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…