government shutdown
Sep 2018


“It is up to me …”

Jul 2018

How to lose a shutdown showdown

Jazz Shaw Jul 30, 2018 10:41 AM

Unlike trade wars, neither fun nor easy to win, at least for Republicans

Mixed signals

Feb 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce fiscal desolation

“Pelosi has to answer to angry members of her base, and try to placate them…”

Coming up this week: More shutdown theater?

Ed Morrissey Feb 05, 2018 8:41 AM

Get ready for more political football.

Jan 2018

Burning down the House.

Perhaps both parties can learn a lesson.

There’s always room for Jell-O.

“We’re not going to give in to this kind of brinksmanship…”

Blame game, waiting game… it’s all a game, isn’t it?

The Blame Game, Senate shutdown showdown edition

Ed Morrissey Jan 19, 2018 8:41 AM

Briar patch?

“Senate Democrats said they’re confident they have the votes to block the stop-gap spending bill that the House is taking up…”

GOP antes up their CHIPs in budget showdown

Ed Morrissey Jan 17, 2018 2:01 PM


I thought the minority caused shutdowns?

Aug 2017

Welcome to the 2017 edition of shutdown theater

Jazz Shaw Aug 24, 2017 8:01 AM

My way or the highway

Jul 2017

A border wall government shutdown?

Jazz Shaw Jul 11, 2017 4:31 PM

Get ready for the blame game

“Let’s be really clear: That’s our residence.”

“Run for governor and then you can have the residence.”

May 2017

Trump: Hey, who’s up for a shutdown in September?

Ed Morrissey May 02, 2017 11:21 AM

Also: Get rid of the filibuster.

Apr 2017

Shutdown countdown: Trump budging on wall?

Ed Morrissey Apr 25, 2017 8:41 AM

Dems doing a virtual budge too?

“…if the president stepped out of it, we could get a budget done by Friday.”

I take it we’re putting Mexico down for a “maybe” on paying for it?

The tale of two narratives continues

Oh what a difference a few years make

Mar 2017

Flip a coin, but it always comes up the same way in the press

Feb 2017

Are Senate Dems planning a government shutdown?

Ed Morrissey Feb 06, 2017 4:31 PM

“The Senate is coming apart.”

Dec 2016

Manchin v Manchin on shutdowns.

Dec 2015

The not so good, the bad and the downright ugly

Oct 2015

For now.

Sep 2015

YAY! If done right, of course.

Good times, my friends

Takin’ care of business

GOP at odds over Planned Parenthood strategy

Ed Morrissey Sep 10, 2015 10:41 AM

Reuters: ObamaCare killing Planned Parenthood?

Aug 2015

The GOP autumn of discontent?

Jazz Shaw Aug 24, 2015 1:21 PM

Troubled waters

Jun 2015

Government shutdowns are in the finest tradition of America

Jan 2015

Eschew strategy.