Shutdowns have been frequent tools of policy. Just ask Reagan.
Politically Safe Lawmakers See No Shutdown Urgency
Obama blames Republican ‘obsession’ for government shutdown
GOP aides: Boehner tells colleagues he will avoid a default on federal debt
Attempt to Ram White House Gate Ends With Female Suspect Dead
Car Chase, White House to Capitol, Has Fatal End
Capitol lockdown lifted after shots fired
U.S. Capitol placed on lockdown
Schumer: No Funding for Veterans and NIH ‘Because We Have a Tea Party’
Out of ideas, House GOP considers Hail Mary
Cantor: House GOP forging ahead with piecemeal bills
House Republican Admits To Donors: GOP Had To Shut Down The Government To Please The Tea Party
Tropical storm undoes two furloughs
Congressman Mansplains The Shutdown To CNN Anchor: 'You're Beautiful But You Need To Be Honest'