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October 18, 2013

Shutdown badly damaged GOP’s 2014 standing

  • 14 House races moved in Democrats’ favor since the government shutdown, according to elections forecaster Charlie Cook. source
18:07 // 10 months ago
October 16, 2013
breakingnews:

Senate passes debt deal; House votes next
NBC News: The Senate voted 81-18 to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. 
President Barack Obama spoke from the White House after the Senate’s vote, saying he will sign the bill as soon as it arrives on his desk. The House is expected to vote on the measure tonight.

“There’s a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that’s been lost over the last few weeks,” he said. “And we can begin to do that by addressing the real issues that they care about.”
After a long and tedious process, the Senate compromise is only a short-term deal allowing the federal government to operate through January 15, and conservatives who fought to de-fund or delay Obamacare have had to concede defeat. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

The House is expected to approve the bill and send it to the president’s desk for signature within hours.

Follow updates on Breaking News. 
Photo: President Barack Obama speaks after the Senate vote. (NBC News)

With the President confirming he’d sign the deal as soon as he received it, the House will bear the full weight of this weeks-long political crisis when they vote on the Senate bill later tonight. We’ll update with any news on that vote as it occurs.

breakingnews:

Senate passes debt deal; House votes next

NBC NewsThe Senate voted 81-18 to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. 

President Barack Obama spoke from the White House after the Senate’s vote, saying he will sign the bill as soon as it arrives on his desk. The House is expected to vote on the measure tonight.

“There’s a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that’s been lost over the last few weeks,” he said. “And we can begin to do that by addressing the real issues that they care about.”

After a long and tedious process, the Senate compromise is only a short-term deal allowing the federal government to operate through January 15, and conservatives who fought to de-fund or delay Obamacare have had to concede defeat. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

The House is expected to approve the bill and send it to the president’s desk for signature within hours.

Follow updates on Breaking News

Photo: President Barack Obama speaks after the Senate vote. (NBC News)

With the President confirming he’d sign the deal as soon as he received it, the House will bear the full weight of this weeks-long political crisis when they vote on the Senate bill later tonight. We’ll update with any news on that vote as it occurs.

21:05 // 10 months ago
October 14, 2013
We stand a good chance of defaulting.
U.S. President Obama says on the government shutdown and debt ceiling negotiations between Democrat and Republican parties. 
18:50 // 10 months ago
I’m very optimistic that we will reach an agreement that’s reasonable in nature this week to reopen the government, pay the nation’s bills, and begin long-term negotiation to put our country on sound fiscal footing.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Monday on talks to solve the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis in Washington D.C. 
18:20 // 10 months ago
18:06 // 10 months ago

comedycentral:

If this isn’t the best analogy for the government shutdown, I just don’t know what is.

Click here to watch the entire segment.

This. This. Just shows how petty things have gotten in politics. 

13:30 // 10 months ago
politicalprof:

Apparently Fox reported this as a poll that didn’t blame the Republicans … 
ht: AM and Media Matters

No comment. 

politicalprof:

Apparently Fox reported this as a poll that didn’t blame the Republicans … 

ht: AM and Media Matters

No comment. 

10:30 // 10 months ago
8:30 // 10 months ago
perzadook:

OCT. 21, 2013

Government shutdown spooks. If you look at the details of the cover here, there are tombstones that mark the theoretical political deaths of healthcare, gun control, immigration and something else. And to the top left, there are the lingering ghost powers of Boehner and Cruz. 

perzadook:

OCT. 21, 2013

Government shutdown spooks. If you look at the details of the cover here, there are tombstones that mark the theoretical political deaths of healthcare, gun control, immigration and something else. And to the top left, there are the lingering ghost powers of Boehner and Cruz. 

8:00 // 10 months ago
October 13, 2013

Here’s a few laughs on the government shutdown: NBC’s Saturday Night Live performed a “Gravity” skit on the NASA shutdown in the U.S. October 12th. Also, the Statue of Liberty is about to reopen after a new deal approved the move. 

14:55 // 10 months ago