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Surrender: Government-By-Crisis Fails The GOP Again

Once again, a hostage crisis has ended with Republicans’ unilateral surrender.

March 3, 2015
US Senate leaders struck a deal to avert an ugly shutdown and fund homeland security operations through September, but it remained unclear whether lawmakers will agree to the plan before Friday's deadline

House GOP Gives Up Fight On Homeland Security Funds, Approves Budget

It’s official: The GOP’s Homeland Security standoff is over.

March 3, 2015
US Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 17, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Boehner Says House To Vote On Clean DHS Funding

Speaker Boehner is signaling surrender in the GOP’s Homeland Security fight.

March 3, 2015
Speaker John Boehner addresses the audience in National Statuary Hall at the statue dedication for the late Barry M. Goldwater. February 11, 2015. (Official Photo by Caleb Smith)

Congressional Dysfunction, The Serialized Tragicomedy

How John Boehner and the GOP turned Congress into a soap opera.

March 3, 2015

Republicans On Defensive Over Homeland Security Funding

Republicans still have no clear way out of their self-made Homeland Security mess.

March 2, 2015

The GOP’s Loud ‘Yes’ To ‘No’

Congressional Republicans are killing their party’s chances of winning the White House.

March 2, 2015

House Fails To Pass Bill Funding Homeland Security

A homeland security shutdown looks likely after the House failed to pass a funding bill on Friday.

February 27, 2015

Congressional Republicans Continue To Fight Over Homeland Security Funds

Many Republicans aren’t ready to back away from their homeland security shutdown plan.

February 26, 2015

McConnell’s Move To Avert Shutdown Cheers Vulnerable Senators Up In 2016

Dodging a damaging shutdown would be a big win for GOP Senators on the ballot in 2016.

February 26, 2015

Senate Leaders Reach Deal To Avoid Homeland Security Shutdown

The Senate is moving forward on DHS funding — but John Boehner and the House still need to act.

February 25, 2015

Senate Democrats Show Limits Of GOP Spending Strategy

Congressional Republicans are coming to understand the flaws in their strategy.

February 25, 2015
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

McConnell Move Gets Mixed Reaction As Funding Deadline Nears

Is it too late for Republicans to avoid a DHS shutdown?

February 24, 2015

Many Republicans Gambling That A New Shutdown Would Not Hurt Their Party

Republicans seem committed to their worst idea yet.

February 23, 2015

Homeland Security Chief Warns Mall Shoppers On Threat, Pleads For Funding

Jeh Johnson is making a serious case against the GOP’s plan to shut down DHS.

February 23, 2015