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Another Republican Threatens Government Shutdown

Marco Rubio hinted at it, and now Iowa Congressman Steve King does more than hint. Since this worked out so well for Republicans last time, it surely makes sense they think it will work the next time. King, R-Kiron, said “all bets are off” on a continuing resolution if President Barack Obama follows through with [...]

Florida Senator Marco Rubio who, himself, has not been consistent on the immigration issue, hints that President Obama’s actions on immigration could result in a government shutdown. “There will have to be some sort of a budget vote or a continuing resolution vote, so I assume there will be some sort of a vote on [...]

Politico profiles the Senate Minority Leader’s plan, should he become the Senate Majority Leader. …the typically reserved McConnell laid out his clearest thinking yet of how he would lead the Senate if Republicans gain control of the chamber. The emerging strategy: Attach riders to spending bills that would limit Obama policies on everything from the [...]

From the party who brought you the shutdown of the federal government comes a gubernatorial candidate who is promoting the idea of shutting down his state. “I apologize but we may have to go through a little rough times and we have to do what Ronald Reagan did with the air traffic controllers,” Rauner said referencing [...]

Former South Carolina Governor must have been on the Appalachian Trail when the government shut down, since he believes it never happened. “The government didn’t shut down,” Sanford said. “I mean everyone likes to describes it as such … the president in some cases shut down parts of government that were most visible to people. [...]

AP Exclusive: Shutdown hurt 37,000 immigrant cases: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emails obtained by The Associated Press… http://t.co/sBxpiv3Fym — Breaking News (@Breaking_News) February 22, 2014 Now read this:No, Congressman Crazy, Illegals Aren’t Bringing Ebola (Aug 25, 2014) Michele Bachmann Suddenly Loves Taxes–For Immigrants (Aug 5, 2014) Republican Congressman: Democrats Waging ‘War On Whites’ (Aug 4, [...]

Tea Party Senator Ted Cruz was a guest on CBS’s Face the Nation. He made the often cantankerous Bob Schieffer laugh with his repeated denials of responsibility for last year’s government shutdown: The veteran newsman led off his Sunday interview by simply asking if Cruz would be willing to once again hold the government hostage [...]

Budget Deal Reached

Paul Ryan and Patty Murray made the announcement: The final budget number falls about halfway between the Senate budget level of $1.058 trillion and the House budget level of $967 billion. The agreement falls far short of the grand budget bargain that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and President Obama once envisioned. But if passed, it will [...]

You gotta love it when the Tea Party, a movement largely co-opted by an increasingly extremist Republican Party (as it was largely a creation of opportunistic right-wing Republican interests), comes out and calls Republicans traitors for not being extremist enough and for daring to work with Democrats to address the country’s problems, subjecting them to [...]

Both Ken Cuccinelli’s team and that of Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe agree that the Republican shutdown cost the GOP the governorship. USA Today reports: “Top campaign aides to Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe and his GOP opponent, Ken Cuccinelli, agreed Wednesday on two things about the just-concluded bitter campaign: that the federal government shutdown was a critical [...]

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