|Tuesday, October 15, 2013||
Shutdown Showdown: Day 15
With just two days left until the October 17th debt limit deadline, a deal acceptable to Senate Democrats, Obama and House Republicans still seems to be out of reach. I am not surprised. In spite of all the talk about the need to compromise, Obama and his allies want bigger government and more spending. House conservatives want smaller government and less spending.
|Wednesday, October 9, 2013||
Shutdown Showdown: Day 9
Last week a Park Service ranger dared to expose the administration's government shutdown game plan. The ranger told the Washington Times, "We've been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It's disgusting." Disgusting doesn't begin to describe it.
|Tuesday, October 8, 2013||
Shutdown Showdown: Day 8
As the government shutdown enters its second week, both sides are maneuvering for advantage. The polling suggests Obama/Reid/Pelosi have the advantage, but not by much.
|Monday, October 7, 2013||
Shutdown Showdown: Day 7
Speaker John Boehner appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday to defend the GOP position on Obamacare, the debt ceiling and the government shutdown.
He did well, especially when you consider that he was being interviewed by George Stephanopoulos, a former top advisor to President Bill Clinton. The news media's liberal filter could not have been more obvious.
|Thursday, October 3, 2013||
BREAKING NEWS: Shots were fired on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Reuters reports that several people were injured. The U.S. Capitol was temporarily locked down and a female suspect is reportedly dead.
|Wednesday, October 2, 2013||
World War II Vets "Storm" Memorial Again
As I reported yesterday, the Obama Administration, citing the government shutdown, has "closed" the World War II Memorial. The Park Police were ordered to shut it down. This was a vicious, mean-spirited act.
The memorial is a circular plaza where visitors simply walk around to read the tributes to the men who defeated Hitler and Hirohito. No federal employees are needed to access the plaza.
|Tuesday, October 1, 2013||
Government Shuts Down, Obamacare Opens
Parts of the federal government shut down today, and Obamacare struggled to ramp up. People attempting to access the Healthcare.gov website this morning, which is running the Obamacare exchange program in 34 states, quickly discovered that the system had crashed, even after three years preparing for the big day. Watch what happened to one MSNBC reporter.
|Monday, September 30, 2013||
Senate Stalls As Shutdown Looms
As expected, Friday afternoon the Senate rejected the House's resolution to keep the government open while defunding Obamacare. But House conservatives stuck to their guns. They worked through the weekend, doing their part to avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight tonight, while taking a second shot at Obamacare.
|Friday, September 27, 2013||
Congress Plays Ping Pong
Just before 1:00 p.m., the Senate voted 79-to-19 to end the Cruz/Lee filibuster of the House resolution that provides short-term funding for the government while defunding Obamacare. Minutes later the Senate voted 54-to-44 to restore full funding for Obamacare. Now Congress gets to play ping pong, with the Senate sending the resolution back to the House of Representatives.
|Thursday, September 26, 2013||
With just four days left until Obamacare's official launch, the Obama Administration announced today that it has been forced to delay online enrollment for small businesses in the so-called "SHOP exchanges." In addition, the Obamacare exchange in the District of Columbia will not be ready on time.