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Congressman Mark Sanford Says There Was No Government Shutdown

Congressman Mark Sanford Says There Was No Government Shutdown

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. [...]

Government Shutdown Delayed 37,000 Immigration Hearings

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:Poll: Let Border Kids Stay (Jul 29, 2014) Jerry Brown: We Have A ‘Religious Call’ To Embrace The Undocumented (Jul 29, 2014) Germany Is The New America (Jul [...]

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

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 [...]

Uncivil War: Tea Party Radicalism and the Deepening Divide in the Republican Party

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 [...]

Virginia Went Blue Because Of Republican Government Shutdown

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 [...]

Republican Shutdown Cost Between $2 Billion And $6 Billion

A report by the Office of Management and Budget pegs the cost of the shutdown to the U.S. economy of between $2 billion and $6 billion. Those figures, culled from independent forecasters, may be a conservative estimate, the authors note. They found that approximately 120,000 fewer private sector jobs were created during the first two [...]

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO02) Gets Earful From Constituents

Rep. Scott Tipton a Town Hall meeting in Montrose, Colorado over the weekend. It did not go so well: Shouts erupted at Rep. Scott Tipton’s (R-Colo.) town hall in Montrose, Colo., on Saturday, according to the Montrose Daily Press, with the congressman facing heat for the government shutdown. “You don’t hold America hostage,” one attendee [...]

McConnell: Read My Lips: No More Shutdowns

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell knows how bad the government shutdown was for his party. The Kentucky Republican stood up over the weekend and said he wanted to address the “elephant in the room” at a fundraising retreat in Sea Island, Ga. Speaking before roughly 300 K Streeters and big donors, McConnell said Republicans will [...]

Granholm: Broken Website Bad. Broken GOP A Disaster.

The usual Village suspects rolled out their newest phony equivalence: the glitches with the Affordable Care Act’s Web site are just as bad as the collapsing GOP. Thankfully, at least one aggressive progressive was slated for the scripted Sunday kabuki, and former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm went way off media script, much to the chagrin [...]

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