Government Shutdown

Government shutdowns have become a regular topic of conversation in Washington D.C. for the last few years. While many thought the talk of shutting down the government would have ended with Speaker of the House John Boehner’s retirement, politicians are still continuing to use it as a threat, and congressional gridlock is becoming rather normal. The […]

The government shutdown in October lasted 16 days and cost at least $24 billion, and there are fears another one may be coming on Jan. 15.…

What went wrong for Republicans in their recent showdown with the president and Democrats over the debt ceiling and funding the government? “We picked the…

After 16 tense days in Washington, D.C., the government shutdown is officially over. President Barack Obama signed a bill to re-open the government and raise…

Senate leaders announced today that they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown in time to avoid a possible U.S. default.  Details on the agreement that was formally announced on the senate floor at noon today are scant but CNN reports that the government could open as soon as midnight tomorrow. It will […]

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), benefits, formerly known as food stamps, were restored on October 12 after the main Xerox data center that processes EBT (Electronic Benefit…

Roland Martin finds it funny that the Tea Party has not questioned Sen. Ted Cruz’s citizenship, even though the Texas lawmaker, who has an American-born mother, was…

Negotiations to end the U.S. government shutdown, now in its third week, were making significant progress in the Senate just days before the government exhausts…

House Republican leaders pressed demands Tuesday for negotiations with Senate Democrats and President Obama over bills to fund the government and raise the federal debt…

Fox & Friends co-host Anna Kooiman fell hook, line and sinker for a fake story that claimed President Barack Obama is personally funding “The International Museum…