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House Votes To Avert Weekend Government Shutdown

ABC News reports: The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished business on Capitol Hill. The measure passed mostly along party lines, 235-193, and would keep the government running through Dec. 22. The Senate was expected to swiftly approve the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Now underway. CNBC reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds his daily briefing Tuesday following President Donald Trump’s call for a “shutdown” in September. Trump lashed out about Senate rules in a pair of tweets Tuesday morning as he digested the bipartisan funding deal that is expected to keep the government running this week. He said the U.S. “needs” ...

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Trump Calls For Government Shutdown

The Hill reports: President Trump on Tuesday called for a “good shutdown” in September to fix the “mess” in government. Congress is poised this week to approve a deal to fund the government through September, the first major bipartisan legislation of Trump’s presidency, after lengthy negotiations. The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we ...

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GOP Rep. Peter King: Cantor Loss May Spur Another Shutdown Stunt

From the clip: “What Ted Cruz did last year was suicidal,” King said, alluding to the Cruz-engineered government shutdown that cost the GOP mightily in the polls last October. “I hope that doesn’t become party policy. So we can’t allow Eric’s defeat last night allow the Ted Cruzes and Rand Pauls to take over the party, or their disciples to ...

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Lou Dobbs Vs Rep. Louie Gohmert

We don’t often see a Fox anchor going after a GOP rep this way. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) was just one of 199 Republicans who voted against raising the debt ceiling yesterday, in open defiance of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). But when Gohmert appeared on Fox Business Network with Lou Dobbs, he received what seemed like 100% of the ...

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Lonegan: I Lost Because Of The Shutdown

“There is no doubt in my mind or in the minds of any of my campaign staff that the shutdown cost me the election. If I had known it was going to happen and that it was going to be handled so badly in Washington, I wouldn’t have run for the Senate. Republicans had a chance to win a U.S. ...

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Headline Of The Day

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God Spoke Through House Stenographer

“She shared with me when she actually stepped up to the podium that she didn’t know what she was going to say; that those words that came out were what she prayed ‘Lord, I’m your vessel, you speak through me.’ So her belief is, and my belief is, is that those words came from God. It’s not He coached her, ...

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ABC Reporter To Ted Cruz: Do You Know How Much The GOP Despises You?

Mediate has the recap: In an interview for This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl put a fine point on Cruz’s post-shutdown standing, then twisted it. Karl asked “How much do your colleagues just despise you right now on the floor?” Cruz replied, “There’s an old saying that ‘Politics, it ain’t beanbag.’ And, you ...

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Rep. Alan Grayson: The Tea Party Is No More Popular Than The Klan

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House Stenographer: The Holy Spirit Sent Me To Deliver A Message To America

“For the past 2 and 1/2 weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) to deliver a message in the House Chamber. That is what I did last night.” – US House stenographer Dianne Reidy, in an email to Fox News. Her husband adds: “My ...

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Yes, Michelle

Even shorter Obama: Suh-NAP!

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Deficit Comparison

The debt ceiling kerfuffle has prompted the BBC to post several economic comparison charts. Taken out of context, the numbers are staggering. The US has a total debt pile of almost $17 trillion (£10.6 trillion), which is expected to rise to almost $23tn in the next five years. Japan is not far behind, with current debts totalling $11.5tn. By any ...

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Open Thread Thursday

Tell us about your Congress critters. Do you ever reach out to them? Do they ever personally respond?

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Maddow: The GOP Got Exactly Nothing

Josh Feldman recaps: Maddow explained how “the Republicans thought for sure the Democrats would cave” on Obamacare, and the fact that they didn’t threw them for a loop and so they had “no idea what to do next.” She went down the list of all their “weird, specific demands” about Obamacare and a list of other issues, from birth control ...

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The Senate GOP Default List

Plus 144 GOP members of the House. Source.

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Crazy Eyes On Fox News: President Obama Got 100% Of What He Wanted

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The Shutdown Is Over

The Senate vote was 81-18.

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Sarah Palin Has The Shutdown Sadz

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Teabagistan Has The Shutdown Sadz

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