nazis. Congressmen, your shutdown is not an epic battle. It’s bad governance,” 91-year-old veteran Redge Ranyard says. The partisan shutdown fight over veterans heats up.
The president slammed Republicans for the government shutdown in four television interviews conducted at the White House on Wednesday while defending the rollout of Obamacare, which has been plagued by technical problems.