Boehner Resigns: Did He Just Make Government Shutdown More Certain?

Boehner resigns and surprises the country this week as the battle over spending that could shut down the government looms just around the corner. Why John Boehner resigned remains unclear but easily guessed, and a replacement for that unenviable job…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown

Veteran Republicans, finding the GOP the party mostly assailed for the clinging government shutdown, is lashing out at Tea Party lawmakers as those refusing to yield and allow the country to move forward. Polls over the last days that place…

Food Stamps Glitch Not Caused by Shutdown

People who receive food stamps were in for a shock today when they tried to pay for their groceries. A glitch in the national EBT system halted payments on Saturday, which meant people across 17 states had no money to…

Statue of Liberty Reopens Despite Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has been hard on the National Parks Service. Many of its parks shut down earlier in October due to lack of funding from the federal government. In some cases, park closure meant a huge hit to state…

Paul Ryan: Possible Dealstriker on Fiscal Crisis

Paul Ryan is stepping up to the proverbial plate in negotiations within the troubled government on the two impending crises in our great nation, according to Fox News. He is proposing a plan to increase federal debt that is tied…

‘F*ck You Congress’ Is the Single-Purpose Site We All Need Right Now

As the gears continue to sit, idle, at our nation’s capital – you probably feel powerless. And right now, you are. There’s a log jam in Washington and there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it. Wait, this just…

Parks Reopen in Utah, More to Come

Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced on Thursday that the state has made a deal with Department of the Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, to keep Utah national parks open with state money, according to CNN. Utah is one of the first…

National Parks Open In Utah After Striking Deal

Utah has reached an agreement with the government this week and will reopen five national parks by Saturday. Utah Governor Gary Herbert said that a deal had been reached with the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in…