People Are Seriously Talking About The Possibility Of Another Government Shutdown This Year

Are they serious? Business Insider Analysts are starting to warn about the possibility of the second government shutdown in two years, due to the looming fight over the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. Chris Krueger, an analyst at Guggenheim Securities, wrote in a research note that the “ultimate trump card” for defenders of the bank is… More People Are Seriously Talking About The Possibility Of Another Government Shutdown This Year

Jay Leno Calls Out Ted Cruz On Shutdown: ‘You Looked Like A Big Fan From Where I Was Standing’

Somebody needed to call this clown out.  Jay Leno helped expose Ted Cruz’ blatant hypocrisy… The Huffington Post Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) made his first foray into late-night television on Friday, facing some prodding questions from Tonight Show host Jay Leno on the government shutdown. About four minutes into the interview, Leno asked Cruz why the shutdown took… More Jay Leno Calls Out Ted Cruz On Shutdown: ‘You Looked Like A Big Fan From Where I Was Standing’

Jon Stewart Goes Off On ‘Bipartisan Curious’ Republicans Who Won’t Come Out Against The Shutdown

The Huffington Post As the government shutdown continues, we keep hearing about those moderate Republicans in the House who would vote for a clean continuing resolution, if only Speaker Boehner would allow a vote. Jon Stewart wonders, however, if there are so many of them, why don’t they force the issue? Watch above as he and Al… More Jon Stewart Goes Off On ‘Bipartisan Curious’ Republicans Who Won’t Come Out Against The Shutdown

Boehner wants to keep one hostage, briefly let the other go

The Maddow Blog Have you looked at the major Wall Street indexes this morning? As I type, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 200 points, and as a matter of percentage, the S&P and Nasdaq indexes are doing even better. After weeks in which stocks were on a downward trend, what caused the… More Boehner wants to keep one hostage, briefly let the other go

Rachel Maddow To GOP: You Broke It – You Brought It

For some, the post below this one may be too long to read.  I saw this segment of The Rachel Maddow Show last night in which she runs through the same thing as The Nation article…but with even more detail and information.  Enjoy… Rachel Maddow reviews the years-long Republican plan to sabotage the Obama presidency… More Rachel Maddow To GOP: You Broke It – You Brought It

Meet the Evangelical Cabal Orchestrating the Shutdown

The Nation At Ebenezer’s Coffeehouse, a small shop next to Union Station and around the corner from the Heritage Foundation, “fair trade” coffee is dispensed and Christian books are available for customers to read. A group of political operatives and evangelical firebrands behind the strategy to shut down the government over healthcare reform couldn’t have… More Meet the Evangelical Cabal Orchestrating the Shutdown

4 reasons President Obama isn’t negotiating with Republicans

The Week The GOP has blasted the president for refusing to compromise As the government shutdown enters its second week and Congress hurtles toward a deadline to raise the debt ceiling, Republicans are coalescing around a message that they appear to believe will sway public opinion in their favor: President Obama refuses to negotiate. Never… More 4 reasons President Obama isn’t negotiating with Republicans

The Big Lie Behind Rand Paul’s Pack of GOP Shutdown Lies

PoliticusUSA The GOP, driven by tea party extremism, has shut down the U.S. government, costing taxpayers on the order of $40-$80 million per day at a conservative estimate. Some estimates go as high as $300 million per day. According toShutdowncost.com, as I write this, the shutdown has cost in excess of $1,593,276,000 and it is literally climbing by… More The Big Lie Behind Rand Paul’s Pack of GOP Shutdown Lies