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Government shutdown news and analysis from The Nation
September 25, 2015
Breaking: John Boehner Leaving Congress, Speaker Post Before November
After years of clashing with far-right conservatives, Boehner’s situation apparently became untenable.
March 18, 2015
The One Sensible Budget in Washington
The importance of the Congressional Progressive Caucus's "The Peoples' Budget"
Katrina vanden Heuvel
February 27, 2015
With Shutdown Looming, House Republicans Propose 3 More Weeks of Misery
The House will vote Friday on a temporary measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security.
December 12, 2014
The Spending Bill’s Wall Street Giveaway Is Bad, but That’s Not All
Along with hobbling Dodd-Frank, the so-called “Cromnibus” assaults a number of important priorities.
October 8, 2013
Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle to Stay Open During Shutdown
Cut off from federal funding, programs serving abused women may be forced to close.
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October 7, 2013
Shutdown, Sequestered and Days of Awe
The state of things for people in poverty—made worse by the sequester and shutdown—should cause awe in every member of Congress.