government shutdown

Obama Aimed for Military Pain?

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) accused Obama of seeking to inflict the “maximum amount of pain” on active duty National Guard members who may have been improperly furloughed as part of the gov't shutdown.

Heritage: FOCUS on OBAMACARE

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

'The only acceptable way out of this is some deal that funds the federal government without funding Obamacare.'

Dr. Carson's Rx for Shutdown Blues

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., The Washington Times

In order to cope with a $17 trillion debt, why is the gov't inflicting pain on us when it could have simply trimmed nonessential personnel and services from the budget with little or no inconvenience? 

Why Obama Won't End Shutdown

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

When a reporter asked Obama why he refused to “go along” with any of the House bills to fund programs like Head Start or veterans benefits during the shutdown, he said if the R’s aren’t feeling any “political heat” then “nothing happens.”

Congress' Gyms Open Amid Shutdown

John Parkinson and Arlette Saenz, ABC News

An exclusive gym for Members of Congress was supposed to be a casualty of the government shutdown, but the gym remains open. The facilities are not staffed but were kept operational to accommodate lawmakers who live in their offices during session. 

GOP: SuperCommittee Must Solve Mess

Emma Dumain and Matt Fuller, Roll Call

House GOP will bring to the floor a bill to create a bipartisan, bicameral committee to address the current fiscal impasse that has shut down some of the gov't and threatens a debt default. 

Cuccinelli:TMac'd Use Shutdown in VA

Ken Cuccinelli, Fairfax County Times

If you like the way Washington is operating right now, Terry McAuliffe (who WaPo calls a “Washington insider and a Virginia outsider”) has promised to bring those same tactics to Richmond as Governor of VA.

Paul & Cruz Give Us Hope

David Limbaugh, Human Events

If Cruz and Paul had not stood up and grassroots conservatives had not held on, the public would have assumed, that R's had lost their willingness to fight for them. R's may not win this round, but they’ve already come much further than the pessimists predicted and given patriots reason for hope again.

Check Out the Dem. Shutdown Tracker!

Republican Study Committee Staff

Since 9/20, House Repubs have passed numerous bills to keep the gov't funded. Senate Dems have rejected most of these bills, and are refusing to even negotiate with the House. Here is a rundown of the various proposals to fund the government during the shutdown.

TeaParty to Blame for Fiscal Mess?

Patrick J. Buchanan, WND

Since the tea-party folks are newcomers to DC, who brought us to the edge of the fiscal cliff into default? What radical added $6 trillion to our national debt in 5 years? Not the tea party.

A Short-Term Debt Ceiling Increase?

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air

While the Senate prepares to vote on a big raise in the debt ceiling, with Reid hoping to pressure Repubs to avoid a filibuster, Boehner has a new card he’s pulling out of his sleeve, too.

Why Is Obama Scaring Seniors?

Amy Payne, Heritage Foundation Blog

“In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time,” he said last week. “In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, they don’t go out on time.” This scaremongering is completely unnecessary.

Grassroots Rebellions Taking Over Washington This Weekend

We have said from the beginning of the current federal government “slimdown” that this fight isn’t about the budget or spending – it is about Obama’s demand that the rest of us conform to a law that he, the Washington elite and their cronies will never have to follow. Now the rest of America is beginning to agree and join the fight.

Fed Gov Opens for Amnesty Rally?

Tony Lee, Breitbart

The Obama administration will allow a big rally for comprehensive immigration reform on Tuesday in D.C. on the National Mall, even though it's supposed to be closed due to the government shutdown.

R's DO Have a Strategy

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

Conservatives, and Repubs have been accused of having “no strategy” in the showdown with Obama and the D's over Obamacare, the government shutdown, and the debt ceiling. Not true. It's necessary and long overdue: win back disenchanted voters by fighting for their interests--hard.

Furlough Ends for Most DoD Workers

Dion Nissenbaum and Siobhan Hughes Connect, Wall Street Journal

The Pentagon on Sat. said it would call most of its 350,000 furloughed civilian workers back to their jobs, concluding that a recent law allows officials to consider them critical to protecting national security.

FLOTUS' Prog. Trumps Missing Kids?

Oliver Darcy, The Blaze

While the missing children alert system Amber Alert site closed due to the shutdown, Michelle Obama’s site for her “Let’s Move” campaign is running and fully functional.

It’s the Spending, Stupid

A Republican with the kind of talent and zest for limited government constitutional conservative principles that Ted Cruz has shown in the Obamacare fight needs to step forward – and soon – to play the Cruz role in the impending debt ceiling battle.

Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall!

If people start defying the government about something like the closing of an open air monument, imagine what might happen come January 1, 2014 when all Americans will be required to sign-up for ObamaCare?

Paul:O's Retort On Shutdown? ShutUp!

Sen. Rand Paul, Washington Times

Obama refuses to engage in any debate or discussion -- his way or the highway. Obama and the Sen. Dems would rather shut down our gov't than work with Repubs on serious amendments and solutions.