All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘government shutdown’

Breaking News: Senate Ends Budget Debate

After weeks of concern that we were headed for yet another government shutdown, it seems that might not be the case at all. A bipartisan effort to bring the budget debate to a final vote suggests there’s a chance the majority of senators may approve the latest version of the proposed budget. The New York Times reports that a 67-33 …

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Congressional Approval Hits Lowest Point Ever

It’s been something of a truism and a joke in recent years that Americans hate congress but love their individual congresspersons. Now, even that sentiment could be changing as congressional approval in the U.S. has hit rock-bottom. Gallup today released the results of a survey last week showing that only 9% of Americans approve of the way the U.S. congress …

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Americans’ Economic Confidence Dropped Sharply in October

Though Americans seem to be slowly gaining the confidence to spend more of their money, those same Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the U.S. economy. Gallup today released the results of its daily tracing poll for the month of October, showing that the pollster’s economic confidence index now sits at -35. This is down from -19 at the end of …

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Idaho Hiker Body Found In National Park

Dr. Jo Elliott-Blakeslee, aged 63, went hiking with her friend, Amelia Linkert, about a month ago in Idaho’s national Craters of The Moon park. The two were last seen on September 19th, in a campground on the park’s grounds. The two were declared missing on September 24th, and a hunt began to find them. Linkert was found a few days …

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Government Shutdown Delays Tax Filing Season

The IRS announced today that the government shutdown that lasted from October 1 to October 16 will cause the start of the 2014 tax filing season to be delayed. Unfortunately, the deadline to file taxes (unless you file for an extension) is still April 15, so this does nothing to help taxpayers who like to wait until later to file …

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House Stenographer Rant “Work of God”

While all of America and international markets suffered due to the government shutdown, we now know who suffered the most – House stenographer, Dianne Reidy. In a bizarre act Wednesday night, Reidy approached the dais of the House with what most people believed to be a message. House Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., who was presiding over the House, said that …

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Government Shutdown Ends: Let’s Tweet About It

If you think you were stressed out during the government shutdown, imagine what it was like to be an astronaut in space and wondering if NASA would be there to help you. Although most of NASA shutdown, there were a few people around to handle mission control and make sure the astronauts on the space station did not get lost …

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Government Shutdown Ends: House and Senate Reach a Deal

Who saw this coming? The House and Senate have reached a deal at the 11th hour and the government shutdown is over. Lawmakers in D.C. squabbled back and forth for weeks about the budget, causing around 1 million government workers to be furloughed for 16 days. Just before we reached the October 17 deadline–the date the U.S. would go into …

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Robert Redford Talks Government Shutdown

What do you call a person who uses belligerent language and demagogy to demonize and stigmatize the opposition while contributing zero ideas to solve the tsunami of American debt? What do you call a person who lectures the 99% to cough up more of their hard earned money to finance the parasites in Washington DC, while sitting on a cool …

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Paul Ryan May Be Challenged By Dead Sikh’s Son

In 2012, a white supremacist military veteran loaded up with weapons and attacked the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Five people were killed in the attack, including Satwant Singh Kaleka, the small-business owner who founded the temple. No motive was ever discovered. Now, the AP reports Kaleka’s son, Amar, will be filing paperwork on Wednesday to form an exploratory …

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Statue of Liberty Reopens Amid Government Shutdown

A vast number of federal sectors were effected by the partial federal government shutdown. But, what most people weren’t aware of prior to the shutdown was that it would cause a ripple effect that would merge into other areas. The Statue of Liberty was one entity that suffered the consequences. Liberty Island National Park is one of the 33 sites …

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Gov’t Shutdown: Nat’l Parks Reopen, NIH in Peril, Wars, Foreign Aid Continue

In the ongoing government shutdown soap opera, WWE style pre-determined battle lines have been drawn. Conservative Republicans are pretending to stand on “principle” in the hopes that gullible America will be impressed by their theatrics and reward them with re-election. Of course when it comes to rewarding questionable corporations like OSI Systems who are prime beneficiaries of government monopoly over …

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