Politics & Government

Politics & Government
5:30 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Bill Would Limit Communities' Ability to Disrupt Non-Metallic Mining Operations

Two Wisconsin legislators have introduced a bill prohibiting local governments from regulating air and water quality, the use of explosives and disposal sites.

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Economy
5:01 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Wilted Reputations Left By Shutdown And Default Threat

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, in New York City.
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Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 4:35 pm

President Obama said Thursday that the government shutdown and threat of default did unnecessary damage to both the U.S. economy and the country's reputation abroad.

Standard & Poor's concluded that the disruption subtracted about $24 billion from the economy and is likely to trim more than half a percentage point off growth in the final three months of the year.

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Politics
4:03 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Shutdown Shows Republican Party More Splintered Than Ever

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 4:54 pm

Robert Siegel speaks with author Sam Tanenhaus of The New York Times about the status and state of the GOP after the government shutdown, debt ceiling battle and fiscal crisis.

Politics
4:03 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

The Road To Government Shutdown Was Paved By Summer Activism

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 4:54 pm

The twin fiscal crises resolved late Wednesday night were born in the slow days of summer — not anywhere in the Capitol, where the drama played out, but in the offices of Heritage Action, a conservative activist group that wanted to end funding for the president's health care law. With the help of an ambitious new Texas senator, the group staged a series of town hall-style meetings around the country, and the Defund Obamacare movement was born.

Politics
4:03 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

With One Pair Of Crises Behind Him, Obama Looks Forward

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 4:54 pm

As the government reopened Thursday morning, President Obama had a simple message for its workers: Thank you. For Congress he had another message: Let's not do this again. Obama tried to rise above the fracas of the past few weeks and talk about his view on the role of government.

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