The Obama Shut Downs



White House Blames Republicans for Pending Government Shutdown


Secret Fed Docs Show Obama Misled Congress, Public During Debt Limit Crises


Obama: There Will Be a Government ‘Shutdown Threat Two Weeks Before Christmas’


White House rules out shutdown negotiations

Senate passes funding bill to avert government shutdown 


Obama Uses Boehner Exit To Threaten Federal Shutdown This Fall


 President Obama’s Budget Makes Solyndra Tax Credit Permanent $66 billion for universal preschool over the next decade


 House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

Shutdown gambit shows Warren's influence


WH prepares feds for shutdown

Pelosi Threatens to Shut Down the Government

 Democrats balk at U.S. spending bill, raising shutdown risk


 Inflicting Pain for Political Gain, The Interior Department tries to conceal how it kept Mount Rushmore closed during the shutdown


Sequester Resulted in One Layoff Coburn: ‘Devastating to the credibility of Washington politicians and administration officials’


Border Patrol Shifted $7M From Border Fence to Salaries Government agencies largely avoided sequestration furloughs in 2013


Park Service Knew World War II Veterans Would Be Locked Out


Probe Finds White House Wanted to Make Sequestration as ‘Painful as Possible’ for Rural Schools


State Department Buys Million Dollar Granite Sculpture from Irish-Born Artist


 Running up the tab: State Dept. bought $180,000 in liquor before shutdown


National Park Service balks at shutdown planning


The odd October jobs report: The US government shutdown failed to shutdown the US economy


Federal Employees Receive Full Pay for Shutdown Period -- Even If They Didn't Work


From Shutdown to Amnesty


White House: Showdown Cost U.S. 120,000 Jobs

There Will Be No $24B Economic Loss From the Government Shutdown


Shutdown over, Obama hits the links

Watchdog demands to know why Obama renounced debt-limit power

Jack Lew on the debt ceiling crisis: This can never happen again

Obama: Washington 'has to change' after shutdown and debt ceiling crisis;  President repeats appeal for bipartisan co-operation later echoed by Hillary Clinton in Virginia campaign speech

Networks blamed shutdown on GOP in 41 stories --- 0 for Dems


Trey Gowdy exposes hypocrisy of National Park Service Director over memorial closures…


White House to Allow Tours Again

Video: Obama: Founding Fathers Would Not Have Approved

Obama to Republicans: 'Go Win an Election'

McConnell: No More Shutdowns Over Obamacare

Treasury Paid $6.2B in Fed Salaries, $2.8B in Insurance Premiums During Shutdown; 72% and 95% of Non-Shutdown Levels


Barack Obama to Congress: Time to Ignore 'Activists,' 'Bloggers,' and 'Talking Heads on Radio'

Obama Admin Had Attorneys During Shutdown Push HHS Abortion Mandate

Obama scolds Congress for 'unnecessary damage' upon government’s reopening

Obama Slams GOP, Bloggers, 'Talking Heads,' Lays Out Priorities  

Schumer: Dems Got Everything They Wanted; Republicans Got 'A Fig Leaf´'


Senate Deal Changes Rules For Future Debt Ceiling Increases, Congress Would Need Two-Thirds Majority To Stop Obama From Raising Borrowing Limit…

Senate Debt Deal Includes Provision Lessening Congress' Power On Debt Ceiling

White House: 'There are no winners here'

Senate leaders announce agreement to end shutdown, raise debt

Rep. McClintock: Obama Creating 'Constitutional Crisis' by Threatening Default

Park Service director blames threat of terrorism for closing Mall during shutdown

NPS Director Discussed Plan To Close Monuments With White House

Boehner Caves: Said To Agree To Senate Plan

Feds Removed Handles From 40 Public Water Pumps Along C&O Canal


AP Author Ed Klein Claims Obama Aide Jarrett Is The 'Architect' Of Shutdown Showdown

Obama says Speaker Boehner 'can´t control his caucus'

Obama: 'Nobody Shares the Frustrations of the American People More Than I Do'

Department of Veterans Affairs spent $5 million on TV and radio ads despite threatening veteran benefit cuts

House Deal Falls Apart As Conservatives Balk, White House Threatens Veto

Foodstamp Program Shutdown Imminent?

Gov't Shutdown Didn't Stop the Energy Department's Solar Decathlon

High Stakes for Obama: No Deal Means First Modern President to Default


Feds Blocking Road to Open-Air Flight 93 Memorial

Obama, Biden, and Congressional Leaders to Meet at White House

Obama: Not Allowing Gov't to Borrow More 'Would Amount to a New Tax'

Republicans Say Dems 'Moved the Goalpost" in Rejecting Bipartisan Deal

The U.S. Has REPEATEDLY Defaulted

Judge tells Congress 'go to hell,' urges confrontation over furloughs

Catholic priest sues over access denial at military base because of shutdown

Obama: Struggling With Your Mortgage? "You're Just a Deadbeat": Video

Panetta Rebukes Obama's Handling of Shutdown


Labrador on ABC's This Week: 'Very Difficult to Work With Obama'

 Debt Ceiling Talks Stall Further, Dems Push on Reversing Sequester; Republicans say Democrats now in danger of overreaching as debt ceiling deadline looms

From TheDC Photodesk: Cops deploy armored trucks, police horses against veterans protesting war memorial closures

Sarah Palin: We were met by a SWAT team in full riot gear at Lincoln Memorial

Bidens Vacation at Camp David

FLASHBACK: Full Text of Obama's Speech Against Raising the Debt Ceiling in 2006

'We Are Marching to the White House': 'Million Vet March' Descends on Washington, Barricades Torn Down

Protesters Who Moved Lincoln Memorial 'Barrycades' Removed by Park Police

 Cops using barriers vets carried to WH to clear protestors.

Rally at World War II Memorial Spills into Street

WTOP -- Crowd Storms WWII Memorial

Obama Accuses GOP of Manufacturing a Crisis

Even with Senate Dem backing, Reid rejects GOP plan; back to work today

Obama Watches, Waits for Congress' Best Offer

Government shutdown hits crab fishermen, farmers, physicists

Debt Ceiling: China Calls for World to Be 'De-Americanised'


Obama: "This is not normal"

Obama Rejects Latest House GOP Offer

White House slams Senate GOP for debt ceiling vote

 Senate Votes Down Clean 2014 Debt Extension Along Party Lines As Democrats Reject Collins' Plan

Obama: End Shutdown So We Can Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Statue of Liberty to reopen Sunday: State of NY to pay

Palin to Attend 'Million Vets March' in DC to Honor 'Dishonored' Vets


Ted Cruz confronts President Obama at White House

Federal Judge Orders National Park Service to Reopen Park

Obama's White Relatives "Hardest Hit" by Shutdown, Newspaper Ran Into Them "At Random" at Closed Govt Tourist Spot

Sources: Ryan Compromise Will Keep Obamacare 'Forever'

Obama meets with GOP Senators raising hopes of deal to end government shutdown and debt ceiling stand-off

Hired Goons at Independence Hall

 Cruz: 'I'm Going to Be Going to the White House'

House Republicans "Far From Ready" To Pass A Clean CR


GOP, W.H. to keep talking after Obama meeting

 Obama rejects Boehner’s proposal for short-term debt-ceiling hike

White House says bill to pay military death benefits 'not necessary,' senator blasts Obama

Social Security Fully Staffed/Open, But Cuts Services

Obama campaign manager: House Republicans 'committing economic treason'

Republican debt-ceiling fix in doubt as Senate Dems object

GOP offers short-term debt-limit increase, but wants negotiations before ending shutdown

Hatch Scorches Lew: 'Not True, 'Simply False' 'Four Pinocchios'

Treasury secretary warns debt ceiling crisis is hurting US economy

Intentional? - Lawmakers Question Obama Admin's Decision To Deny Death Benefits - The Kelly File

'I'm embarrassed': Defense Secretary admits his shame as he sees fallen soldiers brought home while benefits for their families are HALTED over shutdown

WH Pressed: When Did Obama Know Military Death Benefits Halted?

Shutdown Doesn't Stop Grant for 'Reproductive Health' in Pakistan; USAID seeking applications for program that will cost $24.5 million

Roadside inn reopens after feds tried to shut it down over budget impasse

93 House members charge NPS is 'making up rules' to shut memorials

94 Congressmen Question Park Service's Decision to Close Select 'Urban, Open-Air Memorials'

Moody's Says Obama Is Wrong, U.S. Doesn't Risk Default

Is Obama Rewriting Debt-Limit History?: Analysis

Feds Cancel Order for $48K in Mechanical Bulls

"Votes on Measures to Adjust the Statutory Debt Limit, 1978 to Present, released February 15, 2013.

State Dept.: $130M For New Embassy in ... Mauritania


DoD Document signed by President Obama on September 13th regarding the government shutdown: Uploaded 10/9/2013

Eleanor Holmes Norton confronts Obama on D.C. budget bill

DOJ: 'Ethics' Advisers are Non-Essential Personnel

White House: Obama orders military death benefits paid to families

Shutdown Now 6th Longest In History (Longer Than Average Of All Others)

Carney and ABC's Jonathan Karl Have at It in Briefing; Rest of Press Virtually Guaranteed to Ignore

Alaska slams feds for keeping hunters off land

Obama wants you! Feds hiring for thousands of open jobs amid shutdown

How the Owner of a Private Inn Barricaded by Park Rangers Amid 'Government Shutdown' Is Responding

Sand castle contest caught in political net


President Obama Admits Real Reason Why He's Been Rejecting GOP Funding Bills

Military chapel closed in Georgia: 'Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice'

Priest: Obama Admin. Denied Mass to Catholics

Obama Warns "No Magic Bullets", Exploring "All Default Contingencies"

Deja vu... Obama repeats the condemnation of striking workers....again

Obama: Republicans Using 'Extortion' On Debt Limit

Obama Says He Will Negotiate Once G.O.P. Ends 'Threats'

'Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at Yellowstone

Armed Guards Kick Senior Citizens Out of Yellowstone Park

Digging In: Obama calls Boehner to say won´t negotiate, plans to make statement

Exclusive Gyms For Members Of Congress Deemed 'Essential,' Remain Open During Shutdown

Department of Defense Halts 'Death Gratuity' Payments to Families of Fallen Troops During Shutdown

Military death benefits denied to families of fallen troops

A million vets are coming to DC to demand their monuments be opened

'Shutdown' Day 7: Government Buys $47,174 Mechanical Bull

Runner fined $100 at Valley Forge amid shutdown

Video: Veterans arrested at Vietnam War memorial in NYC

Veterans' Affairs office to lay off 7,000

NIH Stops Therapy Dogs From Visiting Sick Children

Blue Ridge inn forced to throw out food after shutdown closure


Obama Throws Reid Under the Bus: Hey, That Guy's In Charge of All of This, Not Me

Get your fiscal house in order: China warns US as superpower expresses concern for $1.3tn of investments  'Clock is ticking', says Chinese minister, as US fails to break deadlock over government shutdown and fast-approaching 'debt ceiling' deadline

 Obama Said Monday Willing To Talk, End Partial Government Shutdown

Obama Tells Federal Employees He'll "Keep Working With Congress" to Reach a Deal

Obama demands quick House vote on shutdown

Park Service OKs immigration reform rally on 'closed' National Mall

Government Shuts Down 22 Privately Operated Campsites in N.H.

Ooops... Amber Alert site back up... and Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" is still up too

White House official says Obama would accept short-term agreement on debt ceiling

Americans cross Obama's parkway barriers

FEC Has 4 'Essential' Employees on Staff of 339

The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down By ObamaTo Inflict Public Pain


Amber alert website down due to government shutdown.... but Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" is still up

Obama Doesn´t Rule Out Using 14th Amendment To Raise The Debt Limit

Violators visiting closed National Parks could be fined $50

Obama's Golf Course Has Been Spared from the Shutdown, The base grocery store- closed.

Shutdown meltdown: Elderly residents kicked out of private Lake Mead homes; 60 families affected

Treasury Was Open for Business on 3rd Day of 'Shutdown:' Issued $106B in New Debt

Jack Lew Gets Grilled by Chris Wallace Over The Shutdown & Obamacare - Fox News Sunday 10-6-13

John Boehner HEATED Debate with George Stephanopoulos WILL NOT PASS CLEAN CR ABC #thisweek

Obama Doesn't Rule Out Using 14th Amendment To Raise The Debt Limit 10/14/13

Obama: "I Won’t Violate The Constitution, Unless You Make Me…" (usurp power from congress)

Obama admin allows government union reps to work during shutdown

Sessions: Obamacare Built On An Accounting Fraud

2006 - Obama Voted Against Raising Debt Limit

Amber alert website down due to government shutdown.... but Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" is still up


NBC: Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall

Iwo Jima Memorial Closed, Barricades Erected...Vets Break Through

Obama to GOP: 'If You're Being Disrespected, It's Because of That Attitude You've Got'

Obama Explains Difference Between Him and Ted Cruz in AP Interview (Video)

Obama on Cruz: attention-seeker at fault in shutdown; Cruz says the president is "playing games"

US Shutdown Cut In Half After Pentagon Recalls 400,000 Workers: Half Of All Furloughs

Feds Try to Close the OCEAN Because of Shutdown

Priests Threatened with Arrest if they Minister to Military During Shutdown

Pentagon ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees back to work despite shutdown


Carney can’t cite any actions by Obama to ease shutdown impact

White House disavows White House quote celebrating government shutdown

White House asking for sad shutdown stories

Park Rangers Ordered to 'Make Life Difficult' During Shutdown

WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut

Obama Scare on Debt Limit: 'The Whole World Will Have Problems,' But, 'There Will Be No Negotiations'

Senior Admin. Official: 'We Are Winning...It Doesn't Really Matter to Us' When Shutdown Ends

Obama cancels Asia trip to stay in D.C. and not negotiate on shutdown

After Shutdown: Administration Gives $445,000,000 to Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Joe Biden backs park ranger who stopped vets at WWII memorial

Obama: 'No winning when families don't have certainty'

Xi Jingping has "the floor to himself" as Obama cancels Asia tour


WI Gov Scott Walker Defies Feds, Keeps Parks Open

White House Ordering Hundreds of Privately Run, Privately Funded Parks to Close

Senate Democrats block reopening of NIH, national parks Shutdown positions hardening on both sides

Obama: Wall Street should be worried

Intelligence director warns shutdown could help enemies recruit US spies

State Department: US government shutdown could threaten military aid to Israel

Obama blames Republican 'obsession' for government shutdown

Obama: I Have Bent Over Backwards Working with the GOP

Picture: Guard stands at Lincoln Memorial to stop visitors

Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

 Barrycades: Feds Try to Shut Down Privately Owned Mount Vernon

Anarchy at Yellowstone: 'Road Closed' sign knocked over, thrown aside

Founding Fathers' Tavern Closed by Government Shutdown

 Obama Rewrites Debt-Limit History

US Banks Stuffing ATMs With 20-30% More Cash In Case Of Panicked Withdrawals

Government postpones jobs report amid shutdown

Jobless Claims Beat For 5th Week In A Row But Continuing Claims Surge Most In 11 Months

Non-Manufacturing ISM Tumbles, Worst Print Since June, Employment Index Has Biggest Drop Since 2009

Sikorsky furloughs 2,000 amid shutdown (CT)

No Sunday Mass at Quantico If Government Shutdown Continues

Shutdown forces West Point to combine classes

OBAMA's message to the MIlitary, 10-1-2013

Air Force Grounds Squadrons Of Fighter Jets, Drones Due To Shut Down


Obama invites congressional leaders to White House for shutdown talk

House Committee: Obama Selectively Closed Most Popular Tourist Memorials

Barry-cades confirmed: Park Service says Obama admin ordered closure of World War II Memorial

Shutdown: National Park Service Closes Self-Sustaining Colonial Farm Hasn't Supported Since 1980

US govt shutdown: Germany, UK issue 'travel warning' to America, Obama cancels Asia trip

Obama shortens Asia trip amid shutdown

Park Service Workers Erect WWII Barricade

World War I Memorial Closed, 'Except for 1st Amendment Activities'

Monuments and memorials remained open during previous shutdown

1,350,000 'Essential' Federal Government Employees Continue to Work

91% of the IRS Furloughed

Harry Reid’s Office Leaks Boehner Office Emails

US army chief: Shutdown ' significantly' harming day-to-day military operations

Obama: Raising Debt Ceiling 'Does Not Cost Taxpayers a Single Dime'

Sikorsky furloughs 2,000 amid shutdown (CT)

Over 93% of EPA Employees Considered 'Non-Essential'

Michelle Obama Can't Tweet after Government Shutdown of her 16 Assistants

Help kids with cancer? Reid asks: 'Why would we want to do that?'


Obama 'certainly did not' facilitate shutdown, White House claims 

No Compromise: House Democrats Kill GOP Proposal to Fund Veterans Services, National Parks Without Touching Obamacare

Obama Tells Republicans to 'Reopen the Government'

Obama admin. knew about WWII veterans' request and rejected it

WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial

Honor Flight to World War II Memorial in jeopardy due to shutdown

Shutdown: Biden Still Gets 12 Staffers; Obama 129

Labor Dep't: No Unemployment Data During Shutdown


White House Orders Government Shutdown To Go Ahead

Obama to troops: You deserve better than dysfunctional Congress

Obama: "I Should Not Have To Offer Anything" To GOP…

Jay Carney Mocks Ed Henry When Pressed on Obama's Refusal to Negotiate With Republicans

Cruz: Obamacare is Nightmare and a Train Wreck. We Should Shut it Down, Not the Government

'Blatant extortion': The White House slings blame, refuses to negotiate, as midnight approaches with little hope of avoiding an Obamacare budget stalemate

Obama to Congress: 'Knock it Off'on Budget Brinkmanship

Essential: Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis (9-28-2008)


House Hearing Room Bursts Out Laughing at Obama's 'Red Line' on CR

Ted Cruz FULL Meet The Press Interview On Defunding Obamacare w David Gregory

House sends stopgap to Senate hours before shutdown (Video)

Obamacare's Failures Are Causing Democrats To Become Unhinged

White House threatens to veto 'reckless and irresponsible' House spending bill

The Government Shutdown Looms: A Q&A On What Happens Next

White House: Obama will veto House shutdown bill

Shutdown looms larger after GOP move on Obamacare

House stands firm against Obamacare, Senate won't budge. Shutdown looms

Nancy Pelosi absent for CR vote

Obama golfed as Congress debated

Obama: Republicans would own government shutdown

Hagel calls govt shutdown threat 'shortsighted' ('we will have a country that's ungovernable')


Ted Cruz's filibuster on Obamacare is 4th longest in Senate history


Obama 'likely' to meet with congressional leaders this week


Obama calls Boehner, rules out debt negotiations

Obama struggles with debt talk at Ford plant: 'If we don't raise the debt ceiling, we're deadbeats'

Obama: US will be 'banana republic' if GOP forces default

Obama Calls Congress 'Banana Republic'--He Should Know

Obama: Republicans 'trying to mess with me'